CNN Covers Botched Don Jr. Story 27 Times More Than Correction

CNN Covers Botched Don Jr. Story 27 Times More Than Correction, by Amber Athey.

CNN gave 27 times coverage to their botched story about Donald Trump Jr. than they gave to their eventual correction.

On Friday, CNN made a major reporting error when they claimed that Trump Jr. received an email on September 4, 2016 giving him encrypted access to Democratic documents stolen by Wikileaks.

The story implied that Trump Jr. had special access to the stolen documents before they were available to the public, but later reporting by other outlets indicated that the email was actually sent on September 14, 2016, a full day after the documents were already publicly available.

This is one of the ways that the modern media persuades people of things that are not true.