Russian roulette shot down at CNN

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How much Russian Roulette is too much Russian Roulette? Well, according to the Grand Poobahs at CNN, whatever the amount is has suddenly been cut, with a hint that even the purveyors of “Fake News” now agree that it’s – well, fake news.

What is very apparent is that all this Russian Roulette is coming back to expose the Leftist Democrats and their enablers in the Big Media fake news business. As every stone becomes overturned, it is revealing the past Clinton and Obama administrations’ Russian Roulette collusion, which has absolutely nothing to do with President Trump at all. Surprise, surprise!

CNN will be slipping up and unwittingly letting the truth be exposed if they don’t shut it down fast.

As Monica Showalter explains in today’s American Thinker…

In an extraordinary move, CNN’s staff, from social media, to video, to editorial, to MoneyStream, has been told “No Russia reporting for you!” without adult supervision.

According to the Daily Caller:

No one should publish any content involving Russia without coming to me and Jason,” CNNMoney executive editor Rich Barbieri said in an email obtained by BuzzFeed.

“This applies to social, video, editorial, and MoneyStream. No exceptions.” The “Jason” referred to in the email is a vice president at CNN, according to BuzzFeed.

Hear that? No exceptions. Which begs the question – what if the leaked information is also “fake news”? It’s always the same for the lying left (redundant, I know) but they continue to make stuff up, report it as ‘breaking news’, apologize when they get caught, yet continue doing the same thing without consequence or accountability.

The skeptic in me avers that ratings have everything to do with this, as in “Poor ratings = less advertising revenue”; it’s just that simple. We shall see. Directives are worthless unless vigorously enforced. CNN for many years now, has fervently relegated news reporting to a nominal feature of their broadcasting activity.

Showalter goes on…

Sounds like someone’s been playing hookey from actual news-gathering and has gone off to the peep shows or something.

The leaked memo comes in the wake of a string of embarrassments in the network’s Russia coverage, with CNN living up to its nickname, “fake news,” bestowed by President Trump. How could stories that had to be retracted – downright pulled from the website – be anything else?

It’s probably a reasonable response, given that the network’s claim about Trump transition team member, Anthony Scaramucci, claiming he was under investigation for Russia ties, turned out to be pure garbage and the network had to apologize to him, probably to stay out of libel court.

But oh, what an embarrassing thing to get out in the journalism world! Not just the order to clear it with the adults, the leaked memo, too.

The thing is, it signals that CNN’s reporters and writers don’t have sufficient news judgment to report on this topic without adult supervision. Apparently word has gotten around on the left that pretty much any old thing can be made up and any innuendo leaked with impunity to CNN. Imagine the newsroom atmosphere where every reporter has suddenly allowed himself to be used as flypaper – for scurrilous, made-up, cooked up, invented lies.

Apparently, they’ve gotten away with it for so long, it’s how they do business. And now the executives have sought to stop it and maybe restore the news agency’s now missing credibility.

Once upon a time, CNN was an innovator in news production. I remember how the network was known for hiring non-telegenic journalists to send the explicit message that CNN did not hire cupcakes based on pretty faces, but only the most talented and professional journalists.

Their problem now isn’t pretty or unpretty faces, but whether their reporters want to report the news or content themselves with being a public relations vehicle for every ignorant, malevolent and partisan wack job on Capitol Hill, the non-government agencies, the out-of-work Obama dead-enders and perhaps their holdovers still in the White House. Does that sound like a dignified role?

Apparently, the execs of the place have taken notice.

I’ll withhold judgment until the day they announce that all on-air news “personalities” will not be allowed in the building until they’ve had their shots.

Either way, CNN loses, such as it is. They are either acknowledging that they’ve been hawking false narratives, or they will continue to do so regardless. In either case, their credibility has taken a real hit.

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