3 big-name journalists leave CNN over retracted story


Three CNN journalists have resigned after the network retracted a thinly sourced scoop. 

The story’s author, Thomas Frank; an editor in CNN’s new investigative unit, Eric Lichtblau; and head editor of the unit Lex Haris are no longer with the company as of Monday, a spokesperson confirmed.

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The piece, which cited a single anonymous source, claimed a congressional committee was investigating a Russian investment fund’s ties to a former member of Donald Trump’s administration. 

A day after its publication, CNN scrubbed the story from its site and replaced it with an editor’s note. The network never reported the news on air. Read more…

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