The mainstream corporate media had a devastating week as three different stories about Trump-Russia “collusion” have fallen apart, resulting in suspensions, “corrections,” and insincere apologies.

Let’s examine these fake news stories and their impact.

Flynn Testimony

Former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn’s testimony that he was directed by President Trump to contact Russian officials while a candidate was proven false, but not in time to stop it from plunging the stock market, or for the View’s Joy Behar to bubble with glee about the inevitable impeachment of Trump.

After it was debunked, Trump floated the idea of a mass suit against ABC News for the damages caused by the fake Flynn report, despite the fact reporter Brian Ross was suspended over it.

Deutsche Bank Subpoena

Reuters and Bloomberg both reported Tuesday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had subpoenaed Deutsche Bank for Trump’s financial records and accounts related to his family.

White House Press Secretary Sarah H. Sanders shot down the report at a press briefing, calling it “completely false.”

“We know it hasn’t happened up until this point and that the reports out were totally false and again the media got ahead of their skis a little bit, pushing and driving that story that wasn’t true,” she said.

The Wall Street Journal corroborated her comments, revealing that a subpoena was issued for “individuals who may be close to Mr. Trump,” further suggesting the Mueller’s probe is moving beyond the scope of its original investigation.

WikiLeaks emails

CNN reported on Friday that senior Trump officials – and even Trump himself – received emails from an anonymous sender providing them with links to what could have been unreleased WikiLeaks documents.

The Washington Post revealed soon after that the trove of documents linked to the emails was already publicly released by WikiLeaks a day earlier.

CNN issued a “correction,” but no apology, prompting Trump to call their false reporting a “vicious and purposeful mistake.”

He went even further, saying their new slogan should be, “CNN, the LEAST trusted name in news!”

The media spins the phrase “fake news” as an attack on its institutions, but as this past week highlights, that’s not entirely wrong, because people want real news, and can’t seem to get it from the mainstream media.

And as of this writing, Trump called out The Washington Post on Twitter for once again lying about the crowd size at Friday’s rally in Pensacola, Florida.

As we’ve reported, the corporate media routinely produces fake news so egregious and so often that the majority of Trump supporters believe it to be “the enemy of the people,” but this latest flurry of false reporting also has many more Americans questioning its credibility.


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