CNN Producer Says Russia Story About Ratings

CNN Producer Says Russia Story About Ratings

CNN Producer Says Russia Story About Ratings

Frank, an on-air reporter for "CNN Investigates" who wrote the story, and Lichtblau are veteran print reporters who joined CNN amid the expansion of the cable news powerhouse's digital news operations.

The retracted story had claimed that Senate investigators were looking at the activities of the $10 billion Russian investment fund in connection to Scaramucci, who served on the executive committee of Trump's transition team.

People familiar with the matter said the impact of CNN's retraction is reverberating throughout the newsroom.

At a staff meeting, "Zucker stressed that this issue was a "lapse in editorial standards" and said it was a lesson to all reporters and editors to continue to strive for strong, accurate reporting", a source told the newspaper.

The self-proclaimed "most trusted name in news" took another hit yesterday when the right-wing Project Veritas released a hidden video that purported to show a CNN producer admitting that the network's exhaustive coverage of the Russian Federation scandal is "mostly bulls-t" and that Trump "is probably right to say, like, look you are witch-hunting me".

President Donald Trump is using the resignations of three seasoned CNN journalists to back his claims that the network is not credible. Overnight, "Project Veritas" released undercover video of CNN producer John Bonifield admitting that the president is right to say the network is on a "witchhunt".

Colbert did concede that CNN does have some phony stories.

Super Srikanth lifts Australian Open Super Series
The 24-year-old badminton champion of India started the next game with a lead of 6-2, taking it to 11-9 before the short break. Post the interval, both the shuttlers were dealing in smashes but Srikanth had a little more than the Chinese.

He taunted CNN in a series of tweets on Tuesday.

CNN's Jim Acosta gets into nearly daily skirmishes with White House press secretary Sean Spicer over questions about the administration's transparency.

O'Keefe's secret videos only served to reinvigorate the anti-CNN storylines already across conservative media, giving life to more stories about CNN being "fake news".

He also had an opinion on CNN chief executive Jeff Zucker. That's adorable. This is a business. "We said we are going after the media, and there is a lot more to come". After the retraction, Scaramucci tweeted that CNN "did the right thing".

The producer, identified as John Bonifield, said it appeared CNN had no "smoking gun" evidence of wrongdoing by the president and was giving the story extensive coverage because it was good for the ratings. 3 journalists quit. That's impressive and decisive action. From now on, it will be hard for the fake news media to credibly pin other similar "scandals" on Trump and his administration.

Podhoretz declined to respond to Hannity online and denied an interview request.

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