tomkaz

CNN Beclowns Itself Again, With Gusto

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What happens when a bombshell story, reported with breathless enthusiasm, collapses because someone forgot a "1" in the date central to the story?

 

 

OOPS, THEY DID IT AGAIN: CNN Botches Major ‘Bombshell’ Alleging Contacts Between Don Jr. And WikiLeaks.

The story, which CNN published on Friday and covered extensively on TV, was touted as the first evidence that the Trump campaign was given a heads-up about documents stolen from Democrats.

But the story appears to have been riddled with errors, while also lacking key context.

Perhaps the most jarring error in the CNN report is the date on which Trump Jr. was sent the email. The network reported that a person named Mike Erickson emailed Trump Jr. and others on the Trump campaign on Sept. 4, 2016, with a link to Wikileaks documents as well as a decryption key to access them.

The email also offered access to emails that had been stolen from former Sec. of State Colin Powell, according to CNN.

But a copy of the email provided to The Daily Caller shows that Erickson sent the email on Sept. 14.

That date is significant because WikiLeaks had released a batch of stolen documents on Sept. 13. The group touted its release of the DNC documents, which were published by Guccifer 2.0.

 

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Get that, CNN was making a story of super-secret communications between Jr. and Wiki, regarding information that Wiki had already released into the wild. 

 

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Certainly Not News.......at it again I see. So anxious to be the ones that get him, that they trip and stumble like Hillary getting into her black ambulance. Isn’t it obvious to everyone at this point that you can’t report on the news if you’re too busy trying to make it up ?

 

 

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The people that work there (except Don Lemon) have a somewhat intelligent look to them.

 

My point is if they had dumber looking people they would have a bit of an out for their fakness when caught.

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It is as if it is all part of some secret plan to force the Media to self-emolate and keep pouring more fuel on thinking it will douse the flames. 

 

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Yep, truth be damned. Get the idea/visual out there. It damages him even when fake. 

No one sees the retractions after the fact. 

 

Stir crap, muddy the waters.... 

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A WaPo reporter (Dave Weigel) was at it this time, tweeting photos of a half full arena in Pensacola the other day, claiming that Trump wasn't drawing them in like he claimed...but then had to issue an apology when his lie was caught

 

****Edit to add, I'm utterly shocked that CNN didn't jump on this story. They may still be walking around with their tails tucked between their collective legs from their issues earlier this week

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