June 28, 2017
Late last week, CNN was forced to remove a story that falsely claimed former Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci was being investigated by Congress for alleged ties to a Russian bank.
And on Tuesday, President Trump took to Twitter to rub the fake news in CNN’s face after three people involved with the story resigned. CBS took acceptation with Trump’s gloating and whined about it during CBS Evening News, later that day. “And now to the White House where tensions between the administration and the news media are growing,” announced Anchor Anthony Mason at the start of the segment.
White House Correspondent Major Garrett started his report by reading Trump’s scornful tweet. “’Wow, CNN had to retract big story on Russia with three employees forced to resign,’ the President wrote. ‘What about all the other phony stories they do? Fake news,’” he read. Garrett appeared to stick up for CNN, noting how they had apologized to Scaramucci for dragging his name through the mud.
Garrett wagged a reproving finger at Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for daring to bring up CNN’s fake story at the press briefing on Tuesday, despite the apology. “We’ve been going on this Russia/Trump hoax for the better part of a year now with no evidence of anything. America is, frankly, looking for something better,” Huckabee Sanders said to the press pool.
The CBS correspondent admitted that most people don’t believe the media, citing a Gallup poll that found 32 percent of Americans mistrust the media. But like a bandit that was caught stealing, Garrett pointed a finger and Trump. “But the White House has credibility issues of its own,” he deflected.
This article was posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 8:04 am