The CNN TV-channel has once again confirmed that it is a source of fake news.
On Monday afternoon, the CNN TV-channel made a false claim, declaring that Richard Spencer, an American white nationalist, wondered if Jews were actually people. A number of journalists continued to fetch and carry the news in social networks.
At first, a segment on CNN’s The Lead quoted the words of Spencer. As CNN host Jim Sciutto said in a live, Spencer said about Jews that sometimes he “wonders if these people are people at all, or instead soulless golem.”
“That is an alt right leader Richard Spencer talking about Jews,” Sciutto stressed.
After that, a chyron with the text “Alt-right founder questions if Jews are people” was showed on CNN with RealClearPolitics’ Rebecca Berg and The Boston Globe’s Matt Viser.
However, Spencer did not say anything like this about Jews, and instead of this he was talking about political consultants on television.
It’s about 40 seconds in the video below:
Maggie Haberman of The New York Times:
Rosie Gray of Buzzfeed:
Adam Serwer of the Atlantic:
Alanna Vagianos of The Huffington Post: