On Friday MSM suffered most humiliating debacle in ages: Now refuse all transparency over what happened

On Friday MSM suffered most humiliating debacle in ages: Now refuse all transparency over what happened

[Ed. – The dictionary definition of fake news]

Friday was one of the most embarrassing days for the U.S. media in quite a long time. The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN, with MSNBC and CBS close behind. … By the end of the day, it was clear that several of the nation’s largest and most influential news outlets had spread an explosive but completely false news story to millions of people, while refusing to provide any explanation of how it happened.

Why does this matter so much? …

To begin with, it’s hard to overstate how fast, far and wide this false story traveled. Democratic Party pundits, operatives and journalists with huge social media platforms predictably jumped on the story immediately, announcing that it proved collusion between Trump and Russia (through WikiLeaks). One tweet from Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu, claiming that this proved evidence of criminal collusion, was re-tweeted thousands and thousands of times in just a few hours. …

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Second, the “multiple sources” who fed CNN this false information did not confine themselves to that network.

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