CNN MEMO: DON’T PUBLISH ANY TRUMP-RUSSIA STORIES WITHOUT TOP EXECS APPROVAL FOLLOWING FAKE NEWS RETRACTION

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In this May 17, 2017 file photo, CNN president Jeff Zucker attends the Turner Network 2017 Upfront presentation at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. Zucker says the level of threats faced by his journalists is more serious than people realize. He lays the blame squarely at the feet of President Donald Trump and other politicians who try to delegitimize the press. Zucker on Thursday, June 15, 2017 called it unconscionable and said they should know better.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

 

CNNMoney Executive Editor Rich Barbieri memo:

“No one should publish any content involving Russia without coming to me and Jason [Farkas]. This applied to social, video, editorial, and MoneyStream. No exceptions. I will lay out a workflow Monday.”

This memo was sent following a Breitbart News investigation which forced the retraction of a fake news  story claiming the U.S. Senate was investigating an associate of President Donald Trump for alleged ties to Russia

CNN issued a retraction for their now-deleted story this week following an investigation by Breitbart News, saying in a statement released Friday night, “On June 22, 2017, CNN.com published a story connecting Anthony Scaramucci with investigations into the Russian Direct Investment Fund. That story did not meet CNN’s editorial standards and has been retracted. Links to the story have been disabled. CNN apologizes to Mr. Scaramucci.”

 

SOURCE: Leaked CNN Memo: Top Execs to Review All Russia Stories After Very Fake News Retraction

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