It was bound to happen, right? You can only fake and lie so much before you eventually stumble on yourself. And here we see the continued decline of CNN.
As written for Breitbart.com by Matthew Boyle:
The very fake news scandal engulfing CNN just erupted again on Wednesday afternoon as CNN’s Chris Cillizza published demonstrably fake news.
What’s more, Cillizza’s significant mistake ropes two more CNN anchors—Kate Bolduan and Brook Baldwin—into the very fake news scandal touching nearly every single person at CNN.
The fake news from Cillizza specifically was meant to rebut President Donald Trump’s attacks on the fake media after the nothing story about a supposed extra, previously unreported “meeting” with Russian president Vladimir Putin at the recent G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany.
Many media outlets went haywire on Tuesday when the extra “meeting” with Putin went public, but the fake news reports were debunked quickly by a White House statement detailing there was nothing extraordinary or wrong whatsoever with what Trump and Putin did during the dinner at the G20 summit. The fake news reports fell apart quickly, as Breitbart News’s Kristina Wong detailed.
Then, late Tuesday, Trump Tweeted that the fake media’s efforts have now become “sick.”
In response to Trump’s Tuesday night Tweets, Cillizza published an analysis piece on CNN’s website on Wednesday attempting to challenge the accuracy of the president’s statements. The move backfired significantly, as Cillizza made a number of inaccurate statements himself—thereby becoming a fake news purveyor.“No media outlet reported anything about a ‘secret dinner,’” Cillizza wrote. “No one is making the dinner look ‘sinister.’ And, no one is suggesting that the media was unaware that the dinner was taking place.”
On Twitter, Cillizza took his fake news even further by Tweeting a link to his fake news CNN piece: “Again, NO ONE is saying the meeting was private or secret. NO ONE.”
Interestingly, Cillizza’s inaccurate assertion that “NO ONE” said the meeting was “private or secret” is debunked by, among other places, his employer CNN.
On the same day that Cillizza published his fake news—Wednesday, July 19—two different CNN anchors contradicted his assertion that nobody said the meeting was “secret” live on air on CNN.
Brooke Baldwin, a CNN anchor, twice referred to the meeting as a “secret sitdown” between Trump and Putin—and even at one point asked, “Why didn’t we know about this?”
Another time, Baldwin said live on CNN, “These two presidents, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, did not disclose a second meeting until now.”