Journalism #FAIL# CNN

Journalism #fail #CNN: Quoting a Person by Attributing to Them What You Think They Meant to Say!

Here’s one from CNN’s Wolf Blitzer’s Situation Room program that’s pretty outrageous.

Here’s the verbatim text from the journalist who put together the package:

“The Clinton campaign pointed to this by Trump confidant Roger Stone in August in what CNN believes he meant to say quote: Trust me. It will soon be Podesta’s time in the barrel.”

Huh? You can run a story on CNN that translates what someone might have said into something that “CNN believes” that person meant to say? How does that work?

How is this even remotely considered objective reporting? Even if it were political analysis or editorial, the reporter has no business importing what she thinks the person meant to say and then following that with “quote. . . “

They even mock up a graphic with Stone’s Twitter info and animate typing into his update, as if he’s doing it. Pretty crazy stuff. See below.

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