CNN caught fabricating fake news against Trump

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/05/2018 - 18:58

Watergate journalist involved.

NEW YORK (PNN) - August 29, 2018 - In a bombshell media scandal that’s growing by the hour, the tag-team of CNN and Watergate-fame journalism legend Carl Bernstein have been caught red-handed fabricating utterly fake news in a desperate effort to cast criminal blame upon President Donald J. Trump.

The scandal is exploding across the media, with the Washington Post and other media outlets now retracting their original reporting based on CNN claims - now proven false - that attempted to assert the President had prior knowledge of a Trump Tower “meeting with the Russians,” an event that now appears certain to have been a deep state setup to ensnare Trump associates.

The journalistic lies of CNN and Carl Bernstein are so blatant and disturbing that even Glenn Greenwald, who helped break the Edward Snowden story, has published a scathing piece exposing the gross journalistic misconduct that now appears to be routine at CNN and other Trump-hating “news” outlets.

CNN simply refuses to address the serious ethical and journalistic questions raised about its conduct. The substance of the CNN story itself regarding Cohen - which made headline news all over all the world and which CNN hyped as a “bombshell” - has now been retracted by other news outlets that originally purported to ‘confirm’ CNN’s story.

At issue in all this is the CNN/Bernstein claim that Michael Cohen was not a source for their “bombshell” story which originally claimed that anonymous sources confirmed Cohen was aware of a Trump/Russia conspiracy and intended to deliver that information to Robert Mueller. This original story was heralded by CNN as a groundbreaking, Earth-shattering news item, and it was breathlessly repeated by thousands of news outlets, blogs and TV shows all around the world.

But it all turns out to be false. Cohen’s own attorney, Lanny Davis, has now publicly admitted his original assertion was false. Michael Cohen has no such knowledge, Davis now explains, and CNN’s original report was baseless.

Yet to the shock of everyone, CNN still refuses to retract its original story, almost certainly because Carl Bernstein’s name is associated with it. And if Bernstein is outed as a fake news journalist who utterly fabricates false “facts” to take down another conservative President, then the entire history of Bernstein’s reporting - including the Nixon-era Watergate stories - must be called into question. The fact that Bernstein - who along with Bob Woodward broke and chronicled the Watergate scandal that led to the eventual resignation of Richard Nixon from the presidency - was on the byline was significant, as it threw the weight and heft of his personal credibility behind the network’s story.