CNN, rocked by a fake news scandal and accusations of blackmail, is taking a significant hit in its primetime ratings

CNN, rocked by a fake news scandal and accusations of blackmail, is taking a significant hit in its primetime ratings, by Adam Shaw.

The network was hit last month by an embarrassing fake news scandal in which it was forced to retract an article on alleged ties between a Russian investment fund and members of Trump’s campaign team. Three employees resigned in relation to the scandal.

But it has also been dogged by tapes suggesting that some of its employees believe the Russia-Trump controversy is “bullshit,” and just this week the network was widely condemned for having gone after the alleged creator of an anti-CNN meme that President Trump later tweeted. The hashtag #CNNBlackmail quickly went viral online.

hat-tip Scott of the Pacific