CNN Journalists Resign Over Retracted Trump/Russia Story

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Three veteran CNN journalists with impressive investigative credentials have resigned after their story on Russian ties to Trump failed to meet reporting standards, CNN wrote in an unusual editor’s note to the public.

CNN said it has retracted the story, taken down online links to it, and accepted resignations from three men who wrote and edited the piece. They are reporter Thomas Frank, a former Pulitzer Prize finalist for USA TODAY; editor Eric Lichtblau, a Pulitzer Prize winner for the New York Times who joined CNN earlier this year; and Lex Haris, executive editor of “CNN Investigates.”

“In the aftermath of the retraction of a story published on CNN.com, CNN has accepted the resignations of the employees involved in the story’s publication,” the news organization said in a statement Monday afternoon.

The story, published Thursday, laid out the latest in the ongoing reporting saga of President Trump and hotly-contested ties to shadowy Russian officials. Read more at USA Today.

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  1. The NY Times fakenews admitted after election they lied. Now CNN fakenews are finally admitting they’re fake news. Which media will be next to declare they’re fake news, and boy, there are many out there that people have stopped listening to because their lies have become nauseating to people’s ears.

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