Will the media learn from CNN’s mistakes? Prepare to be disappointed

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 at 7:27 am

For CNN, June of 2017 may well be the worst month for the network in its 37-year history. And it’s not so much about making journalistic mistakes, but the way the network is going about the business of vetting stories.

Big mistake #1: Earlier this month, FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee in what was the most anticipated testimony on Capitol Hill arguably since Anita Hill. Comey, we were told by CNN in a report with four bylines, would refute Trump’s claim that Comey told him on three occasions he wasn’t under investigation.

The report, based on one unnamed source, said Comey’s conversations with the president “were much more nuanced,” and that Trump drew the wrong conclusion.

CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger reiterated the report’s claims in an appearance on CNN before Comey’s testimony.

“Comey is going to dispute the president on this point if he’s asked about it by senators, and we have to assume that he will be,” said Borger, the network’s chief political analyst. “He will say he never assured Donald Trump that he was not under investigation, that that would have been improper for him to do so.”

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2 Responses to “Will the media learn from CNN’s mistakes? Prepare to be disappointed”

  1. please place a name here on 29/29/17 at 7:59 am

    There might be a change if it starts to cost the parent company money.
    Isn’t it Time-Warner that owns the Clown News Network?
    NY Post is reporting AT&T will “neutralize” Jeff Zucker if they buy Time Warner.
    I will refrain from posting an external link but I’m sure you can find it.