"That article — like so much Russia reporting from the U.S. media — was based on a single anonymous source, and now, the network cannot vouch for the accuracy of its central claims," writes Glenn Greenwald from The Intercept. CNN was forced to pull the story as every single "fact" cited by CNN writers unraveled and was proven to be utterly false.
The entire "Russian collusion" narrative still being desperately pushed by the delusional Left, it turns out, is nothing but "spy fiction." It's not just this one story from CNN that's blatantly false, of course: It's thousands of stories published over the last two years on President Donald Trump and his presidential campaign. Almost everything CNN publishes is rooted in falsehood or fabricated fiction that we're supposed to believe actually came from "anonymous sources." What CNN how demonstrates is that, inside the mainstream media, "anonymous sources" simply means "we just made sh#t up and published it."
CNN is "no longer a news organization," said Tucker Carlson in a widely televised analysis of the collapse of CNN's remaining credibility. "It is a campaign with a political mission" that routinely publishes fake news to achieve the political goal of destroying President Trump and brainwashing the American public.
So far, three journalists have resigned from CNN, and a top CNN producer has even been caught on camera saying the entire Russian narrative being pushed by CNN is "bullsh#t." (See video link below.)
Even the people who work at CNN know it's all fake, yet they participate in the fakery by telling themselves it's "a business," and business is booming in the Trump era. According to CNN, it's far more important to feed the delusional frenzy of Left-wing hatred in America than to get stories factually correct. In this way, CNN has become a journo-terrorist organization, feeding the very kind of radical Left-wing hatred and violence that recently led to the attempted mass executions of Republican lawmakers on a baseball field in Virginia.
As I wrote about CNN in November, 2016 as CNN's fakery became apparent,
Members of the leftist media smugly claim they advocate love, compassion and progressivism, but any honest analysis of their content leads to the conclusion that their reporters are journo-terrorists. They deliberately fabricate falsehoods about their political enemies to effectively hypnotize their readers into being terrified of them. FALSE FEAR is the mantra of the journo-terrorists.
[The voters] have been programmed with so many layers of disinformation and fear that they can no longer recognize the difference between what's real vs. fiction. They are trapped in a mental prison of fear, carefully constructed by the leftist media for the sole purpose of exerting absolute control over the psychology of the electorate.
In effect, CNN and other formerly "mainstream" news outlets have abused their power to run a full-on campaign of fake news narratives to deliberately misinform the public and achieve the political overthrow of President Trump.
But CNN is hardly alone when it comes to embarrassing retractions regarding Russia. Over and over, major U.S. media outlets have published claims about the Russia Threat that turned out to be completely false — always in the direction of exaggerating the threat and/or inventing incriminating links between Moscow and the Trump circle. In virtually all cases, those stories involved evidence-free assertions from anonymous sources that these media outlets uncritically treated as fact, only for it to be revealed that they were entirely false.
The Intercept goes on to cite totally fake news from the Washington Post, which faked a story that claimed Russian hackers had penetrated the U.S. electricity grid -- a claim that turned out to be entirely fabricated and baseless. Yet the fabricated nature of the story didn't story MSNBC from running with the false narrative, accusing Putin of attempting to freeze Americans to death during a cold winter. As Greenwald writes:
Literally every facet of that story turned out to be false. First, the utility company — which the Post had not bothered to contact — issued a denial, pointing out that malware was found in one laptop that was not connected either to the Vermont grid or the broader U.S. electricity grid. That forced the Post to change the story to hype the still-alarmist claim that this malware “showed the risk” posed by Russia to the U.S. electric grid, along with a correction at the top repudiating the story’s central claim.
But then it turned out that even this limited malware was not connected to Russian hackers at all and, indeed, may not have been malicious code of any kind. Those revelations forced the Post to publish a new article days later entirely repudiating the original story.
As President Trump asked in a recent tweet, what about all the other fake news stories CNN has published over the last two years?
It seems like CNN should be forced to issue a full retraction of almost everything it has published over the last two years.
Through revelations like these, the credibility of CNN, NYT and the Washington Post has utterly collapsed. Only complete fools believe anything they read in these fiction rags. Time after time, these publications have been caught fabricating "anonymous sources" to spin the stories they want to publish, even when those stories are knowingly false.
Rarely do the stories get retracted, and for every retraction that does take place, there are a thousand other fake news stories published on their websites that never get removed or corrected. The mainstream media has literally become the very FAKE NEWS they accused the independent media of pushing.
Yet Google, the world's leader in "fake search" which just got slapped with a $2.7 billion fine by EU regulators for rigging search results, continues to highlight CNN, the NYT, Washington Post and other fake news pushers as "credible" news sources on Google News. Everywhere across the 'net, CNN is still treated as if it's a legitimate news organization, when the raw truth is that CNN has been utterly and exhaustively discredited as a fake news fiction rag... a mouthpiece for the Democrats, operating with the goal of overthrowing the legitimately elected President of the United States.
In sum, anything is fair game when it comes to circulating accusations about official U.S. adversaries, no matter how baseless, and Russia currently occupies that role (more generally: the less standing and power one has in official Washington, the more acceptable it is in U.S. media circles to publish false claims about them, as this recent, shockingly falsehood-ridden New York Times article about RT host Lee Camp illustrates; it, too, now contains multiple corrections).
Conservative radio host Sean Hannity has even called for CNN's head honcho Jeff Zucker to be fired over the fake news. As Breitbart News reports:
Hannity made the call just hours after it was announced that three employees including the executive editor of a new investigative unit resigned after CNN was forced to retract an article connecting a Russian investment firm to associates of President Trump.
He also said he doubted the official narrative being fed out of CNN headquarters, suggesting that the employees may have been paid to resign, perhaps to spare Zucker’s reputation.
As Greenwald writes in The Intercept, CNN has become a very real threat to America:
The importance of this journalistic malfeasance when it comes to Russia, a nuclear-armed power, cannot be overstated. This is the story that has dominated U.S. politics for more than a year. Ratcheting up tensions between these two historically hostile powers is incredibly inflammatory and dangerous. All kinds of claims, no matter how little evidence there is to support them, have flooded U.S. political discourse and have been treated as proven fact.
This is why I have openly called for the investigation, arrest and prosecution of anti-America journo-terrorists operating inside fake news networks like CNN. The network is not a "news" organization; it is a propaganda front that seeks the overthrow of the U.S. government and the destruction of democracy. CNN needs to be criminally investigated for the simple reason that it continues to knowingly push vile, hate-filled dangerous propaganda that is driving America toward a violent civil war. If CNN continues on its current path, its actions are literally going to result in mass bloodshed and death, perhaps followed by an actual civil war in America.
That seems to be what CNN wants. We the People must stop their poison from harming our nation and destroying this Republic.
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