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Wednesday, 11 January 2017 16:18

CNN RATTLED: Jake Tapper Scrambles to Defend ‘fake news’ report

Written by  Adan Salazar

CNN anchors Jake Tapper and Wolf Blitzer struggled to defend their employers’ reputation following a press conference Wednesday, in which President-elect Donald Trump slammed the network as “fake news.”

After the press conference, Tapper attempted to differentiate between his network’s reporting and Buzzfeed’s, the latter which published a 35-page dossier full of unsubstantiated details claiming, among other things, that Trump was involved in perverted sex acts while visiting Russia.

Tapper:

“At the beginning of the press conference, Sean Spicer, who is going to be the White House press secretary, suggested that both BuzzFeed and CNN published this dossier full of uncorroborated rumors. That’s not true. That’s false. CNN never did that. We never provided even one detail from that dossier except this morning when I said that there was reason to believe that one detail that had been out there because of BuzzFeed was false involving Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen.”

Tapper went on to clarify, “That conflation, whether it’s because Sean Spicer misunderstood or some other reason, that’s not true. CNN did not do that.”

Later, Tapper theorized Trump’s “fake news” outburst at CNN reporter Jim Acosta was an attempt to discredit the media organization.

“When Mr. Trump went after our own Jim Acosta saying he is ‘fake news’ and he isn’t going to call on him, what I suspect we are seeing here is an attempt to discredit legitimate, responsible attempts to report on this incoming administration with irresponsible journalism that hurts us all and the media going forward should keep that in mind,” Tapper stated.

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