Saturday, June 24, 2017

CNN Commits Journalism

Conservative media, including our humble efforts here at COTTonLINE, often beat up on CNN for its obvious leftward bias. On the other hand, when CNN does something right we should indicate out approval thereof. An example is at hand.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports CNN reporter Thomas Frank posted a story on Thursday evening concerning:
An investigation of a Russian investment fund with potential ties to several associates of President Trump.

But by Friday night, the story was removed from CNN's website and all links were scrubbed from the network's social media accounts.

"That story did not meet CNN's editorial standards and has been retracted," CNN said in an editor's note posted in place of the story. "Links to the story have been disabled."
That's what real journalists do when they learn they published something later proven untrue; well done, CNN.