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Milo Yiannopoulos story
On 20 February 2017, CNN's Jim Sciutto made the claim that an interview with Milo Yiannopoulos "emerged in which Milo appears to advocate for relationships between young boys and adult men". The statement that the video "emerged" was criticised by "The Drunken Peasants", the hosts of the show on which Milo was interviewed that day and made that statement. The video had been around since 4 January 2016 and had been viewed over 250,000 times on YouTube before CNN reported on it, according to "The Drunken Peasants". Whether or not Jim was aware of that or not is a subject of possible debate, but it is undebatable that the video was there for the public to see on YouTube well over a year before Jim and CNN reported on it. Maybe Jim was confused by the fact that "The Reagan Battalion" had tweeted a small clip from the video on 19 February 2017, which "The Reagan Battalion" described as "the uncut 5 minute video". The video is over 2 hours long. "The Drunken Peasants" called CNN "fake news" because of Jim's statement that the video "emerged".
3 June 2017 post-terror attack shot in London
Hours after the 3 June 2017 London Terror Attacks, CNN set up a shot in which Muslims were directed where to stand as CNN reporter Becky Anderson read out their signs, which contains statements condemning ISIS and so forth. Many people felt this was "solid evidence of CNN International creating a pro-Muslim narrative". CNN issued the following statement in response to the accusations:
- This story is nonsense. The group of demonstrators that was at the police cordon was being allowed through by officers so they could show their signs to the gathered media. The CNN crew along with other media present simply filmed them doing so.
Response to HanA**holeSolo's GIF
On 28 June 2017, a Reddit user using the username HanA**holeSolo posted an edited GIF to Reddit's r/The_Donald based on a staged WWE Wrestling Match that took place in 2007, in which Donald Trump takes down Vince McMahon and punches him repeatedly on the ground. HanA**holeSolo replaced Vince's face with the CNN logo and then posted the GIF on Reddit. Donald himself subsequently tweeted a video that was an edited version of the GIF posted on Reddit by HanA**holeSolo. When CNN got Word of it, CNN's Andrew Kaczynski tracked down HanA**holeSolo in real life and found out who he was, which led to the Reddit User offering a lengthy apology not only for the GIF, but for other things he had previously posted that he described as "racist, bigoted, and anti-semitic [sic]". Journalists had looked at his history of online posts after the controversy over his GIF got started and classified them as racist, anti-Islamic and anti-Semitic. Upon seeing his extensive apology, CNN said it decided not to publish his name, but said it reserved the right to publish his name should he "repeat this ugly behavior on social media again". This drew criticism against CNN from Julian Assange, Donald Trump Jr and many others, who saw CNN's response as bullying or blackmail.
Firing of Jeffrey Lord
Commentator Jeffrey Lord, a former official in the Reagan Administration, was fired on 10 August 2017 for tweeting "Sieg Heil!" to Angelo Carusone, the President of Media Matters for America. Jeffrey Lord had written an article on "Spectator" that called Media Matters "Media Matters Fascists" and posted the article in a Tweet. Angelo tweeted back: "Your headline has a mistake in it. Why do you expect anyone to take you seriously when you don't take yourself seriously." Jeffrey then tweeted "Sieg Heil!" He later explained: "I'm mocking people who are posing a serious threat to the American free press. That's what I'm mocking." He said he was mocking "Nazis and Fascists", but the explanation did not keep CNN from firing him.
Alison Kosik sings Mike Enoch's praises
In an attempt to get Mike Enoch to agree to an interview, CNN's Alison Kosik sang Mike's praises during a phone call, saying she found him "interesting", calling him "an intellectual" and asking him if he would talk to her for a minute. The phone call was played during the 29 August 2017 episode of "The Daily Shoah".
Claims "Breitbart set to take on Trump White House after Bannon ouster"
Following Steve Bannon's Ouster from his Job at the White House, CNN claimed that a person at "Breitbart News" told CNN that, "Following news of Bannon's exit, Breitbart started to prepare stories critical of people in the Trump White House." "It's most likely the site will not -- for now at least -- directly attack the President, but will focus its fire on people in Trump's circle who had clashed with Bannon, or who are viewed as Democrats or 'globalists'", wrote CNN's Oliver Darcy.
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- "CPAC pulls invitation to controversial 'provocateur'". msn.com. CNN. 20 February 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
- "Milo Yiannopoulos - PaulsEgo - TheAmazingAtheist - and More! DPP #193". YouTube. "Drunken Peasants". 4 January 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
- German Lopez (24 February 2017). "Meet the 16-year-old Canadian girl who took down Milo Yiannopoulos". vox.com. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
- "Did Milo Yiannopoulos Defend Pedophilia On Our Show? - Cool Cat Creator's Gun DVD - More - DPP #330". 12:00. YouTube. "The Drunken Peasants". 21 February 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
- Colby Hall (4 June 2017). "CNN Rebuts Claim They 'Staged' a Pro-Muslim Shot During London Aftermath". mediaite.com. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
- Aja Romano (5 July 2017). "#CNNBlackmail: how Trump's wrestling GIF sparked a debate about CNN and doxxing". vox.com. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
- Jeffrey Lord (9 September 2017). "@GoAngelo Now posted at @amspectator FYI". twitter.com. Archived. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
- Jeffrey Lord (10 August 2017). "MMF’S Angelo Carusone Responds". spectator.org. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
- Brian Stelter (10 August 2017). "CNN severs ties with Jeffrey Lord". cnn.com. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
- "TDS187: Shoot The Boats". 0:30. therightstuff.biz. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
- Oliver Darcy (18 August 2017). "'#WAR': Breitbart set to take on Trump White House after Bannon ouster". money.cnn.com. Retrieved 21 October 2017.