After CNN’s recent embarrassment, when they published and then retracted a fake story that claimed Trump transition team member Anthony Scaramucci was under FBI investigation, new rules are being put in place.
The higher-ups in the network sure weren’t happy and an email obtained by BuzzFeed proves it.
CNNMoney executive editor Rich Barbieri wrote in the email, “No one should publish any content involving Russia without coming to me and Jason. This applies to social, video, editorial, and MoneyStream. No exceptions.”
“Jason”, according to BuzzFeed, is a vice president at CNN.
The network has had a rocky relationship with President Trump, to put it lightly. The president has now famously labeled the network as fake news.
So, them actually printing fake news and being forced to retract it has done nothing to boost confidence in viewers.
And this isn’t the first mishap that they have had recently.
The network was forced to rewrite a story earlier this month that claimed former FBI Director James Comey would refute Trump’s claim that Comey had informed him three separate times that he was not the subject of an FBI investigation.
In fact, Comey’s testimony confirmed Trump’s account.
All four bylines, including that of anchor Jake Tapper and chief political analyst Gloria Borger, were originally removed from the rewritten story but were later added back in after an inquiry from The Daily Caller.
Needless to say, we won’t be trusting much of what the networks will be reporting.