As alarming as CNN’s falsifying of major news stories is, perhaps we shouldn’t be too surprised, considering the outlet’s personnel can’t even attribute quotes properly.

As Breitbart reports, CNN anchor Jake Tapper was forced on Sunday to correct his sharing of a fake George Orwell quote meant to celebrate the ‘1984’ and ‘Animal Farm’ author’s birthday.

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act,” Tapper tweeted on Sunday, which would have been Orwell’s 114th birthday.

“It seems that Tapper’s tweet may have been a knock on President Trump, as well as a pat on the back for CNN, which has shown itself to have something of a martyrdom complex during the early days of the Trump administration,” writes Breitbart’s Adam Shaw.

Unfortunately for Tapper, George Orwell never said those words.

To his credit, Tapper was able to joke about his error, retweeting an obviously fake quote from President Abraham Lincoln.

Still, the chiding was relentless.

Things are quite awkward for CNN right now.

As reported earlier, Project Veritas has released a video in which CNN Health supervising producer John Bonifield can be heard stating that his network’s constant harping about Trump/Russia is about ratings.

“I mean, it’s mostly bullsh*t right now,” he says in the clip. “Like, we don’t have any big giant proof.”

Prior to that, three CNN journalists were forced to resign after an article falsely claiming senior allies of President Donald Trump are under investigation for ties to a Russian investment bank was retracted.

Source:
Breitbart