CNN was caught red-handed peddling a completely fabricated story.
The story claimed that Senate investigators were checking into a Russian investment fund whose chief executive met with a member of President Trump’s transition team.
The entire article was “fake news” and the editorial board was forced to publicly retract — and now they’re changing things up at CNN headquarters in a desperate attempt to enact actual journalism.
CNN is imposing strict new publishing restrictions for online articles involving Russia after the network deleted a story and then issued a retraction late Friday, according to an internal email obtained by BuzzFeed News.
The email went out at 11:21 a.m. on Saturday from Rich Barbieri, the CNNMoney executive editor, saying “No one should publish any content involving Russia without coming to me and Jason,” a CNN vice president.
“This applied to social, video, editorial, and MoneyStream. No exceptions,” the email added. “I will lay out a workflow Monday.”
The new restrictions also apply to other areas of the network — not just CNNMoney, which wasn’t involved with the article that was deleted and retracted.
CNN didn’t immediately return a request for comment and a question about what the previous workflow was.
In wake of story retraction, CNNMoney exec editor sends memo to staff mandating all "Russia-related content" must be cleared by him or VP pic.twitter.com/2Y6QMZj1h5
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) June 25, 2017
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