Fake News: Buzzfeed And CNN’s Malicious “Gotcha” Story About Trump Is Falling Apart [VIDEOS]

Fake News: Buzzfeed And CNN’s Malicious “Gotcha” Story About Trump Is Falling Apart [VIDEOS]

Fake News: Buzzfeed And CNN’s Malicious “Gotcha” Story About Trump Is Falling Apart [VIDEOS]

When the story broke about the Russians supposedly having compromising information on President-Elect Trump, warning bells starting ringing. It didn’t take much research to find out that CNN’s story…

and Buzzfeed’s “explanation”…

was full of more innuendos, allegations, and implicit malice than you can shake a stick at. But by golly, that didn’t stop people from jumping on the ‘we were RIGHT! Trump should never have been elected!’ bandwagon with guns blazing.

Thankfully cooler and much more objective heads are prevailing. I mentioned a few here.  John Podhoretz, NOT A TRUMP fan had this to say:

Readers of this newspaper know well not to include me among Trump’s supporters. But the scurrilousness of what BuzzFeed has done here is so beyond the bounds of what is even remotely acceptable it should compel even those most outraged by Trump’s political excesses to come to his defense and to the defense of a few other people mentioned in these papers whose names are also dragged through the mud.

He’s right. Especially since new information is casting major doubt on the motives, veracity, and truthfulness of those at Buzzfeed, CNN, and even Senator John McCain.

“Late last year, I received sensitive information that has since been made public,” McCain said in a statement on Wednesday. “Upon examination of the contents, and unable to make a judgement about their accuracy, I delivered the information to the Director of the FBI. That has been the extent of my contact with the FBI or any other government agency regarding this issue.”

Hey Senator McCain? If this stuff supposedly came from the Russians, how did they make sure it landed in YOUR lap? Do we need to be concerned about YOUR ties to the Russians now? Perhaps we need to have a discussion with your pal, Sir Tim Barrow, the former British Ambassador? 

The thing is, this salacious scurrilous malicious story is falling apart on multiple levels. Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen, named in the memos, spoke out via Twitter and news media.

Many were unwilling to believe his story. Some stated that he’s like all the other government employees who need multiple passports so the one showed was fake. Wait wut? No seriously, that was one of the arguments. So, was it Michael Cohen or not? Well…

Uhhh – OOPSIE! Someone has egg on their face! Yes, Buzzfeed and CNN – I’m looking at YOU.

Meanwhile, as I’m sure everyone is aware by now, President-Elect Trump is definitely NOT amused.

“You are Fake News.” Had to laugh at CNN’s Jim Acosta and others all butt hurt because Trump is attacking THEM! Gee guys did you ever stop to think that you publishing a story with ZERO facts in evidence would make you look bad, not Trump? Uh huh…I didn’t think so. CNN’s defensive statement doesn’t help.

“Carefully sourced reporting…”??!! BULLPUCKY!!

A story like this should serve as a huge warning flag to everyone. Via Legal Insurrection we find Mika as a voice of reason.

“even if we continue this conversation we’re a part of it . . . the whole thing has felt wrong from the beginning of this show.”

Others, including reporters and editors from Mother Jones and Huffington Post, offered their insight.

Then there’s this:

https://twitter.com/BraddJaffy/status/819208142164754432

If Trump wasn’t briefed on this so-called synopsis, then Tom is correct. The entire story touted by CNN and Buzzfeed just blew into smithereens.

David French was right. What Buzzfeeed did wasn’t in interest of transparency, it was pure and simple malice.

It doesn’t matter what excuses Buzzfeed and CNN use, their credibility and any iota of journalistic integrity is gone. Both media outlets have engaged not in journalism, reporting, or media best practices. Nope, instead they engaged in malicious information warfare. Why? I can only presume that this is just one more way to sow chaos and work to discredit Trump. Sadly for those at Buzzfeed and CNN, their malicious  “gotcha” is backfiring on them. And they have only themselves to blame.

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7 Comments
  • Jodi says:

    Bravo, Mika! And I say than whilst wincing.

  • VALman says:

    CNN’s statement has the ring of Trump’s guilty until he can prove he’s innocent. The whole smearing of Trump and those appointed by him for Cabinet-level positions using assertions and innuendoes is just not “fake news.” Rather, I’d say it borders on the criminal.

    I don’t know what the viewership is of CNN. I just wish so many would turn them off that they would have to set up and take notice, as well as giving them nightmares.

  • Chris in N.Va says:

    Oh the wheels on the (Liberal) bus fall off again.
    Off again, off again.
    Oh the wheels on the bus fall off again.

    Pass the popcorn!

  • Rusty Shackleford says:

    If it weren’t for airports, CNN would have an audience of a hundred or so. I love hearing the media get all butthurt and dragging out the 1st Amendment as a shield to hide behind. They don’t understand the POTUS doesn’t have to give press conferences—the first one to do it regularly was FDR, and once when the reporter for the NY Slimes was nodding off during a presser, he yelled at him “You’re here on my sufferance and when you’re here you will take notes!”
    Of course, in those days, reporters were men and not the pajamaboys that infest the White House Press Corpse now (with a few exceptions).

    • Nina says:

      Exactly! For the press who are whining about not getting to ask questions or are whining about not getting to be part of the press corps… there is NOTHING in the 1st Amendment that says anyone least of all the President is required to A. answer any and all questions or B. have the press have full access at all times.

  • GWB says:

    it was pure and simple malice

    Which makes it liable for libel, even for a “public figure”. A regular person, you just have to know the information is false, but for a public figure you have to publish it with actual malice. (I’ve never liked the distinction, btw – it’s inequality under the law.)

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