CNN defends itself from Donald Trump's 'fake news' attack

Washington Examiner | 1/11/2017 | Eddie Scarry
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CNN is defending its decision to publish a story based on an unverified report that claimed the Russian government has compromising financial and personal information related to President-elect Trump.

The network released a statement Wednesday following a press conference Trump hosted in New York, wherein the president-elect called CNN "fake news" and called BuzzFeed "a failing pile of garbage" for posting the actual unverified report, along with a story that called on Americans to decide on their own whether it's true.

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"CNN's decision to publish carefully sourced reporting about the operations of our government is vastly different than BuzzFeed's decision to publish unsubstantiated memos," CNN said in a statement.

The network said it had "made it clear...
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