Anatomy of CNN’s fake news scandal: They knew Russian conspiracy hit piece was fake all along, but ran the story anyway
07/02/2017 // Jayson Veley // Views

Once upon a time, being a journalist meant going out, collecting information, and reporting it to the public in a fair and balanced way. As a matter of fact, a journalist was considered to be one of the best if he or she was able to report on current events without revealing their own personal political views. Sadly, things have changed, and journalism is not at all what it used to be. Today, the media consists mostly of left-wing ideologues who have abandoned fair reporting altogether, and instead seek to destroy anyone who believes in limited government and free market capitalism... and their favorite target happens to the current president of the United States.

One of the most unbalanced and politically biased television networks in existence today is CNN, which has essentially launched an all-out war against President Trump. It's not a stretch to say that nearly every single commentator on that network would love nothing more than to see Trump impeached, which is why they are constantly spreading false information and anti-conservative rhetoric across the airwaves (RELATED: Trump administration blacklists "fake news" CNN).

Case in point: CNN is now under fire from both sides of the political spectrum for publishing and then retracting an egregiously inaccurate hit piece on Donald Trump.

On Thursday night, CNN's Thomas Frank published a report alleging that both the Treasury Department and the Senate Intelligence Committee are investigating a Russian investment fund that is indirectly linked to President Trump. "The source said the Senate intelligence committee is investigating the Russian fund in connection with its examination of discussions between White House adviser Jared Kushner and the head of a prominent Russian bank," wrote Thomas Frank, who never disclosed the name of this anonymous source. "The bank, Vnesheconombank, or VEB, oversees the fund, which has ties to several Trump advisers," he continued. "Both the bank and the fund have been covered since 2014 by sanctions restricting U.S. business dealings."


Normally, such an explosive story would dominate the news cycle for days on end. Unfortunately for CNN, though, people on both sides of the political spectrum knew almost immediately that this was an example of "very fake news," to quote the president. Even the website BuzzFeed, which has also developed a bit of a reputation for spreading false information about President Trump, reported on the fact that CNN was forced to retract an inaccurate report on Donald Trump. One source close to CNN even told BuzzFeed that the story was a "massive, massive f*ck up and people will be disciplined."

To anyone who is not politically involved and doesn't know the ugly truth about how networks like CNN operate, this report may appear to be nothing more than an honest mistake. However, to those who understand CNN's deep hatred for anyone that doesn't subscribe to the progressive agenda, it's quite obvious that the cable news network knew this piece was entirely inaccurate before they even published it. To "reporters" like CNN's Thomas Frank, whether a story is factually correct or not is irrelevant -- the only thing that matters is how much damage it will do to republicans.

Tensions between CNN and the President of the United States have been steadily getting worse since the election last November, and it doesn't look like there will be a truce anytime soon. CNN is out to destroy Donald Trump, and they are using this phony Russia scandal to do it. That is why it so important that the president keeps tweeting out messages to the American people, because if there's one thing that the liberal media hates, it is not being able to control what information goes out to the public and what remains behind closed doors. Find more news on corporate media hoaxes at


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