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  • CNN Anchor: Trump Putting Journalists In Danger; "Declaration Of War On Media" Has (trunc)

    06/28/2017 3:48:14 PM PDT · by Mariner · 2 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 28th, 2017 | By Ian Schwartz
    CNN's Clarissa Ward, a foreign correspondent, served as guest co-host on Wednesday's broadcast of CNN's News Day. Ward fretted "people" in war zones have been "emboldened" by President Trump's "declaration of war on the media." Ward, expressing concern for members of the media in dangerous areas of the world, said to guest Chris Cillizza, 'I can only imagine what a person like you is dealing with. At what point does this become reckless or irresponsible?' It should be noted Chris Cillizza is a Washington-based political correspondent and commentator. Playboy White House correspondent Brian Karem, who has received new-found fame after...
  • CNN's Cuomo: This Whole Fake News Thing Needs To End, And It Needs To End Right Now

    06/28/2017 3:20:58 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 49 replies
    RealClear Politics ^ | 06/28/2017 | Ian Schwartz
    CNN's Chris Cuomo exploded on Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) after he said the debate around the plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is "completely distorted using incorrect information." "I know you're not suggesting that I'm using misleading information, right? You let me know what I'm saying that's inaccurate. This whole 'fake' thing needs to end, and it needs to end right now. You tell me what I'm getting wrong, or we'll deal with the number as the CBO puts them out," Cuomo charged on Wednesday's broadcast of CNN's New Day.
  • Vice Retracts Articles About Donald Trump’s Animatronic Robot at Disney World

    06/28/2017 12:09:50 PM PDT · by ThinkingAllowed · 25 replies
    Variety ^ | 6/28/2017 | Todd Spangler
    Vice Media’s Motherboard tech site has retracted two articles — supposedly revealing discord at Disney Parks about Donald Trump’s presence in the Hall of Presidents attraction — citing factual errors and questions about sourcing for the pieces. “After a thorough investigation into the sourcing of two stories, ‘Here’s the Secret Backstage Trump Drama at Walt Disney World’s Hall of Presidents’ and ‘Behind the Scenes of Disney’s Donald Trump “Hall of Presidents” Installation,’ and the identification of several factual errors, we have decided to retract both pieces,” Motherboard said in an editorial note posted Wednesday in place of the two articles....
  • Faecal bacteria 'in ice in Costa, Starbucks and Caffe Nero'

    06/28/2017 8:01:33 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies ^ | June 28, 2017 | BBC
    Ice from three of the UK's biggest coffee chains has been found to contain bacteria from faeces, according to a BBC investigation.
  • How CNN’s Fake News Machine Ran

    06/28/2017 8:08:57 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    Front Page ^ | June 28, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    In April, media types were crowing that CNN had brought in Eric Lichtblau who had been, in the Washington Post’s words, at “the forefront of the New York Times’s reporting on the relationship between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia.” It was “an investment in investigative reporting and the sprawling Russia story”. It didn’t take long for the investigative investment to sprawl badly. Lichtblau has resigned from CNN in a growing scandal over a Fake News story about a Trump associate. "Eric will guide our coverage and thinking," Lex Haris, executive editor of CNN Investigates, had boasted. "And when he’s onto...
  • Fake News CNN In Full Meltdown Thanks To James O’Keefe

    06/28/2017 5:00:48 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 21 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 6.28.2017 | David Blackmon
    Despite the public pronouncements of CEO Mark Zucker, all is not well at CNN, the fakest news outlet in the fake news universe. Despite Mr. Zucker’s Monday claim that his network is “more trusted than ever”, the cable channel’s ratings are in full tank mode vs. its main competitors at Fox and MSNBC in ratings released on Monday. CNN has just one daily program among the top 20 in that mix, and it comes in at #20. It’s key to remember that those ratings reflect viewership for the week before CNN was forced to pull down and apologize for a...
  • Retracted CNN story a boon for president at war with media

    06/28/2017 3:13:01 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 32 replies
    AP ^ | 27 June 17 | Julie Bykowicz and Jill Colvin
    For a president seemingly at perpetual war with “fake news,” the resignation of three CNN journalists over a retracted story about a Donald Trump Russian connection is a gift from the political gods when the struggling effort to pass a health bill dominates the headlines. The White House quickly took advantage Tuesday with blistering presidential tweets and a media scolding at the afternoon press briefing. Conservative provocateur James O’Keefe piled on by releasing a video with a CNN producer caught on camera talking about the network’s Russia coverage being ratings-driven. CNN late Monday accepted the resignations of journalists Thomas Frank,...
  • Sarah Palin sues NY Times over editorial tying her to Giffords shooting

    06/27/2017 5:03:50 PM PDT · by Hadean · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 27, 2017 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Former Alaska Governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin filed a lawsuit against the New York Times Tuesday over an editorial that tied her to the January 2011 shooting of an Arizona congresswoman. Palin's attorneys claim that the paper defamed her in the June 14 editorial, published hours after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., was shot and wounded while practicing with the GOP's baseball team in Alexandria, Va. The editorial, attributed to the Times' editorial board and titled "America's Lethal Politics," initially linked Palin's rhetoric to the shooting that killed six people and wounded 13 others, including then-Rep. Gabrielle...
  • Response to a Trump Hater

    06/27/2017 2:51:22 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/27/17 | Roger King
    We are on the precipice of a Civil War and, if we are not careful, the degradation of the very fabric of our republic Not long ago, an old friend texted me her thoughts on President Trump. She felt that he should immediately be impeached for the following reasons: he was a dictator, he colluded with Russia, that he tampered with the FBI investigation, he has practiced gross misconduct and that he is a “dumba”. Furthermore, Obama put stuff in place during his administration for the good of our country and now we are spending tax dollars undoing these things,...
  • Study: TV News Is Obsessed With Trump-Russia Probe

    06/27/2017 12:55:33 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 7 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | 06/27/2017 | Rich Noyes
    How much has the media’s obsession with the ongoing Russia investigation smothered the rest of the Trump policy agenda? A Media Research Center study of every broadcast network evening newscast in the five weeks since the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller on May 17 found a whopping 353 minutes of airtime devoted to the Russia probe, or 55 percent of all coverage of the Trump presidency during those weeks. The networks’ relentless coverage of Russia meant little airtime was spent on important policy topics, as the investigation garnered 20 times more attention than the new health care bill, 100...
  • CNN SPINS – Stands by Producer Busted “Diversity of Personal Opinion” Makes CNN Strong

    06/27/2017 12:14:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    GP ^ | 06/27/17 | Jim Hoft
    Very Fake News CNN is in spin mode as they scramble to do some damage control after Project Veritas dropped undercover bombshell video of a CNN producer saying the Russia story is ‘bullsh*t’ and they continue to push the false narrative for ratings. Very fake news’ Brian Stelter of ‘Reliable Sources’ tweeted CNN’s PR statement noting that the staffer in the undercover video isn’t involved in Russia or Trump coverage. Interesting spin by CNN as they only talk about the producer, Bonifield and ignore that he brought up the CEO of CNN, Jeff Zucker demanding that his news channel get...
  • CNN Journalists Resign: Latest Example of Media Recklessness on the Russia Threat

    06/27/2017 9:38:43 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 22 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 06/27/2017 | Glenn Greenwald
    Three prominent CNN journalists resigned Monday night after the network was forced to retract and apologize for a story linking Trump ally Anthony Scaramucci to a Russian investment fund under congressional investigation. That article — like so much Russia reporting from the U.S. media — was based on a single anonymous source, and now, the network cannot vouch for the accuracy of its central claims. In announcing the resignation of the three journalists — Thomas Frank, who wrote the story; Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Eric Lichtblau, recently hired away from the New York Times; and Lex Haris, head of a new...
  • CNN producer: Trump 'probably right' about Russian 'witch hunt'

    06/27/2017 8:23:39 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/27/17 | by Eddie Scarry
    A producer for CNN admitted in a newly released undercover spy video that President Trump is "probably right" in accusing his opponents of engaging in a witch hunt as it relates to collusion with Russia. The video, published online Monday night by conservative sting activist James O'Keefe's Project Veritas website, shows John Bonifield, a CNN producer who covers medical issues, saying, "I just feel like they really don't have it [proof of collusion] but they want to keep digging." He continued, "And so I think the president is probably right to say, ‘Look, you are witch hunting me.'" Bonifield also...
  • CNN to air 'The Russian Connection: Inside the Attack on Democracy' Tuesday night

    06/27/2017 7:55:44 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 57 replies
    CNN will host a special documentary ,"The Russian Connection: Inside the Attack on Democracy," reported by CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto on Tuesday night. Sciutto, a veteran of the Obama State Department who came to CNN in 2014, "recounts and tracks the story of Russian hacks targeting the 2016 presidential election from the very beginning to the investigations still underway today and to new fears of Russian attacks on upcoming U.S. elections," according to the network announcement. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former Hillary Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta, former National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and...
  • Three CNN Employees Resign Over Retracted Story on Russia Ties

    06/27/2017 7:40:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | June 26, 2017 @ 3:57 PM | Itay Hod
    Three CNN employees have handed in their resignations over a retracted story linking President Trump to Russia, the network announced Monday. The article was removed from on Friday after the network decided it could no longer stand by its reporting. “In the aftermath of the retraction of a story published on, CNN has accepted the resignation of the employees involved in the story’s publication,” a network spokesperson told TheWrap in a statement. On Thursday, CNN investigative reporter Thomas Frank published a story involving an investigation into a Russian investment fund with possible ties to several Trump associates. According...
  • Veritas: CNN Producer Admits Hyping ‘Mostly (bleep) Trump-Russia Scandal for ‘Ratings’ (Trunc.)

    06/27/2017 6:39:36 AM PDT · by libstripper · 132 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | June 26, 2017 | Matthew Boyle
    ames O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has struck again: This time, a senior CNN producer was caught on camera by one of O’Keefe’s investigators admitting that the network’s relentless bashing of President Donald Trump with the Russia scandal lacks proof. “Could be bullshit. I mean, it’s mostly bullshit right now,” the CNN producer, John Bonifield, said in a video O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released on Tuesday, when asked about his thoughts on the Russia investigation. “Like, we don’t have any giant proof. Then they say, well there’s still an investigation going on. And you’re like, yeah, I don’t know. If they were finding...
  • President Trump, it is time to eject CNN from the White House (vanity)

    06/27/2017 6:19:59 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 39 replies
    Ciaphas Cain
    The latest video from Project Veritas is the most damning evidence yet of what we have ALL known: that the mainstream press has a dire liberal/pro-Democrat bias and they think nothing of ignoring basic journalism ethics if it means higher profits and manipulating the masses.CNN is going to do its damndest to sweep this under the rug. To make sure people don't see this. And the major networks and liberal publications are going to close ranks behind their fellow traveler.So it's time for Trump to strike while the iron is hot...He should declare that CNN has now pretty much admitted...
  • CNN is Having a Bad Week; The Trump Administration Should Make it Worse

    06/27/2017 4:03:43 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 14 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 6.27.2017 | David Blackmon
    Two fake reporters and a fake editor resigned from CNN on Monday amid the fallout from the #fakenews network’s having to retract and apologize for yet another fake story on what it likes to call “RussiaGate”. Interestingly, one of the fake reporters, a guy named Eric Lichtbau, had recently come to CNN from the equally fake NYTimes. Apparently, infesting the already fake CNN with the “standards” of the NYTimes only served to compound fakery on top of fakery. But don’t worry about CNN – journalism schools turn out thousands of great fake journalists every semester, so they’ll be able to...
  • American Pravda: CNN Producer Says Russia Narrative “bull[bleep]" (VIDEO)

    06/26/2017 10:24:21 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 51 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | Jun 26, 2017
    CNN Producer John Bonifield who was caught on hidden-camera admitting that there is no proof to CNN’s Russia narrative. He confirms that the driving factor at CNN is ratings. According to the CNN Producer, business is booming. “Trump is good for business right now,” he concluded. (click link for video)
  • Three CNN journalists RESIGN over retracted story that linked President's official to Russia...

    06/26/2017 7:51:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 26, 2017 | Emily Crane and Ann Schmidt For
    FULL TITLE: Three CNN journalists RESIGN over retracted story that linked President's official to Russia: Trump Jr. calls story the 'biggest fake news scandal in the network's history' Three CNN employees have resigned after the outlet deleted a story from its website that claimed there were possible ties between Russia and an associate of President Donald Trump. In the wake of their resignation, Donald Trump Jr is calling for CNN's president Jeff Zucker to publicly explain, saying the story is 'the biggest fake news scandal in the network's history'. Thomas Frank, Eric Lichtblau and Lex Haris were all involved in...