Who do you trust more: President Trump or CNN? | The Tylt

Who do you trust more: President Trump or CNN?

CNN had to retract a story in which it reported a Russian bank, linked to a close ally of President Trump, was under Senate investigation. Trump and his team pounced on the error as proof that CNN is "fake news" and the media cannot be trusted. Others argued when journalists make mistakes, news organizations issue corrections or retractions—whereas Trump does not. For its part, CNN apologized and took full responsibility for the error. Plus, Trump is hardly an arbiter of truthWhat do you think?

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Trump's beef with CNN goes way back. For the president and his supporters, this retraction proves CNN's mendacity, as well as its hostility and bias toward his presidency.

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Others note: CNN retracted and apologized. Three staff members resigned. Trump himself has been responsible for propagating numerous untruths, from the birther conspiracy around Barack Obama to the claim that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election—none of which he's apologized for, corrected, or retracted. His critics say they'll take CNN over Trump any day.

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At Slate, Ben Mathis-Lilley points out it's both wildly convenient and rather disturbing the president is telling the world the news media consists of for-profit liars.

Trump is melting down and claiming in an extended Twitter rant that this quickly acknowledged error in editorial judgment on CNN's part proves that everything negative that's ever been published about him anywhere is made up.
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But the Trump camp says this latest incident is indicative of the way CNN and other networks have engaged in a smear campaign around the Russia scandal.

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