Skip to comments.Three CNN Employees Resign Over Retracted Story About Russia Investigation
Posted on 06/26/2017 4:22:41 PM PDT by mandaladon
CNN has accepted the resignations of multiple employees who were involved with the networks retracted story that supposedly tied the Trump Administration to the Senates investigation into Russia.
CNN is facing blowback over an erroneous report which claimed that former Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci was connected to a $10 billion Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). The network pulled the story over the weekend, and they have issued new editorial rules for future content about the ongoing probes into Russias election interference.
The Washington Posts Erik Wemple was first to report that three people have tended their resignations in the aftermath of the affair: Thomas Frank, the reporter who wrote the story, Eric Lichtblau, DC editor of the CNN Investigative Team, and Lex Haris of CNN Investigates.
CNNs management has launched an internal investigation to review the incident, and Stelter states that the retracted article did not adhere to standard editorial guidelines.
(Excerpt) Read more at mediaite.com ...
This breakdown in editorial workflow disturbed the CNN executives who learned about it.~~~~~~~~~~Really?
LOL x 1,000,000 on this one.
I don’t think there are enough LOLs.
It really is unfrickinbelievable.
I hope their advertisers drop like flies.
The midtown pizza parlor has openings.
3 janitors took the fall.
Allowing resignations shows no remorse by the corporation
Thomas Frank!! LOL!!! About damn time!
bwa ha haaaa..... good riddance, but they would have to empty out CNN’s building to begin to build an honest news organization.
This is just a few miscreants falling on their swords to try to protect the rest of the organization.
The Scalp Count looks like it’s starting to move in Trump’s favor. IMHO, there are a lot democRATs and their complicit media lapdogs that are starting to see the pendulum begin to swing back with a passion and are saying to themselves, “Just walk away.”
Yep. Like CNN didn’t know.
They ain’t fooling everyone.
Just fleeing a sinking ship is all...
“Thomas Frank, the reporter who wrote the story...”
You beat me by a little bit! That was the first thing that jumped out at me, too!
So. Much. Winning! :)
They were probably facing massive lawsuits they would lose. The real reason they retracted.
He’s a FAT, LYIG PIG and it FINALLY caught up to him!! GMTA
re. Eric Lichtblau, DC editor of the CNN Investigative Team
On October 31, 2016, the New York Times published an article by Lichtblau and Steven Lee Myers indicating that intelligence agencies believed that Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential Election was not aimed at electing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. It was subsequently revealed that multiple United States intelligence agencies were conducting an investigation at the time into covert aid from the Kremlin to the Trump campaign. This has led to criticism of the New York Times coverage of the election, and speculation that the Times reporting, and the Lichtblau article in particular, contributed to Trump’s victory. On January 20, 2017, the New York Times published an article by the public editor acknowledging that the Times staff, including the editors and Lichtblau, had access to materials and details indicating that the Russian interference was aimed at electing Donald Trump, contradicting the October 31 Lichtblau article, and stating that “a strong case can be made that The Times was too timid in its decisions not to publish the material it had.”
Daniel Pfeiffer, former senior advisor to president Barack Obama, characterized the decision not to publish the story while at the same time publishing many articles that fueled the Hillary Clinton email controversy as a “black mark” in the newspapers history. New York Times editor Dean Baquet dismissed the controversy, stating that the public editor article is a “bad column” that comes to a “fairly ridiculous conclusion.”
Shenanigans. Review by several departments would mean they couldn’t breathlessly break the latest leak from some “anonymous” source.
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