Don Lemon, CNN's host, denied during an interview on Monday that the network is fake. He was talking about a documentary about the riot that occurred at the Capitol in January 2021.
"During the interview, which was conducted by Andrew Callaghan, the filmmaker, Lemon noted that he doesn't agree with the statement that CNN is fake. He also said that he isn't sure how the network played a role in the riot that happened on January 6, 2021."
Andrew Callaghan, the filmmaker, noted that various networks, such as CNN and Fox, compete for the same viewers in the 24-hour news cycle.
Despite Lemon's claim, several CNN anchors and analysts cited the discredited Steele Dossier, which claimed that Donald Trump's presidential campaign coordinated with Russia. Jim Sciutto, the network's host, defended the document on multiple occasions.
Ralph Peters, a former Army officer, noted that the allegations contained in the Dossier are true. In November 2021, the Washington Post removed and corrected some of its articles based on the document after Igor Danchenko, a former Russian agent, was indicted by the FBI for lying to the agency.
After Danchenko was acquitted by a federal jury, Erin Burnett of CNN claimed that the Steele Dossier was funded by the Republicans in 2019.
During the violent confrontations that occurred in August 2017 between the white nationalists and the left-wing group, known as the Antifa, CNN did not mention the term "violence by the left-wing extremist group."
After the police-involved shooting that occurred in Wisconsin in August 2020, CNN carried a chyron that stated that the riots were peaceful. A correspondent was also present during the incident, and he was able to report from a burning building.
During an interview with Jussie Smollet, who used to be a star of the television show Empire, Lemon allegedly warned the actor about the police's doubts about his story. In December 2021, a jury found him guilty of lying about being the victim of a hate crime.
During the presidential election of 2016, CNN repeatedly claimed that various intelligence agencies had concluded that Russia meddled in the campaign. The network also altered a video to make it appear that Trump dumped fish food into a pond, which was not the case when Japanese Prime Minister Abe was in office.
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