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Monday, June 26, 2017

"A massive, massive fuckup"

CNN learns the hard way that relying upon Never-Trumpers as sources is a very bad idea:
CNN late Friday deleted a story from its website that claimed Senate investigators were looking into a Russian investment fund whose chief executive met with a member of President Trump’s transition team, later issuing a retraction in the story's place.

The now-deleted story, by investigative reporter Thomas Frank, was published Thursday and cited a single, unnamed source who claimed that the Senate Intelligence Committee was looking into a "$10-billion Russian investment fund whose chief executive met with a member of President Donald Trump's transition team four days before Trump's inauguration."

But by Friday evening, the story had vanished from CNN's website. It was not immediately clear when the story was removed, but a tweet linking to the story, from CNN's Politics account, was also deleted sometime Friday evening.

After noticing the story's disappearance, BuzzFeed News contacted CNN. More than an hour later, an editor's note appeared on CNN's website. A company representative sent BuzzFeed News a link to the note, but did not answer other questions about why the story was removed.

"The story did not meet CNN's editorial standards and has been retracted," the editor's note said. It did not say which parts of the story failed to meet the company's standards. The note also apologized to Anthony Scaramucci, a member of Trump's transition team and an adviser to his presidential campaign, who was named in the report.

A source close to the network, who requested anonymity to discuss the matter, told BuzzFeed News the story was a "massive, massive fuck up and people will be disciplined." The person said CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker and the head of the company's human resources department are "directly involved" in an internal investigation examining how the story was handled.
The lesson, as always: CNN is Fake News.

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87 Comments:

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents June 26, 2017 11:08 AM  

What, yet another "Muh Russhuh" fake news Narrative Fail?
Suckers! Teh lulz!

Trump 2016 for the LoLZ!

Blogger Nick S June 26, 2017 11:10 AM  

The entire establishment swamp is coming unraveled at an ever increasing rate. There is so much stuff coming to light, it's hard to keep up. I don't buy luck or happenstance causation. There is something divine about it all.

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 June 26, 2017 11:13 AM  

Citation Needed News

Blogger Nick S June 26, 2017 11:14 AM  

Reminiscent of Gamergate, the crowdsourced Trump Train investigative team is on the case. They don't stand a chance.

Blogger James Dixon June 26, 2017 11:21 AM  

> The lesson, as always: CNN is Fake News.

CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, the NYT, and WaPo, just to name a few.

> There is something divine about it all.

That's been true since Trump announced his campaign. Why he's acting now I can't say. I'm just grateful that he's chosen to do so.

Anonymous Steve June 26, 2017 11:22 AM  

Lol @ Buzzfeed now doing more investigative journalism than CNN

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 26, 2017 11:23 AM  

I love the irony of a President who says something no one in the White House has said for years - America First - bring accused of being Russia 's lapdog.

It's as if the fake news people can't grok actual patriotism.

Blogger dc.sunsets June 26, 2017 11:25 AM  

Too bad CNN doesn’t have a print edition. There are doubtlessly bird cages deprived of liners.

Blogger Nick S June 26, 2017 11:25 AM  

I think Lee Stranahan is on the right track...or, at least, moving toward the right track.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener June 26, 2017 11:29 AM  

The lies that have been ordered from the top aren't working, so now it's time to blame the minions. That has to be good for fakenewsroom morale.

"It's as if the fake news people can't grok actual patriotism."

They hate Trump because they know he's a patriot. He can't be bargained with... he can't be reasoned with... and he absolutely will not stop, ever, until America comes First.

Blogger dc.sunsets June 26, 2017 11:29 AM  

The entire establishment swamp is coming unraveled at an ever increasing rate. There is so much stuff coming to light, it's hard to keep up.

I still believe that we've seen nothing yet. When interest rates begin to escape higher and markets finally go toes-up, this overture will end and the curtain will rise.

Tragedy? Comedy? I'm betting on farce.

Anonymous andon June 26, 2017 11:30 AM  

looks like the SC reversed the travel ban to some degree according to Breitbart

Anonymous andon June 26, 2017 11:32 AM  

eh, reinstated i mean

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/26/supreme-court-reinstates-trump-travel-ban-muslim-majority-countries/

Anonymous BluePony June 26, 2017 11:32 AM  

"It's as if the fake news people can't grok actual patriotism."

They understand it fine. They're just people with very, very different goals than me or you. Once you move above the weaponized personality disorders of the useful idiot foot soldiers, you're not dealing with ignorance. You're dealing with evil.

Anonymous VDWE June 26, 2017 11:34 AM  

"The lesson, as always: CNN is Fake News."

People who say CNN or or other MSM sources are "Fake News" are really saying they don't like the truth. Look on CNN.com or the NY Times right now and show me a story that is "fake".

You can't. Which leads us to this question: Why are you afraid of truthful reporting?

Blogger Robert What? June 26, 2017 11:35 AM  

CNN have "editorial standards"?

Anonymous fop June 26, 2017 11:38 AM  

1) publish fake article
2) wait for refutation
3) quietly retract
4) profit!

Anonymous andon June 26, 2017 11:42 AM  

@ #15 - MSM slants everything and much of the problem is what they choose not to cover

but hey, if you think you're getting the truth and not one-sided propaganda, help yourself

Anonymous VDWE June 26, 2017 11:45 AM  

"MSM slants everything and much of the problem is what they choose not to cover"

Currently on CNN.com, the top story is the SCOTUS action on the travel ban. Is this "Fake News"?

Blogger 4499 June 26, 2017 11:49 AM  

How much do you think James Earl Jones would charge us to do a voice-over? "This is CNN - A Massive, Massive Fuck-Up" I'd throw in fifty bucks if he has a Gofundyourself panhandling account.

Blogger tz June 26, 2017 11:50 AM  

CNN has become the story including their refusal to respond to questions.
Death Spiral?
Bezos' and Slim's blogs too.
Credibility once lost is almost impossible to regain

Blogger Cail Corishev June 26, 2017 11:50 AM  

The person said CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker and the head of the company's human resources department are "directly involved" in an internal investigation examining how the story was handled.

Excellent, we all know how capable and intelligent HR people are.

And by "internal investigation" I assume they mean, "Demanding that the IT department figure out how to keep their pages from being archived."

Blogger tz June 26, 2017 11:53 AM  

CNN is also trying to find who's leaking their internal memos.
Karma.

Anonymous andon June 26, 2017 11:53 AM  

@ #20 - how will they spin it?

Trump stories in MSM ~90% negative since his election, prob since he started his campaign

also, they dont ask any questions that im interested in hearing the answer to. Their questions are from the perspective of the illegal alien invading my country (dont you feel sorry for this one over here?) or the globalist or the crooked leftist politician or the govt bureaucrat who wants to remain in his cushy fake job

Blogger Cail Corishev June 26, 2017 11:53 AM  

In the olden days of print, they would have to run a retraction saying something like, "In a recent issue, we ran a story saying that so-and-so did such-and-such. This was incorrect, and we regret the error." That's what "retraction" means: acknowledging the mistake and correcting it.

Now they just yank the article and hope no one saw it and archived it yet. Not really the same thing.

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents June 26, 2017 11:55 AM  

It took 34 minutes for a shill to pop up, someone's getting slack out there.

Blogger Matthew June 26, 2017 11:58 AM  

Xir sounded more like one of the jubileed trolls to me.

Anonymous andon June 26, 2017 12:00 PM  

btw Daily Wire counts 114 pieces of fake news in 4 weeks:

http://www.dailywire.com/news/13662/fake-news-rap-sheet-last-week-msm-told-thirty-john-nolte

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) June 26, 2017 12:01 PM  

Lol @ Buzzfeed now doing more investigative journalism than CNN

They've been doing some good reporting for a while.

This is a great read:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/kenbensinger/how-donald-trumps-enemies-fell-for-a-billion-dollar-hoax?utm_term=.dg4qrd72dk#.tdXYOr8zrQ

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener June 26, 2017 12:04 PM  

Last week the Trump team ramped up its pushback against the swamp, filing a DOJ complaint against Comey for leaking details of his conversation with Trump and investigating Loretta Lynch for her obstruction to protect Crooked Hillary.

Then the Russia stories mysteriously start disappearing from the Fake News...

Anonymous VDWE June 26, 2017 12:04 PM  

"@ #20 - how will they spin it?"

By writing what the court did and what has happened subsequent to the SCOTUS ruling. I mean really....How dare they!! Reporting what happened...How dare they.

Blogger Mr. Bee June 26, 2017 12:05 PM  

I don't believe it is a coincidence that previous and rather obvious "fake news" out of CNN had no such problems whereas now, less than 2 weeks after the Time Warner stockholders meeting, it does. http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/15/time-warner-shareholders-rebuke-cnns-jeff-bewkes-for-networks-trump-bashing/

Anonymous andon June 26, 2017 12:10 PM  

@ #31 - and what questions will they ask?

"oh how will this effect the poor migrants?"


they wont ask if this will benefit the American people and thats how i know they're not looking out for me

Anonymous 7817 June 26, 2017 12:10 PM  

#fakenews is almost as good as #cuckservative; those who are triggered by it can't stop outing themselves as the rightful targets of the meme.

Blogger Matthew June 26, 2017 12:12 PM  

7817 wrote:#fakenews is almost as good as #cuckservative; those who are triggered by it can't stop outing themselves as the rightful targets of the meme.

Truth.

Anonymous Rocklea June 26, 2017 12:14 PM  

CNN has reformed, it's now a safe place to get reliable news and informative commentary. All better now. Not fake news. Standards people, standards.

Blogger Shimshon June 26, 2017 12:14 PM  

Looks like someone touched the poop.

Anonymous BBGKB June 26, 2017 12:19 PM  

The entire establishment swamp is coming unraveled at an ever increasing rate.

The coalition of the fringes is starting to fray, Chicago bans jewish pride flag to appease moslems
http://www.haaretz.com/us-news/1.797650

Blogger horsewithnonick June 26, 2017 12:20 PM  

My money's on apocalyptic disaster flick if the economic tipping point is reached.

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 June 26, 2017 12:22 PM  

General rule of thumb when it comes to news stories: any time a source is not named, I don't care what publication it is, don't trust the story. It has 0% credibility.

Blogger Chiva June 26, 2017 12:23 PM  

"The note also apologized to Anthony Scaramucci, a member of Trump's transition team and an adviser to his presidential campaign, who was named in the report."

Interesting that CNN is now apologizing.

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) June 26, 2017 12:29 PM  

General rule of thumb when it comes to news stories: any time a source is not named, I don't care what publication it is, don't trust the story. It has 0% credibility.

Even that right wing media uses unnamed sources

Blogger Raggededge June 26, 2017 12:38 PM  

Even that right wing media uses unnamed sources

I agree with swiftfoxmark2, when I now read a story, right wing or left wing, that uses anonymous sources as it's main evidence, I'm instantly skeptical.

Anonymous Fran June 26, 2017 12:41 PM  

@43 You shouldn't be skeptical. There was a time we would have been more trusting of supposed anonymous sources. That was when we trusted news sites. We no longer trust them so we don't trust their anonymous sources either. But we trust what we trust.

Blogger VD June 26, 2017 12:47 PM  

People who say CNN or or other MSM sources are "Fake News" are really saying they don't like the truth. Look on CNN.com or the NY Times right now and show me a story that is "fake".

Right here. Headline: Photographer captures beauty around the world.

Said "Beauty"

Blogger Nick S June 26, 2017 12:51 PM  

@43

Same here. When I read "anonymous sources close to [insert relevant particular]", I imagine homeless guys sitting on the sidewalk passing around a bottle of Thunderbird.

Blogger YIH June 26, 2017 1:13 PM  

[Citation Needed] Network is trying to do damage control:
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-25/top-cnn-editor-demands-review-all-future-russia-stories-after-embarrassing-screwup
"No one should publish any content involving Russia without coming to [Executive Editor Rich Barbieri] and Jason," a CNN vice president.
"This applied to social, video, editorial, and MoneyStream. No exceptions," the email added. "I will lay out a workflow Monday."

Anonymous basementhomebrewer June 26, 2017 1:21 PM  

VD wrote:People who say CNN or or other MSM sources are "Fake News" are really saying they don't like the truth. Look on CNN.com or the NY Times right now and show me a story that is "fake".

Right here. Headline: Photographer captures beauty around the world.

Said "Beauty"


You're lucky this isn't a union shop. You're taking work away from Steve.

Blogger 4499 June 26, 2017 1:24 PM  

Hoo boy, now you've done it. You violated Steve's territory. He's gonna punish us for that.

Anonymous patrick kelly June 26, 2017 1:36 PM  

"Even that right wing media uses unnamed sources"

Even then I'm skeptical and biased.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 26, 2017 1:41 PM  

Chiva wrote:Interesting that CNN is now apologizing.
Libel laws are a bitch....

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 26, 2017 1:47 PM  

These are headlines on the CNN Fake News site right now:
"When the only thing standing between you and health care is your zip code."
"Colbert announces 202 presidential run."
"Why US health care costs defy common sense."
"Trump needs India to make America great again."

And that's without even reading the articles.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents June 26, 2017 1:54 PM  

Boomertard editors are dumping on Xr managers who will take it out on Millennial writers. From special generation to special snoflake. Poetry in action.

Anonymous truth June 26, 2017 1:55 PM  

I cant respect Fox anymore after they referred to Peter Beinart as "honest". Beinart might be the biggest piece of garbage in the history of mankind. I cant imagine anything more vile than him

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) June 26, 2017 1:57 PM  

I cant imagine anything more vile than him

That's... That's Steve's music!

Blogger Desdichado June 26, 2017 2:09 PM  

VD wrote:
Said "Beauty"

Miss Helsinki?!

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 26, 2017 2:19 PM  

Desdichado wrote:Miss Helsinki?!
Color her white and you'd be looking for the collar.

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 June 26, 2017 2:20 PM  

Josh (the gayest thing here) wrote:General rule of thumb when it comes to news stories: any time a source is not named, I don't care what publication it is, don't trust the story. It has 0% credibility.

Even that right wing media uses unnamed sources


So? Unnamed sources could be anyone or no one. Unless you have people willing to go on the record, the story is basically bogus.

It's like when you plead the 5th in court. Yeah, you have a right to not encriminate yourself, but any witness testimony you give is then discounted for that reason.

Blogger Lovekraft June 26, 2017 2:37 PM  

Saw a picture over at reddit of youtubers cosying up:

Dave Cullen with Ana Kasparian.
Sargon cuddling Laci.

Cullen puts out a vid today saying we are just 'intimidated' by the women and we should get with the program.

Haven't received a reply from Cullen on gab or yt.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd June 26, 2017 2:55 PM  

Snidely Whiplash wrote:Color her white and you'd be looking for the collar.

Flea collar? Dude, black dogs get fleas, too.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 26, 2017 3:38 PM  

"She's an exceptionally beautiful Black woman."
"He's an exceptionally tall Pygmy."
"It's an exceptionally intelligent File770 commenter."
Xhe's an exceptionally rational SJW."

Blogger Dedd Sirius June 26, 2017 3:40 PM  

CNN is garbage. Everybody knows this. I actively avoid CNN.

Blogger B.J. June 26, 2017 3:59 PM  

Seems like they're finally starting to feel the heat. They've lied with total impunity nonstop for years, never cared about retractions before.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd June 26, 2017 4:04 PM  

Snidely Whiplash wrote:"She's an exceptionally beautiful Black woman."

"He's an exceptionally tall Pygmy."

"It's an exceptionally intelligent File770 commenter."

Xhe's an exceptionally rational SJW."


Those statements mean the opposite of what the modifier would indicate. They aren't quite oxy-morons - is there a word for this sort of damning faint praise?

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 26, 2017 4:07 PM  

pathetic superlative?

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener June 26, 2017 4:56 PM  

"Even that right wing media uses unnamed sources"

And they tend to be stories claiming that vacant Walmarts are being converted into FEMA detention facilities or that Trump is about to invade Syria.

Blogger Silly but True June 26, 2017 6:08 PM  

@VDWE since you asked, we will accomodate:
CNN's reporting continues the false connection to religion lacking in Trump's EO's with its denigration of them being against "Muslim-majority" countries.

This is an editorial decision unrelated to any actual facts of Trump's EO's.

Hence, CNN is continuing their lies and virtue-signaling to their leftist readership.

SCOTUS has upheld the rule of law and supported the fact that Trump's EO's don't include any illegal bias on religious grounds.

The only decision they may further make on the still-protected class is whether the rights of the Americans associated with the foreign traveler seeking entry has any value or they can be banned too all the same.

CNN is fake news.
_And_ you are a liar.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 26, 2017 6:14 PM  

Silly but True wrote:SCOTUS has upheld the rule of law and supported the fact that Trump's EO's don't include any illegal bias on religious grounds.
Under the black-letter law of immigration, the 1965 immigration act, bias against a religion is NOT an illegal basis for a travel ban.

Anonymous truth June 26, 2017 7:01 PM  

Re 1:55 never mind.. Fox is all right....maybe the other guy is changing. Peace

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd June 26, 2017 7:05 PM  

Snidely Whiplash wrote:pathetic superlative?

I like it. Let's go with it.

Anonymous VDWE June 26, 2017 8:49 PM  

"CNN's reporting continues the false connection to religion lacking in Trump's EO's with its denigration of them being against "Muslim-majority" countries."

It's accurate reporting, your inability to understand the issue nothwithstanding.


"So? Unnamed sources could be anyone or no one. Unless you have people willing to go on the record, the story is basically bogus."

Watergate

Blogger modsquad June 26, 2017 8:51 PM  

dc.sunsets wrote:The entire establishment swamp is coming unraveled at an ever increasing rate. There is so much stuff coming to light, it's hard to keep up.

I still believe that we've seen nothing yet. When interest rates begin to escape higher and markets finally go toes-up, this overture will end and the curtain will rise.

Tragedy? Comedy? I'm betting on farce.


Make no mistake, it will be horror.

Blogger modsquad June 26, 2017 8:54 PM  

BTW, three employees at CNN resigned today over the Russia thing-a-ma-jig...

http://www.thewrap.com/three-cnn-employees-resign-retracted-story-russia-ties/

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 26, 2017 9:05 PM  

VDWE wrote:It's accurate reporting, your inability to understand the issue nothwithstanding.
And you conveniently ignore the citation of articles that are obviously fake, based on the headline alone. Or are you going to say that it really is zip codes that are responsible for failure to get insurance, rather than ACA?

Blogger ((( bob kek mando ))) - ( Communists murdered +100 Million trying to genocide the Bourgeois. suffering a Marxist to live is a Crime Against Humanity ) June 26, 2017 9:27 PM  

7. Stg58/Animal Mother June 26, 2017 11:23 AM
It's as if the fake news people can't grok actual patriotism.


c'mon, you know better. they know exactly what actual patriotism is.

they hate it.

that's why they hate Trump.

allegiance to the Proletariat is to be at war with America, its Constitution and its Faith in God.



19. VDWE June 26, 2017 11:45 AM
Currently on CNN.com, the top story is the SCOTUS action on the travel ban. Is this "Fake News"?



US Law explicitly grants the President complete and unfettered authority over immigration policy. he can totally suspend or restrict immigration AT WILL, BY STATUTE, WITHOUT INTERFERENCE FROM ANY OTHER BRANCH of the Federal Leviathan.

federal statute (8 U.S.C. §1182(f))

how many stories have you seen from CNN / NYT/ WashPo / etc demanding the impeachment and disbarring of every single judge who ruled to suspend Trump's order?

because, make no mistake, they are, every one of them, in explicit violation of their oaths of office, violating the Constitution and unlawfully interfering the function of one of the other independent branches of the Federal Government.

and every Lamestream Media news story which fails to present this obvious fact is FAKE NEWS.

suck it.



64. Ominous Cowherd June 26, 2017 4:04 PM
is there a word for this sort of damning faint praise?


Strong in a Weak Way.

Anonymous VDWE June 26, 2017 10:06 PM  

"how many stories have you seen from CNN / NYT/ WashPo / etc demanding the impeachment and disbarring of every single judge who ruled to suspend Trump's order?"

None. Nor have I seen them run any news stories calling for impeachment of Trump.

Learn what news is.

Blogger Thucydides June 27, 2017 12:27 AM  

CNN and Time Warner are running scared because their prize idiot "reporters" made such an egregiously stupid Fake News story they were in danger of being sued for millions of dollars, if not more.

No wonder the story was memory holed and the people let go so fast.

Blogger roughcoat June 27, 2017 12:40 AM  

Project Veritas video of CNN dudes:

https://streamable.com/4j78e

http://8ch.net/pol/res/10155733.html#10155823 (same thing, different copy)

Anonymous gxg June 27, 2017 12:46 AM  

Breaking: CNN Producer admits all kinds of interesting things on tape.
New Project Veritas Video, Starring CNN Producer:

Here's the actual URL, in case Streamable makes you paste in the link:
https://streamable.com/4j78e

Blogger roughcoat June 27, 2017 1:12 AM  

Longer vid on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdP8TiKY8dE

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 27, 2017 3:13 AM  

VDWE wrote:Learn what news is.
The news is real stuff, important stuff, like Colbert announcing his 2020 presidential bid.

Blogger Martin June 27, 2017 4:19 AM  

The story might be interesting in another way. Why did this lie look exactly like this? The never Trumpers are probably taking their inspiration from what other states are doing..

Blogger Cail Corishev June 27, 2017 10:00 AM  

NeverTrump own goals are best own goals.

Blogger Daniel June 27, 2017 7:44 PM  

I'll say this in argento language: Le cerraste el orto. Juaaa

Anonymous Clouseau June 28, 2017 5:11 AM  

These days "anonymous sources" are mostly just the voices Lefty journalists hear in their heads.

Anonymous c matt June 28, 2017 10:10 AM  

So now the news is news? This is getting ridiculous. Reminds me of that guy who was famous just for being famous.

Anonymous c matt June 28, 2017 10:16 AM  

Look on CNN.com or the NY Times right now and show me a story that is "fake".

Any story that contains the words "Islam is a religion of peace" or "Islamophobia".

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