The extent to which CNN is willing to go to propagate the false story of Russian influence over Donald Trump is an eye opening example of journalistic malfeasance. It all goes back to the now notorious “dossier” on then candidate Donald Trump prepared by Republican oppo research.
First, the network lent credibility to BuzzFeed crapola by reporting that the file of salacious material existed. This allowed the “pile of garbage” website to publish the actual contents of the dossier by claiming that CNN had made it a news story and they were just adding to it.
Then there’s the use of political hacks DNI James Clapper and CIA Director Brennan to propagate the Russian influence story that the Democrats are trying desperately to poison the American public against the new Administration before it assumes office. The manipulation was so obvious that Bob Woodward appeared on Fox’s Chris Wallace Show this weekend and called out his old Watergate colleague Carl Bernstein for his crap work done at CNN on the Russian influence propaganda.
The CNN Buzzfeed credibility circle Here
Woodward calling out Bernstein Here
Make no mistake, what CNN did is the very definition of “propaganda” in putting out a specific narrative in the hopes that others pick it up and spread it further for them. This case ranks among the worst example because of the false nature of the entire narrative from start to finish and the complete cooperation of the Democrats (John Lewis for example) to echo the message as far and wide as they can reach.