Speaking of Trump, he took to Twitter Tuesday morning to fire off a mini tweet storm against CNN after the network was forced to retract its report that Congress was investigating Trump associate Anthony Scaramucci's ties to a Russian investment fund. The story, which was published on CNN.com late last week, was about Anthony Scaramucci, a former hedge fund manager who was a part of the executive transition team following the 2016 election.
CNN isn't commenting Monday, June 26, as to what led it to retract a story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund.
CNN said the story didn't meet its editorial standards. Monday, three employees-reporter Thomas Frank, assistant managing editor Eric Lichtblau and head of the investigations unit Lex Haris resigned over the article.
CNN has been President Donald Trump's favorite media target by far - he regularly refers to the network as "fake news".
Earlier in the day, the president also retweeted a modified image of the network's logo, referring to it as FNN, or the Fake News Network rather than the Cable News Network, CNN.
CNN has found itself in journalistic and presidential cross-hairs in recent months over other anonymously sourced stories.
- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2017Fake News CNN is looking at big management changes now that they got caught falsely pushing their phony Russian stories.
CNN anchor Michael Smerconish is not embarrassed by his network's shoddy Russian Federation reporting last week, because they took immediate steps to correct it. The story did not air on the network.
Friday night, once it was determined that editorial processes were not followed, CNN deleted the story from CNN.com.
Following the retraction, Mr Scaramucci tweeted that CNN "did the right thing".
Scaramucci accepted the network's apology, but deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders pounced.
The problem with CNN's story turning out to be problematic is that it lends credibility to the outrageousness that mainstream media is fake news.
CNN says President Donald Trump is wrong to suggest the network is failing.
All three journalists were highly respected and their resignations were said to have come as a surprise to their colleagues. "Everyone makes mistakes. Moving on". "I am leaving, but will carry those principles wherever I go".