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CNN journalists resign over retracted story

28 June 2017

He added, "There is one person who's guilty of fake news out there".

On Friday night, CNN removed the story from its site. And the president did not miss the opportunity that CNN's most recent misfire offered, tweeting frequently throughout the morning on Tuesday.

Thomas Frank, Eric Lichtblau and Lex Haris resigned after the story on CNN's website had to be retracted on Friday.

Russian officials have also repeatedly dismissed reports of alleged talks on various occasions.

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Trump then re-tweeted an altered logo of CNN that read "Fake News Network".

Said CNN: "Those are the facts". He has also been silent about errors committed by other news organisations, such as Fox News, that he deems to be friendly. The story tying Scaramucci, who played an important role in Trump's White House transition team, to the Russian firm was built around a single anonymous source.

Trump has been unhappy with CNN since he was a candidate, and has been particularly annoyed by its reporting on connections with Russian Federation.

"Wow, CNN had to retract big story on 'Russia, ' with 3 employees forced to resign".

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But one reporter at the briefing shouted at Sanders that she was being "inflammatory to people all over the country" who take the president's word over the media's. Scaramucci, in the story, said he exchanged pleasantries in a restaurant with Dmitriev. CNN's actions, Smerconish, said, proves that the network is dedicated to reporting "real news".

The White House was considering unleashing its surrogates on the network, planning to hit the mistakes hard in order to change the subject for what has been a stretch for the presidency, with questions about the Russian Federation probe swirling and the Republican health care bill in dire straits. Zucker has a long and sometimes fraught relationship with Trump, having greenlighted his reality shows, "The Apprentice" and "Celebrity Apprentice", while he ran NBC, but occasionally drawing criticism from Trump while running CNN. However, news organisations typically submit important stories to multiple layers of editing, which doesn't appear to be the case here. "And I think if that is that place that certain outlets are going - particularly for the goal of spiking ratings, and if that's coming directly from the top, I think that's even more scary".

Haris nevertheless took responsibility for it in a statement. The retracted CNN story was heavily dependent upon on anonymous source. According to Bonifield, the push comes from the very top, CEO of CNN Jeff Zucker. Bonifield later goes on to say that the president is justified in saying "Look, you are witch hunting me". The mess for CNN only got worse Tuesday after the release of secretly recorded videos of a CNN producer criticizing the network's coverage of Trump-Russia stories. Frank was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 2012 for a series of stories about state and local pension funds. A photo of various news media logos, including the ones Trump mentioned in his tweet, lay above a caption entitled "fake news" alongside a photo of a tiny device with the caption "a hidden camera". He had worked at CNN since 2001 and was hand-picked to lead the new investigations unit.

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CNN journalists resign over retracted story