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Friday, December 08, 2017

Today's winner of the Foolitzer Prize

CNN had the story that would blow this town wide open:
Exclusive: Email shows effort to give Trump campaign WikiLeaks documents

Start the impeachment trial and build the gallows for the treason trial afterward.

No, hangin's too good for the Orange Julius.

From CNN:
Candidate Donald Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr. and others in the Trump Organization received an email in September 2016 offering a decryption key and website address for hacked WikiLeaks documents, according to an email provided to congressional investigators.
The September 4 email was sent during the final stretch of the 2016 presidential race -- on the same day that Trump Jr. first tweeted about WikiLeaks and Clinton.
Congressional investigators are trying to ascertain whether the individual who sent the September email is legitimate and whether it shows additional efforts by WikiLeaks to connect with Trump's son and others on the Trump campaign. The email also indicated that the Trump campaign could access records from former Secretary of State Colin Powell, whose hacked emails were made public by a Russian front group 10 days later.
Wow, that is some good Democratic opposition research, er, reporting.

Except it is Fake News.

The email was not sent on September 4 but 10 days later.

From the Daily Caller:
Multiple reports published Friday threw cold water on a CNN story that said the Trump campaign received advance WikiLeaks information in an email, reporting that the information in the email was already public.
But the Washington Post reported hours later that CNN got the date of the email wrong, noting it was actually sent on Sept. 14, after Powell's leaked emails were already released.
"The full email — which was first described to CNN as being sent on Sept. 4, 10 days earlier — indicates that the writer may have simply been flagging information that was already widely available," the Post wrote.
An attorney for Donald Trump Jr. told the Post that the email was just one of "a ton of unsolicited emails like this on a variety of topics."
Wall Street Journal reporter Rebecca Ballhaus soon chimed in, adding that the email came from a small-time Trump donor and was "riddled with typos."
Now for the kicker: CNN stood by its Fake News for nearly eight hours.

Facts First, huh.

So, congratulations Jeff Zucker, on your Foolitzer Prize.

Like the Pulitzer Prize, the Foolitzer Prize promotes good journalism. The only difference is the Foolitzer shames those who publish Fake News.

No suspensions announced. Yet.


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  1. It's like Hillary, Dems in general, the MSM, celebs, and so on all took some drug that messed them up irretrievably.

  2. CNN is the undisputed leader in fake news.

  3. Don't nobody at CNN know how to play this news game?

  4. Not watching CNN means I'm missing out on some of the top comedy routines going, with the entire "newsroom" taking turns at being the straight man!

    It's like a mix of The Three Stooges but including Laurel and Hardy as Famous Talking Heads, while the Keystone Kops race around pretending to be Investigative Journalists! (My apologies to those artistes, who had to work so very hard to be as funny as what CNN does naturally.)

    But no, I just can't watch CNN. They can be hilarious, but their intentions are deadly serious, and watching them would be like drinking arsenic in your morning coffee; not worth the risk!


  6. CNN: It's like the entire cast of Riverdance is doing the whole show in CNN's jockstrap. With ENCORE after ENCORE!!

  7. Yaknow, when the story is too good, or almost too good, to be true, you need an Admiral Akbar handy to say "It's a TRAP!"

  8. hey cnn, we know you hate trump with the fire of 1000 suns, but....cmon. talk about putting the fake in fake news.

  9. A democrat congressman sorts thru various Trump campaign email trash cans, and find an email he too stupid to understand. CNN in turn thinks an mail proves some intent on the part of the intended recipient. Is CNN trying make Brian Ross look smart in comparison?