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Three CNN journalists resign after the retraction of a Russia-related story. What does it mean for the reputation of the press?

In this Aug. 26, 2014 file photo, security guards walk past the entrance to CNN headquarters in Atlanta. (David Goldman, File/AP)
In this Aug. 26, 2014 file photo, security guards walk past the entrance to CNN headquarters in Atlanta. (David Goldman, File/AP)

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Erik Wemple, media columnist at the Washington Post. (@ErikWemple)

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CNN: Three journalists leaving CNN after retracted article — "Three CNN journalists, including the executive editor in charge of a new investigative unit, have resigned after the publication of a Russia-related article that was retracted. Thomas Frank, who wrote the story in question; Eric Lichtblau, an editor in the unit; and Lex Haris, who oversaw the unit, have all left CNN."

Washington Post: Three CNN employees resign over retracted story on Russia ties — "The event is a cataclysm accentuated by the peculiar bind in which the 24-7 network has found itself. CNN tops President Trump’s list of objectionable news outlets, one that he famously claimed in a January transition press conference was 'fake news,' even though the reporting he was referring to — about high-level intelligence briefings — was 100 percent correct. Trump fans everywhere have taken up the fight, hammering the network every time it equivocates or otherwise over-reports the Russia-Trump line of inquiry. In the regular White House briefings, Press Secretary Sean Spicer carries on a sneering and long-running feud with CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, perhaps the press corp’s most outspoken detractor of the White House’s no-camera and no-audio briefings."

This segment aired on June 27, 2017.

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