CNN To Impose Strict New Rules On Russia Coverage
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 26, 2017,
Jun 26, 2017, 7:28
The new CNN policy is in response to a Friday retraction of a published story that purported to connect Anthony Scaramucci, a Trump ally, to a state-run Russian bank.
In the note, CNN's online editors said Frank's story didn't meet CNN's editorial standards.
'It's ok. I did nothing wrong.
Scaramucci tweeted on Saturday: '@CNN did the right thing.
Moscow was quick to respond to the original piece, pointing out the many factual errors as well as observing the ongoing output of CNN content attempting to drum up support for an anti-Russia agenda on Capitol Hill and in the U.S. news media.
An unnamed source in the Buzzfeed story said CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker and the company's human resources chief were "directly involved" in an internal investigation into how the story was originally managed. "Everyone makes mistakes. Moving on", he wrote.
If you can't trust anonymous sources, whom can you trust?
CNN was forced to backtrack after Comey published his prepared opening statement.
That anxious Democratic Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), who asked Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to look into whether Scaramucci "facilitate [d] prohibited transactions" or made any improper promises about an end to United States sanctions against Russian Federation.
President Trump has dismissed the allegations as a "hoax" and has called the investigation a "witch hunt". During our one-on-one meeting at Trump Tower, based on President Elect Trump's reaction to the briefing and without him directly asking the question, I offered that assurance'.
The original report contended that the Senate was investigating the activities of a $10 billion Russian investment fund in connection to Scaramucci, The Hill reports.