The Mike Church Show Episode 390: the #FakeNews Perps Didn’t “Resign” They Were Fired
Written by Christopher Warshauer on 06/28/2017
Mandeville, LA – hCNN’s Failure Pt II – The #FakeNews Perps Didn’t “Resign” They Were Fired – Considering the above, check out the NY Post’s reporting that the 3 reporters responsible for the Scaramucci “scoop” did not gallantly defend the integrity of journalistic ethics and truth, “resign” their positions but were actually fired by CNN execs mortified that this all too routine, ethical breach, might derail their being consumed by AT&T. “Sources also said the three journalists responsible for the retracted story — reporter Tom Frank, editor Eric Lichtblau and Lex Haris, who headed the CNN Investigates unit — were urged to resign. “They called them in and said they’d pay out their contracts, but they should leave immediately,” one source said. Zucker was afraid of facing a high-profile suit from Scaramucci while the US Justice Department weighs the proposed $85.4 billion media merger.” So the ethical breach I described on today’s show (listen to this show here) was accurate yet indicative of something more morally diordered than I thought. CNN Millennials actually believe what they do for “a living” is morally just! You just can’t make this stuff up folks:
Meanwhile, a CNN insider said staffers are furious at “having lost the moral high ground because of this story.” Sources said Zucker tried to rally his staff during a Tuesday morning conference call.