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CNN Producer Says Russia Story About Ratings

29 June, 2017, 07:22 | Author: Roger Davidson
  • CNN Producer Says Russia Story About Ratings

It claimed that Scaramucci met with the head of a Russian investment fund in the weeks leading up to Trump's inauguration as US President.

CNN, which Trump has frequently referred to as "fake news", has come under a lot of criticism since retracting the story and making apologies.

The story was published on CNN's website, but not used on-air, the network said.

This is why the media elites will ignore the latest Project Veritas sting video in which CNN producer John Bonifield admits the Trump-colluded-with-Russia scandal is "mostly bull- right now".

Three investigative journalists at CNN have resigned after the network retracted a story about a congressional inquiry into a link between a Russian investment fund and an American financier who is an adviser to President Trump.

In its reply, the CNN Communications account tweeted to Trump "CNN just posted it's most-watched second quarter in history".

CNN retracted and apologized for an online story linking former Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci with a Russian bank.

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Scaramucci had said on Friday that the story is not true.

The CNN story was based on one anonymous source, and when challenged on its content, CNN acknowledged it could not stand by the piece.

And I think if we would have behaved that way with President Obama and scrutinized everything that he was doing with as much scrutiny as we apply to Donald Trump, I think our viewers would have been turned off.

The president was livid at CNN's story but also felt vindicated because it seemed to confirm his belief that the cable network was trying to undermine his presidency, according to one staffer who demanded anonymity to discuss private conversations.

CNN has not commented on the video. On Monday, CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta complained on the air about White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer holding the daily briefing off-camera and barely calling on any CNN reporters for the past two weeks, while regularly calling on a Fox reporter. CNN claimed to have accepted their resignation. "As Executive Editor of that team, I have resigned", Haris said in a statement published by CNN.

"To report not on facts, but instead on narratives that yield high ratings, is exactly the definition of fake news", said O'Keefe.

O'Keefe said Project Veritas got the video last Friday and that a portion, in an elevator, was recorded at CNN's headquarters. "They are all Fake News!" the president declared.

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