Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Trump charges ‘fake news’ after CNN producer admits ‘bulls–’ Russia story is about ‘ratings’

President Trump tangled Tuesday with CNN over “fake news” after Project Veritas released an undercover videofeaturing a producer who said the network is pushing the Russia narrative to improve ratings.
Taking to Twitter, Mr. Trump said that the video “caught Fake News CNN cold” and that the network “was “looking at big management changes now that they got caught pushing their phony Russian stories. Ratings way down!”
The video shows CNN producer John Bonifield describing the Russian election-interference story as “mostly bulls—” and admitting that Mr. Trump is “probably right to say, look, you are witch-hunting me. You have no smoking gun, you have no real proof.”
Why push the story? “Because it’s ratings. Our ratings are incredible right now,” Mr. Bonifield told a Project Veritas investigator on hidden camera.

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