Breitbart News, the outlet that has unapologetically backed President-elect Donald Trump throughout his candidacy, is now openly referring to CNN as the “fake news outlet.”
The network couldn’t care less.
CNN acquired the nickname from Trump himself after CNN reported that Trump and President Obama had been warned that Russia had compromising information on Trump, a story ultimately proven with sources such as VP Joe Biden. BuzzFeed then ran a 35-page dossier containing what is presumed to be that “compromising” information that was sexual in nature and involved urine.
Trump dismissed all of it as “fake news.”
In a story by Trump’s reportorial fake son, Matthew Boyle, he continuously refers to the network in this condescending manner. He also insisted that CNN President Jeff Zucker has issued a “veiled threat” on the incoming POTUS concerning coverage on the “world stage.”
He based the “threat” on an interview Zucker gave to New York Magazine‘s Gabe Sherman, who is also a contributor to NBC News and the left leaning MSNBC.
“I think the era of access journalism as we’ve known it is over,” Zucker told Sherman. “It doesn’t worry me that Donald Trump hasn’t done an interview with CNN in eight months. I think our credibility is higher than ever, and our viewership is higher than ever, and our reporting is as strong as ever. One of the things I think this administration hasn’t figured out yet is that there’s only one television network that is seen in Beijing, Moscow, Seoul, Tokyo, Pyongyang, Baghdad, Tehran, and Damascus — and that’s CNN. The perception of Donald Trump in capitals around the world is shaped, in many ways, by CNN. Continuing to have an adversarial relationship with that network is a mistake.”
On Wednesday, Breitbart News ran another story calling CNN “fake news” for referring to their star tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos as a “white nationalist.”
To be clear, CNN doesn’t give a crap about Breitbart‘s name calling.
“Breitbart was fake news before fake news was a catchphrase,” a network source told The Mirror. “They are a well documented and unapologetic arm of a political movement and a propaganda agent. I doubt anyone is losing much sleep over their predictably bogus ‘reports.'”
In his story, Boyle complimented Breitbart News saying that Trump refused to take a question from the fake news outlet’s White House reporter Jim Acosta and proceeded with “real news networks” like Breitbart News and Fox News.
A CNN spokesperson did not return an email request for comment by Mirror press time.