Trump Accuses CNN of Purposeful Fake News "Fraud on American Public"

Yesterday, CNN corrected a story on Trump after getting its facts wrong. A barrage of Trump Tweets followed.

CNN on Friday corrected an erroneous report that Donald Trump Jr. had received advance notice from the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks about a trove of hacked documents that it planned to release during last year’s presidential campaign.

In fact, the email to Mr. Trump was sent a day after the documents, stolen from the Democratic National Committee, were made available to the general public.

Trump Tweets About FakeNews CNN

Purposely Wrong

No Apology

CNN Least Trusted Name in Business

Seriously, how hard is it to do some basic fact checking before reporting complete BS?

Apparently, it's quite hard when the goal is a sensational headline and you need to be first with it.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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Bam_Man
Bam_Man

Good luck with your advertising sales, guys.

Bam_Man
Bam_Man

To anyone with more than two functioning brain cells, their credibility is at ZERO.

Bam_Man
Bam_Man

Anyone that believes ANYTHING spewed out by the CORPORATE media is at this point, a fool.

killben
killben

@Sechel,

At the outset I am not treating this as Trump Vs Media issue. I would be the first to accept that Trump says so many things that may also be fake and should also be held accountable. If you feel just because Trump gets away so should the media then we are on different pages. Both should not get away. If the rule of law allows this then this is what you get where each will get away with it.
As regards this...

"In my opinion the bar is set high here because freedom of the press is so important in our society."

Freedom for an individual or the press comes with responsibility. The responsibility of the press is they bring out the truth and not say something because it does not like Trump. That can have no bearing on the case.

RonJ
RonJ

"This has nothing to do with Trump's presidency." Correct. It has to do with a fraudulent mainstream news media. The MSM colluded with the Hillary campaign, meddling in our election. They continue to meddle, as they have an agenda.