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Tensions Rise At CNN As Employees Grow Angry At Network’s “Fake News” War On Trump

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Tensions Rise At CNN As Employees Grow Angry At Network’s “Fake News” War On Trump

Fake news in the service of smearing Trump.

Excerpted From The Washington Examiner:
CNN is taking an increasingly negative approach toward its coverage of President-elect Trump, causing at least some tension within the network, inside sources told the Washington Examiner.

Trump, according to a New York Post story, told the network he wasn’t happy with their coverage during an off-the-record meeting at his headquarters in Trump Tower this week. Trump critiqued the news media at large during the meeting, but CNN was one of the top targets, according to the Post’s report.

Though Trump’s team has said the meeting wasn’t as tense as the Post’s report, two high-level sources at CNN confirmed that their network was a primary target of the president-elect.

“CNN has always pledged to hold Trump accountable and that’s what we should be doing,” another source told the Examiner. “Since the election, CNN has out MSNBCed MSNBC,” the source said, referring to the liberal slant at CNN’s competitor. “In the long term, that’s a dangerous place to be.”

On Tuesday, CNN contributor and Trump supporter John Philips was positioned opposite Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson to discuss a gathering last weekend of about 200 white supremacists in Washington, D.C., during which they were seen on video saying “Hail Trump.”

Philips said in the exchange that the group was a “fringe” segment of Trump’s overall support and that it was “unfair” to tie the president-elect to it.

CNN’s official account posted the video of the exchange on Twitter, and summarized it as, “Tharon Johnson tells John Philips it’s ‘insulting’ that he is trying to delegitimize and normalize [the] alt-right.”

Like other news outlets, CNN has a rule against its on-air talent and contributors publicly disparaging each other or doing anything that might be perceived that way on social media.

But on Wednesday, after a segment featuring Trump supporter and CNN contributor Scottie Nell Hughes and Democrat Christine Quinn, CNN “New Day” anchor Chris Cuomo shared a tweet from a follower.

On Tuesday, CNN contributor and Trump supporter John Philips was positioned opposite Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson to discuss a gathering last weekend of about 200 white supremacists in Washington, D.C., during which they were seen on video saying “Hail Trump.”

Philips said in the exchange that the group was a “fringe” segment of Trump’s overall support and that it was “unfair” to tie the president-elect to it.

CNN’s official account posted the video of the exchange on Twitter, and summarized it as, “Tharon Johnson tells John Philips it’s ‘insulting’ that he is trying to delegitimize and normalize [the] alt-right.”

Like other news outlets, CNN has a rule against its on-air talent and contributors publicly disparaging each other or doing anything that might be perceived that way on social media.

But on Wednesday, after a segment featuring Trump supporter and CNN contributor Scottie Nell Hughes and Democrat Christine Quinn, CNN “New Day” anchor Chris Cuomo shared a tweet from a follower.

It said: “Quinn ate Hugh’s LUNCH for breakfast on ‘New Day’! Glad Cuomo jumped in to seal the deal…”

Another source at CNN said they felt “certain targeting of certain people” and that “this kind of targeting isn’t fair by their own employer.” Read the whole thing

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