FLASHBACK: Remember When CNN's Brian Stelter Claimed the Release of American Prisoners Was a Rumor Spread by Trump Supporters

Tomorrow morning, President Trump will greet three American citizens who had been unjustly imprisoned by the North Korean regime.

Word of this first leaked out last Wednesday via a story in the Financial Times sourced to a South Korean human right advocacy group.


The story was carried by most news organizations (I know I did) except CNN…where it wasn’t mentioned.

That evening, President Trump teased that the story was real.

This is how CNN’s media analyst Brian Stelter handled the tweet:

Right. This is the guy who works for a network whose business model is built on pushing rumors with no substantiation.

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