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Fake News? CNN Misfires on Trump Jr.-WikiLeaks Story

Fake News? CNN Misfires on Trump Jr.-WikiLeaks Story”

14, 2016. Since the hacked documents were public by then, the email is much less of a smoking gun indicating collusion between Trump officials and WikiLeaks. "On Friday evening all networks retracted the story". WikiLeaks stated on Twitter.

"The U.S. Media Yesterday Suffered its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages: Now Refuses All Transparency Over What Happened", it said.

Behind the reporting of Raju and Jeremy Herb, CNN on Friday reported something semi-scandalous. In a tweet Friday afternoon, Trump Jr. chided CNN for not immediately correcting its report.

"CNN'S slogan is CNN, THE MOST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS". They see the overwhelming evidence that the national news media is radically stacked against the Trump administration.

ABC News' Brian Ross also had an issue with dates that cost him four weeks without pay. "I said to everybody: Get yourself a lawyer and sue ABC News", he said. "Their slogan should be CNN, THE LEAST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS!"

And now, a variation on that rule: They'll use every big mistake to allege that you have some nefarious motive in your reporting. Thank you so much. An attorney for Trump Jr. told the Post that the email was one of "a ton of unsolicited emails like this on a variety of topics". (Hint: "it destroys your attempt to destroy @DonaldJTrumpJr)".

But the email is dated Sept 14, not Sept 4, as CNN had reported.

Futerfas characterized the message as one of thousands that Trump Jr. and the campaign received "from individuals all over the world with opinions, suggestions, ideas and commentary". We do not know who Mike Erickson is.

"We're going to cut right through the fake news media". Brian Ross should have not been taken off the Trump beat by ABC, but should have been fired outright for incompetence in his eagerness to further tarnish Michael Flynn.

Trump tweeted about Ross on Saturday and last weekend as well, blaming him for a short-lived stock market correction apparently spurred by the initial report.

Later in July 2016, Trump Jr. denied knowing anything about leaked emails when asked by CNN to comment on an allegation made by Hillary Clinton's campaign manager that Russians were behind the effort.

Mr Trump Jr has repeatedly denied wrongdoing and during testimony in front of the House Intelligence Committee on 8 December said he did not remember receiving this particular email.

In fact, CNN alone has published several half-truths and outright falsehoods in relations to President Trump.



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