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James O'Keefe Project Veritas video appears to show CNN producer admitting that Trump Russia narrative is mostly BS The Man Who CNN Retracted Trump Story About, Calls CNN 'Classy'
Sammy Stanley | 29 June, 2017, 07:33

CNN executives, from CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker on down, believe they can not get stories wrong given Trump's willingness to attack the network.

CNN has been a frequent target in Trump's tweets, which have described the network as everything from "unwatchable" to "the worst".

CNN's constant coverage of President Donald Trump's alleged ties to the Russian government is about ratings, not informing viewers of what's actually going on, a producer at the news channel said on camera.

CNN is claiming that the only reason the hit piece was published was because "standard editorial processes were not followed".

Journalist Thomas Frank, who was the author of the story in question, was joined by investigative reporters Eric Lictblau and Lex Harris in handing in their resignations.

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.

The story had stated that USA lawmakers were investigating a possible link between a Russian investment fund and Mr. Trump's officials.

Trump takes another swipe at CNN following resignations
Fake News CNN is looking at big management changes now that they got caught falsely pushing their phony Russian stories. People familiar with the matter said the impact of CNN's retraction is reverberating throughout the newsroom.

Scaramucci had said on Friday that the story is not true.

By Saturday morning, Scaramucci seemed appeased, and lauded CNN's retraction.

He also had an opinion on CNN chief executive Jeff Zucker. What about all the other phony stories they do? CNN also apologized to Scaramucci. "FAKE NEWS!" The story was posted on CNN's website Thursday and was removed, with all links disabled, on Friday night. "As Executive Editor of that team, I have resigned", Haris said in the statement.

These types of stories are typically reviewed by several departments within CNN - including fact-checkers, journalism standards experts and lawyers - before publication. Haris had been with CNN since 2001, and was recently tapped to lead its newly formed investigative unit. In one sense, the video only confirms what the alternative media has been saying for a long time, namely that the mainstream media is utterly corrupt and politicized. CNN officially retracted the story June 23 and issued a formal apology to Anthony Scaramucci, the subject of the story. "I am leaving, but will carry those principles wherever I go".

Smerconish, unfazed by the incident, said it was just another opportunity for CNN to show that it holds its employees accountable.

"Why is CNN constantly, like, 'Russia this, Russian Federation that?' says an undercover journalist".

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