Jeffrey Toobin, a CNN analyst is worried about the latest bit of fake news from BuzzFeed. Wow…
Someone from CNN worried about fake news. That’s like Hillary Clinton worrying about how crooked Obama was. It just makes no sense. But I do understand where he is coming from. The Mueller investigation even came out and said the story was false, but they are still insisting it’s true. Of course, CNN does that, too.
The New York Times checked with their sources and found one of them was involved in the questioning of Michael Cohen and he says the story is totally false.
BuzzFeed created quite a celebration on the left earlier in the day when they reported that President Trump had told Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about efforts to build a Trump Tower in Russia. In a rare move, Mueller’s office released a statement declaring that the story was not accurate.
“BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate,” a spokesman for Mueller’s office said in a statement.
Appearing on a CNN panel about the issue, Toobin was extremely concerned about the damage BuzzFeed caused.
“The larger message that a lot of people are going to take from this story is that the news media are a bunch of leftist liars who are dying to get the president, and they’re willing to lie to do it,” Toobin said. “And I don’t think that’s true.”
“I just think this is a bad day for us … It reinforces every bad stereotype about the news media,” he added.
CNN host Brian Stelter agreed but worried about the president using the story to attack liberal journalists.