CNN has issued a new set of publishing guidelines after the network retracted a story this weekend which tied President Trump‘s team to the ongoing Senate investigation into Russia’s 2016 election interference.
Buzzfeed obtained an internal memo from CNNMoney executive editor Rich Barbieri, stating “no one should publish any content involving Russia” without consulting him or CNN vice president Jason Farkas.
“This applies to social, video, editorial, and MoneyStream. No exceptions,” the email also stated. “I will lay out a workflow Monday.”
In wake of story retraction, CNNMoney exec editor sends memo to staff mandating all “Russia-related content” must be cleared by him or VP pic.twitter.com/2Y6QMZj1h5
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) June 25, 2017
The company email comes after CNN retracted a story that connected Trump campaign advisor Anthony Scaramucci to a $10 billion Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). CNN apologized to Scaramucci while also remarking that the story didn’t meet their editorial standards.
Buzzfeed also reported that CNN chief Jeff Zucker is personally involved with the network’s internal investigation on the story’s publication. Buzzfeed’s source described the development as a “massive, massive f*ck up and people will be disciplined.”
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