Leaked CNN Memo: Top Execs to Review All Russia Stories After Very Fake News Retraction
Beware of fake news — This is why you should never rely on news from mainstream media.
CNN has just been caught for publishing shady news from unreliable, unidentified sources. According to Breitbart,
CNNMoney Executive Editor Rich Barbieri has sent an internal memo to all staff instructing them that all Russia-related stories must be cleared by him or another high-ranking executive, following a Breitbart News investigation which forced the retraction of a fake news story claiming the U.S. Senate was investigating an associate of President Donald Trump for alleged ties to Russia.
On Saturday, Jon Passantino of BuzzFeed tweeted a screenshot of a leaked email sent to all CNN staff on Saturday. It stated, “No one should publish any content involving Russia without coming to me and Jason [Farkas]… This applied to social, video, editorial, and MoneyStream. No exceptions. I will lay out a workflow Monday.”
The email was in response to a recently deleted article published by CNN that hinted at a connection between President Trump and Russia,
CNN’s piece was based entirely on information gained from one “anonymous source.” The article suggested shadowy connections between President Trump’s inner circle and a Russian investment fund.
However, CNN retracted the piece and posted this statement after investigation began on it,
“On June 22, 2017, CNN.com published a story connecting Anthony Scaramucci with investigations into the Russian Direct Investment Fund. That story did not meet CNN’s editorial standards and has been retracted. Links to the story have been disabled. CNN apologizes to Mr. Scaramucci.”
After Breitbart’s investigation, their GOP source confirmed that the allegations were completely unfounded:
This is nothing besides Democrats trying to frustrate the efforts of President Trump’s administration while Elizabeth Warren and those of her ilk spend their days collecting taxpayer funded paychecks while they do nothing but stand in the way of the progress of the American agenda and are responsible for this nonsense. They should put their names on it if they want to waste taxpayer money on it.
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