Detecting BS and Those Who Feed Us Fake News
By Stephen Owsinski, OpsLens
CNN did it again. It publicized a story, got heat for its non-factual message, and apologized after someone’s name was smeared like cow dung. Resulting in resignations of three “journalists,” CNN ran a story alleging corrupt cavorting and intriguing implications between Anthony Scaramucci, an associate of President Trump, and Kiril Dmitriev, who manages the Russian Direct Investment Fund. The three accomplished journalists who put together the story are now unemployed after backstroking in a fake-stream channel.
It was a short-lived story. It was reckless reporting. It was recanted and labeled “fake news.” OpsLens Contributor Jon Harris articulated the particulars regarding the latest CNN propaganda and subsequent fallout.
Despite its attempt at damage control, President Donald Trump nonetheless lambasted CNN for its blunder while CNN yanked the story’s links and extended an apology to Mr. Scaramucci.
President Trump took to Twitter and said, “Fake News CNN is looking at big management changes now that they got caught falsely pushing their phony Russian stories. Ratings way down!” Within the same hour of that tweet on June 27, 2017, President Trump added on Twitter, “So they caught Fake News CNN cold, but what about NBC, CBS & ABC? What about the failing @nytimes & @washingtonpost? They are all Fake News!”