The New American – While CNN president Jeff Zucker says that viewers trust his network “more than ever,” now there’s even less reason to do so. In the wake of CNN”s recent scandal, in which it was caught knowingly peddling fake news, it now has done it again, presenting on air a fake National Enquirer cover as real.
The embarrassing error occurred during Jake Tapper’s Friday broadcast, which “reported on claims that the White House had told MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski to apologize for his negative coverage or suffer a National Enquirer ‘exposé’ on their lives,” reported the Daily Mail. The paper continued:
Unfortunately, the National Enquirer cover that was picked to illustrate the magazine’s often salacious content was completely fake, Page Six reported.
The cover — which may have been created as clickbait according to Page Six — promises a “Presidential shocker!”
Dated April 16, 2016, it has the cover line ‘Heidi Cruz betrayed by cheating husband!’ and claims ‘sensational photo proof’ of a ‘sordid threesome’ and ‘sleazy love letters.’
It also claimed that Ted Cruz was ‘named in madam’s black book’ and promises ‘the most explosive tell-all interview ever.’
Unfortunately for Tapper, the cover is literally fake news: It was never an actual cover of the newspaper, according to insiders at the National Enquirer…