Maintaining the Information Monopoly: CNN Host Lies to Viewers About WikiLeaks

Over the weekend, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo took this effort to downplay the Podesta leaks to a new low. “Remember, it’s illegal to possess these stolen documents,” he told viewers Sunday morning.

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It appeared late Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, someone hacked Podesta’s verified Twitter account and posted a message saying he had switched teams and was supporting Trump
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WikiLeaks Releases 9th Batch of Clinton Campaign Chairman’s Emails

“It’s different for the media. So everything you learn about this you’re learning from us.”

Critics were quick to point out, however, that Cuomo’s assertion was incorrect. “It’s interesting to remember that merely going to the WikiLeaks website to view the Podesta emails is not a crime,” The Inquisitor noted. “They are now in the public domain, and millions of people are likely rifling through them right this minute.” Read More