What started out as a bad week for mainstream media is quickly turning into a bad month. CNN completely botched what they called a “bombshell” story concerning Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks. Now, President Trump is unleashing on the corrupt media for misleading the American public.
CNN recently published a story alleging the Trump campaign knew about emails hacked from the DNC. More specifically, they accused Trump Jr. of knowing about and having access to the documents before they were made public by WikiLeaks.
As facts from The Washington Post would prove later that day, CNN writers made a significant error in the timeline of events. An error that literally made the story, as Van Jones would say, “a big nothing burger.”
The network pushed the misleading story both on-air and on social media.The finally issued a correction, but only after the WaPo story went live. “This story has been corrected to say the date of the email was September 14, 2016, not September 4, 2016,” they wrote. “The story also changed the headline and removed a tweet from Donald Trump Jr…”
Additionally, CNN admitted that the truth made their story far less relevant than they suggested it was. “The new information indicates that the communication is less significant than CNN initially reported,” they said.
While readers may have accepted the error as an honest mistake, President Trump was not so forgiving. He voiced his displeasure on Twitter, suggesting it was no accident. “Fake News CNN made a vicious and purposeful mistake yesterday,” he tweeted. “Watch to see if @CNN fires those responsible, or was it just gross incompetence?
The president also took the opportunity to suggest a new slogan, positing they were perpetrating fraud. “CNN’S slogan is CNN, THE MOST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS. Everyone knows this is not true, that this could, in fact, be a fraud on the American Public,” he said. “…Their slogan should be CNN, THE LEAST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS!”
This is the third time, in just over a week, that MSM has published a story on the president that was false. Prior to the Trump Jr. and Wikileaks article, ABC and Bloomberg, with the help of Reuters, published stories with inaccurate information.