Anderson Cooper “broke” some “news” Wednesday night that Twitter users were quick to point out was anything but.
Things started off optimistically for the “AC360” host and his team of contributors, correspondents and analysts.
BREAKING – US officials: Info suggests Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians https://t.co/KqFr3GgAPP https://t.co/sDUcxttgC8
— CNN (@CNN) March 23, 2017
Cooper claimed “CNN has learned new details of the FBI investigation in to potential links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign, and the Russian government.”
As they went on to dive deeper with the reporters who “broke” the story, several viewers used Twitter to help unpack some of the finer points.
CNN’s breaking news is from an anonymous official and their lede has “indicates” “suspected” and “possibly” all in the first sentence.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) March 23, 2017
CNN spent about five minutes on their “bomb shell” report, realized there was nothing new, and then went back to wiretapping and AHCA.
— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) March 23, 2017
Huge traction on CNN’s desperate co-production with the Democrats that was designed to distract from Nunes proving Trump 100% right.
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) March 23, 2017
CNN Breaking News: Unknown people suggest that something that might be bad, or not, may have happened, or may not have happened. pic.twitter.com/Sgv1Pi1pUG
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) March 23, 2017
#BREAKING: @CNN updates story; adds a few more qualifiers. Still not buying it.
H/T: @YossiGestetner pic.twitter.com/PGcm4rIaCD
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) March 23, 2017
Breaking News @CNN says it has proof that @realDonaldTrump has Russian Connections
He sells Russian made Vodka in his hotels pic.twitter.com/iAl3kSV2ji
— AppSame (@AppSame) March 23, 2017
weird how journos sensationalize every snippet of selectively, anonymously leaked info against Trump but rush to downplay Nunes’ huge news.
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) March 23, 2017
You win some, you lose some.