CNN Just Said WHAT About WikiLeaks?!

October 17, 2016Oct 17, 2016

If you had any doubt that the nickname "Clinton News Network" fits CNN to a T, then watch what this CNN anchor says about WikiLeaks' release of Hillary Clinton-related e-mails.

The video retweeted by WikiLeaks today shows the host clearly saying, "Also interesting is, remember, it's illegal to possess these stolen documents. It's different for the media. So everything you're learning about this, you're learning from us."

Except that the few stories CNN actually writes about the wealth of damaging information coming out of these e-mails get buried on their website.

Meanwhile, social media commenters have been having a field day with this.

Ron Doherty wrote, "@wikileaks I'm in doubt. Is this by far the most hilarious or scary piece of 'journalism' I have ever seen? #questions"

John H commented on YouTube, "Oh it's illegal to possess stolen documents? I thought the documents were FAKE. Take your pick CNN."

John Kevin replied, "Its illegal to know about the illegal stuff your government is doing."

A number of Twitter commentors added #JakeTapper to their tweets, but Jake Tapper himself was quick to reply that it wasn't him.

Another user, Aristotle, wrote to Tapper "No defense of colleague?"

Tapper replied, "i didnt click on the link, i dont have time for every nonsensical tweet."

Yes, what your colleague said is nonsense. Another user pointed out that it's actually CNN anchor Chris Cuomo in the video, which appears to be the case.