CNN got burned badly by President-Elect Donald Trump.
And now, the mainstream news outlet is at the mercy of the incoming president, releasing a statement desperately defending their story and distancing themselves from the memos Buzzfeed published.
CNN said in a statement:
CNN’s decision to publish carefully sourced reporting about the operations of our government is vastly different than BuzzFeed’s decision to publish unsubstantiated memos. The Trump team knows this. They are using BuzzFeed’s decision to deflect from CNN’s reporting, which has been matched by the other major news organisations.
The statement continues,
We are fully confident in our reporting. It represents the core of what the First Amendment protects, informing the people of the inner workings of their government; in this case, briefing materials prepared for President Obama and President-elect Trump last week. We made it clear that we were not publishing any of the details of the 35-page document because we have not corroborated the report’s allegations.
The media was taught a lesson at Wednesday’s Trump Tower press conference.
There’s a new sheriff in town.
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