Wow, CNN had to retract big story on 'Russia, ' with 3 employees forced to resign.
Of course, one individual was lapping this news up like a White Russian: President Twitter-fingers, who had a straight up FIELD DAY tweeting about the "failing!" outlet's journalistic error. The episode is a damaging blow for a network that Trump has frequently derided as "fake news", and for a story that never even made it onto any of CNN's television networks. But Trump - long resistant to admitting his own falsehoods - is unlikely to correct his tweet anytime soon.
Haris, according to CNN, was named the executive editor of CNN Investigates in January.
A senior producer at CNN has described the intense speculation that Russian Federation aided the Trump presidential campaign as bullsh*t. Filmed on a hidden camera, CNN producer John Bonifield admits the organizations anti-Russia reporting is purely for ratings.
During her briefing, she did not take any question from CNN correspondent Jeff Zeleny.
"I think, if it's accurate, it's a disgrace to all of media and to all of journalism", Sanders said.
Bonifield also believes Trump's criticism of the network is valid.
The announcement came two days after the broadcaster published its retraction and apology while deleting all links relating to the story from its Website.
The CNN story was based on one anonymous source, and when challenged on its content, CNN acknowledged it could not stand by the piece. Earlier this year, Trump dubbed the media "the enemy of the American People!" and broke with recent presidential tradition in skipping the White House correspondents' dinner.
An internal CNN probe reportedly found normal editorial processes weren't followed in the stories editing and publication. However, news organisations typically submit important stories to multiple layers of editing, which doesn't appear to be the case here. Officials within CNN's standards and practices unit had raised concerns about several elements of the story, including the reliance on a single source, and others at the network were surprised to see it had been posted anyway. As Executive Editor of that team, I have resigned. He had worked at CNN since 2001 and was hand-picked to lead the new investigations unit. Bonifield later goes on to say that the president is justified in saying "Look, you are witch hunting me".
"Our ratings are incredible right now", producer John Bonifield tells the Project Veritas reporter in the video, who asked the producer if he thought the story was "bulls**t". On the conservative channel Fox News, reliably pro-Trump pundits Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity jumped on the story.
The president, in a morning tweetstorm related to CNN's retraction of a story about a Trump associate's meeting with a Russian financial leader, suggested that the network is looking at management changes.