WHOA! CNN Issues STRICT New Rules for Russia Coverage

Maybe CNN management is getting tired of being labeled as a purveyor of fake news. That is the impression you get from this announcement. Rick Barbieri appears to not like to have to delete a story and the issue a retraction. Especially since the story was another of those dreaded Russian collusion stories. Now, if you use the word "Russian" it goes all the way to the very top for approval. Enjoy the article.

As Written By Jon Passantino for Buzzfeed:

CNN is imposing strict new publishing restrictions for online articles involving Russia after the network deleted a story and then issued a retraction late Friday, according to an internal email obtained by BuzzFeed News.

The email went out at 11:21 a.m. on Saturday from Rich Barbieri, the CNNMoney executive editor, saying "No one should publish any content involving Russia without coming to me and Jason," a CNN vice president.

"This applied to social, video, editorial, and MoneyStream. No exceptions," the email added. "I will lay out a workflow Monday."

The new restrictions also apply to other areas of the network — not just CNNMoney, which wasn't involved with the article that was deleted and retracted.

CNN didn't immediately return a request for comment and a question about what the previous workflow was.........


CNN Is Imposing Strict New Rules On Its Russia Coverage

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