The Palmieri Report previously reported on The Washington Post being forced to update their reporting on the phony Steele Dossier.
We then reported on The Washington Post’s media critic, Erik Wemple, calling out CNN over their coverage of the Dossier.
He is done yet.
He just published another column calling out CNN over their coverage of the dossier.
This one was titled “CNN’s fake ‘reckoning’ over the Steele dossier.”
He asked Stelter why–Stelter refused to respond.
A federal indictment unsealed on Nov. 4 against Igor Danchenko, the main collector for the Steele dossier on alleged Trump-Russia coordination, brought that already-discredited document back into the public conversation. Key claims in the indictment, furthermore, snowballed into a big media story, raising specific concerns about reports in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and ABC News — as well as more general concerns about how outlets such as MSNBC, CNN, McClatchy and Mother Jones handled the story.
Yet “Reliable Sources,” Brian Stelter’s Sunday media program on CNN, hasn’t found air time for the Steele dossier. There have been no mentions of the document over the past three editions of the program, though there has been chatter about how Fox mogul Rupert Murdoch may approach the 2024 election and Stephen K. Bannon’s podcast.
We asked Stelter to explain the dossier’s omission. “No on the record comment,” replied the stickler for public transparency via DM.
There’ll be no speculation here on why Stelter glossed over this story, though we should note: It would have made for some interesting television, given CNN’s own role in hyping the alleged “corroboration” of a document that has fallen apart bit by bit ever since its January 2017 publication by BuzzFeed News.
Burying CNN’s full dossier history on the network’s platforms is becoming something of a trend. On Thursday, CNN.com published reporter Marshall Cohen’s extensive retrospective titled “The Steele dossier: A reckoning.” That headline pairs nicely with a nut graph that reads, “Legitimate questions are now being raised about the dossier — how it was used by Democrats as a political weapon against Trump, how it was handled by the FBI and US intelligence agencies, and how it was portrayed in the mainstream media.”
Those words tease the idea that CNN is now administering a dossier reckoning to CNN itself. Nothing close to that comes to fruition. Cohen explains CNN’s role in breaking the news that then-President Barack Obama and Donald Trump were briefed on the dossier during the presidential transition, as well as the network’s February 2017 story that U.S. officials had corroborated certain communications outlined in the document. The piece does point out that a December 2019 Justice Department inspector general report noted that the FBI had corroborated precious little of the dossier’s exclusive material.
The media pushed a phony dossier and is now paying for it.
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