Hannity Calls for CNN President to be FIRED in Wake of Fake News Scandal

Hannity Calls for CNN President to be FIRED in Wake of Fake News Scandal

The last 48 hours have been really exciting for CNN in a bad way. First, they had to basically fire three reporters because of a story they ran with that claimed a Trump transition team member, Anthony Scaramucci, had met with a chief executive from a Russian investment bank a few days before Trump’s inauguration. They also reported that congressional officials were investigating whether Scaramucci spoke to Kirill Dmitriev, the bank official, about possibly relieving US sanctions on the Russian Federation. This came from one un-vetted source and turned out to be totally bogus. Pink slips ensued after CNN had to retract the story and scrub it from their website. They are claiming they resigned, but I’m not buying it.

Then James O’Keefe and Project Veritas released a video showing a producer who has been with CNN for 15 years saying the whole Russia/Trump meme was basically bullsh*t. Ouch. And what is even worse is that he claimed that CEO Jeff Zucker had instructed them to hammer the Russia-Trump story because it was creating great ratings for the network. Enter Sean Hannity who is now calling for Zucker to be fired after this whole mess came to light in that video. He said that Zucker has destroyed the network with lies and very fake news. Too true.

From Breitbart:

Fox News host Sean Hannity called for CNN President Jeff Zucker to be fired Monday in the wake of a fake news scandal embroiling the anti-Trump network that resulted in the resignation of three of its top journalists.

Hannity accused Zucker of destroying the network with lies and “VERY FAKE NEWS.”

Hannity made the call just hours after it was announced that three employees including the executive editor of a new investigative unit resigned after CNN was forced to retract an article connecting a Russian investment firm to associates of President Trump.

CNN’s Brian Stelter reported that Thomas Frank, the author of the piece, editor Eric Lichtblau, and editor Lex Haris had all left CNN in the wake of the scandal after an internal investigation. The retraction came after a Breitbart News investigation highlighting inaccuracies and flaws in the piece. CNN quickly deleted the story and eventually replaced it with an editor’s note.

So, CNN has known all along for the last ten months or so that there was no there there over this whole Trump collusion story. But because it made for good reality TV and got them clicks and viewers, they ran with it anyway. How do they even have a press pass to the White House after ALL of this? Talk about having zero journalistic ethics. It’s disgraceful.

Senior figures at CNN placed a freeze on Russia-related stories today as well, instructing employees that they had to be run through members of senior management before going live. You can just smell the fear of lawsuits gathering here. I suspect that Hannity is also correct in putting forth those three reporters may have been paid to resign to save CNN and Zucker face. Too late… way too late. The calls for Zucker’s head should be very loud now. If I were him… I’d be sprucing up the old resume… just in case.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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