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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shamrock
shamrock

Trump puts out quite a bit fake news himself. More than all other sources combined.

RonJ
RonJ

"Seriously, how hard is it to do some basic fact checking before reporting complete BS?" They aren't interested in the truth. They are anti Trump. Fact checkers need not apply. It is also not just CNN. KTLA ran an obstruction of justice story the other day. After mentioning Trump's side of the issue, the anchor said "Diane Fienstein disagrees. KTLA suppressed comments by Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, who said, “If Congress were to ever charge him with obstruction of justice for exercising his constitutional authority under Article 2, we’d have a constitutional crisis,” he explained. “You cannot charge a president with obstruction of justice for exercising his constitutional power to fire Comey and his constitutional authority to tell the Justice Department who to investigate, who not to investigate. That’s what Thomas Jefferson did. That’s what Lincoln did. That’s what Roosevelt did. We have precedents that clearly establish that.” I had to find that quote somewhere other than KTLA news.

Dsgn
Dsgn

Weren't you the first American to quote Juncker: "When it gets serious you have to lie." ? BezosBlog gets it with regard to the outright lie campaign against Moore. ABC got it with that Flynn / stock market lie. And CNN - ClearlyNotNews - got it with this lie. Sounds like MerelyOpinionMedia to me.

Sechel
Sechel

i'm curious as to the difference between fake news and purposefully wrong news? no doubt cnn got it wrong and whatever fact checking they did fell flat, but trump is the boy who cried wolf here, after screaming fake news several times a day, we're now supposed to listen, maybe that's why he had to now come out with purposefully wrong since fake news is simply news he doesn't like

Stuki
Stuki

You’re talking about people who know, and understand, nothing. Writing about people who know and understand nothing. For a self-selected audience who know and understand nothing. In all cases, nothing in the literal, technical sense. As in, no more likely to be right about anything at all whatsoever, than a broken clock. Hence, everything emanating from any of them, is pure random. How would you even attempt to go about differentiating “fake” from, I presume, supposedly “non-fake” news originating from anyone in that environment?

Just route around them. All of them. Go to a kennel and listen to its residents yap. It’s more informative and intelligent than anything you’ll ever hear, in the next billions and billions of years, from any of the above. Ditto for white noise.