CNN is in total meltdown now after being caught by Breitbart in the fake news scandal followed by a series of videos from Project Veritas showing a network totally bent of taking down Donald Trump.
And now the liberal Associated Press has joined the scandal with a fake news story of their own.
Caught in another sting by Breitbart, it has been revealed that the AP completely invented a story about an secret meeting between EPA Chief Scott Pruitt and the head of a Dow Chemical Corp and then alleged a Senate investigation.
The problem? No such meeting ever took place and no Senate investigation exists.
Now the AP, like CNN, has been forced to retract the story.
Can the liberal media ever be trusted again?
Not so much.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
The Associated Press is at it again, pushing more fake news. Sadly, the once-great news wire service is trying to cover up its mistake—nearly the exact mistake that cost three editorial staffers at CNN their jobs in a scandal that first exploded a week ago today.
A Breitbart News investigation has led to the correction by the Associated Press–which originally resisted–of the fake news it printed as deeper questions of responsibility, accountability, and journalistic ethics consume the AP heading into Fourth of July weekend.
This time, the Associated Press invented an imaginary meeting between EPA administrator Scott Pruitt and Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris, and then alleged that some kind of impropriety happened as a result.
This is exactly the same mistake CNN made a week ago, when it alleged that Anthony Scaramucci—the founder of SkyBridge Capital and an associate and ally of President Donald Trump—held “meetings” with Russian investment fund leaders and was under investigation by the Senate Intelligence Committee and Treasury Department as a result.
A Breitbart News investigation uncovered that no such “meetings” took place, the Senate Intelligence Committee was not investigating the matter, and the Treasury Department had already—at the urging of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to now Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin before Trump’s inauguration—looked into it and determined the matter to be entirely “without merit.”
The very fake news scandal that is consuming CNN right now is the biggest scandal in the network’s history, and comes as media D.C.-wide find themselves under intense scrutiny amid a litany of industry mistakes.