The media got caught in a lie — but they're not giving up. Instead, they're doubling down.
Donald Trump's March 4th tweet accusing Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower set off a firestorm of controversy and investigations. While initial reports seemed to indicate that Trump got it wrong, recent developments have proved that high-level Obama officials were actively involved in the surveillance scheme.
Some outlets, like Fox News, have backed away from their earlier reports indicating that Trump lied. But others, like CNN, are refusing to admit defeat. Earlier this week, Don Lemon claimed he wouldn't “aid and abet” the right by pushing the Susan Rice “diversion.” He also claimed that reporting on the story was an insult to his audiences' intelligence.
And he's not the only CNN anchor trying to force the media's false narrative.
Watch as Chris Cuomo pits ‘Trump's words” versus that of the network on the next page: