CNN and NBC Issue Fake News Retractions For Two Different Stories

As the corporate media pounds away at online Fake News stories NBC and CNN join the Washington Post in issuing retractions for their own Fake News.

Earlier CBS blasted Washington Post’s fake news story about Russia’s hacking of the the U.S power grid which of course came before U.S. intelligence agencies issued their own “Fake News” assessment on Russia hacking the U.S. election.

CBS: Why WaPo’s Russia Hacking Story is Epitome of “Fake News”

CBS News Atlanta Reality Check explains Why the Washington Posts story about Russia hacking the U.S. power grid is the epitome of “Fake News”

Why WaPo's Russia Hacking U.S. Power Grid Story is Epitome of 'Fake News'

Why WaPo’s Russia Hacking U.S. Power Grid Story is Epitome of ‘Fake News’

CBS News Atlanta reporter Ben Swann breaks down the lies the Washington Post printed citing only a Department of Homeland Security officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity after a Vermont electric utility reported they discovered openly available malware on a laptop not connected to their power grid.

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Zero Hedge reports CNN’s Fake News Retraction:

“We Regret The Error”: CNN Apologizes To Assange For Pedophilia Accusation, Issues Retraction

It didn’t take much for CNN to fold after Wikileaks threatened to sue it for defamation.

As reported on Wednesday, the whistleblowing organization threatened to sue CNN after the biased, pro-Clinton news organization aired an interview with Phil Mudd, in which the paid analyst and ex-Deputy-Director of the CIA called Julian Assange a pedophile. CNN’s counterterrorism “analyst” made the on-air statement on Wednesday while discussing WikiLeaks. Mudd boldly declared that “there’s an effort to protect WikiLeaks (and) a pedophile who lives in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.”

Shortly after the lawsuit threat, CNN promptly apologized for the segment and conceded that “CNN has no evidence to support that assertion.”

It didn’t take much for CNN to fold after Wikileaks threatened to sue it for defamation.

As reported on Wednesday, the whistleblowing organization threatened to sue CNN after the biased, pro-Clinton news organization aired an interview with Phil Mudd, in which the paid analyst and ex-Deputy-Director of the CIA called Julian Assange a pedophile. CNN’s counterterrorism “analyst” made the on-air statement on Wednesday while discussing WikiLeaks. Mudd boldly declared that “there’s an effort to protect WikiLeaks (and) a pedophile who lives in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.”

Shortly after the lawsuit threat, CNN promptly apologized for the segment and conceded that “CNN has no evidence to support that assertion.”

Unwilling to be subject to discovery proceedings, and further accusations of spreading “fake news”, CNN said that it “regretted the error” made by its guest: “Assange is currently wanted for extradition to Sweden to face sexual assault allegations there, and no evidence suggests that the women involved were minors. We regret the error,” it read.

CNN also issued a retraction by deleting the tweet which included the original video clip. The retraction was posted to their New Day Twitter account.

[…]And now back to CNN accusing others of spreading “fake news.”

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Govt Slaves reports on NBC’s Fake News retraction:

NBC Issues retraction for Fake News about Milo

NBC Issues retraction for Fake News about Milo

NBC News has issued a correction to a story that was published last week which labelled Breitbart editor MILO a “white nationalist troll.”

The article, which was originally titled “Leslie Jones Rips Simon & Schuster for Publishing Book by White Nationalist Troll Milo Yiannopoulos,” was authored by NBC News staff writer Emma Margolin.

In addition to the article’s title, the original version also included a passage that labeled MILO a “white nationalist troll.”

“Leslie Jones Rips Simon & Schuster for Publishing Book by White Nationalist Troll Milo Yiannopoulos.” The article focuses on disparaging comments that Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones made about MILO’s recent book deal with Simon & Schuster,” Margolin wrote in the original article, which can still be viewed in an archived format.

In addition to the changes, NBC News issued a correction at the bottom of the article, claiming that it was a mistake to label MILO a white nationalist. The correction suggests that the decision to call MILO a “white nationalist” stemmed from MILO claiming to be an “occasional fellow traveler” with the alt-right movement, which NBC News says promotes white nationalist values:

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