Supporters of President Trump have known for years that CNN is a fake news network, pumping out false stories that are designed to deliberately mislead the American public and make it more difficult for the President to govern.
cnn fake newsAt long last the penny has dropped with CNN. It knows the fake news game is up and it is now trying desperately to claw back some of its tattered reputation.
Three reporters who created a false news story that linked a Trump transition figure to a Russian investment fund have been fired.
CNN couldn’t even report that correctly, it said they “resigned”.
The firings follow an investigation carried out by CNN executives that found, “There were editorial checks and balances within the organization that weren’t met.”
That’s just another way of admitting it was a fake news story fabricated by the network.
The fake news CNN story said the Senate Intelligence Committee was investigating a meeting between a Trump transition figure and the head of a Russian investment fund. As usual with fake news stories it relied on a single anonymous source, a tactic frequently used by other networks and by newspapers such as the Washington Post and New York Times.
cnn lies, liberals believeThis is not the first time that CNN has been caught red-handed running a news story that it knew was fake.
In advance of former FBI Director James Comey’s Senate testimony, CNN reporters Gloria Borger, Eric Lichtblau, Jake Tapper and Brian Rokus all ran stories saying that Comey would contradict Trump’s claims that the fired FBI chief had told him that he wasn’t a target of an investigation.
Instead, as we all saw and heard, Comey did exactly the opposite, confirming President Trump’s claims.
Too Little, Too Late
The credibility of CNN has been badly damaged by its fake news reports. Admitting it and instituting new “procedural filters” for all stories involving Russia, is too little and too late.
cnn-fake-news-sorryMany are even suggesting that they are motivated by the fact that the whole Russia conspiracy theory, which the MSM and the Democrats have been shouting about for months without a shred of evidence to back it up, is doing a lot more damage to the liberal left than it is to President Trump.
The recent string of special-election defeats, and the proximity of the 2018 elections, are a big factor in the change.
It will be interesting to see what the other fake news networks do now.
Apparently President Lincoln was right, you can’t fool all of the people all of the time!