CNN is throwing BuzzFeed under the bus after President-elect Donald Trump accused the news organization of propagating the allegations in the piece published by BuzzFeed, saying BuzzFeed’s journalism “hurts us all.”
During Trump’s press conference on Wednesday, Trump refused to take a question from CNN’s Jim Acosta and called CNN “terrible.”
In CNN’s statement, they claimed that, unlike BuzzFeed, they did not publish any of the “unsubstantiated memos” about Trump:Advertisement
CNN's decision to publish carefully sourced reporting about the operations of our government is vastly different than Buzzfeed's decision to publish unsubstantiated memos. The Trump team knows this. They are using Buzzfeed's decision to deflect from CNN's reporting, which has been matched by the other major news organizations.
We made it clear that we were not publishing any of the details of the 35-page document because we have not corroborated the report's allegations. Given that members of the Trump transition team have so vocally criticized our reporting, we encourage them to identify, specifically, what they believe to be inaccurate.