What are the undisclosed CNN ties to Fusion GPS, and what do they mean about the media giant’s coverage of the Russian dossier scandal? Justice correspondent Evan Perez has led CNN’s soft coverage of Fusion GPS, the firm contracted by the Clinton campaign to do “research” on Donald Trump.
The relationship between Perez and the co-founders of Fusion GPS seem to go way back to their Wakk Street Journal days. They were on the same staff at the same time and worked on articles together, it seems. Would this also explain how CNN had so much juicy information on the contents of the dossier? Here are the names, places, and details for your edification.
As Written By Chuck Ross and Peter Hasson for the Daily Caller:
CNN’s reporting on the Trump-Russia dossier has left out at least one crucial fact: the close ties between the network and the opposition research firm at the center of the dossier controversy.
CNN’s reporting on the dossier, led by justice correspondent Evan Perez, has been favorable to the firm, Fusion GPS, and hyped the dossier’s credibility. Left out of Perez’s reporting, which has relied largely on unnamed sources, is his personal closeness to Fusion GPS’ operatives. Fusion has repeatedly been described in Senate testimonies as a smear-for-hire operation that manufactures misleading or false media narratives for its clients.
Glenn Simpson, the Fusion co-founder most often associated with the dossier, is used to working on stories with Perez. As reporters at the Journal, Perez and Simpson regularly co-authored stories on national security.
Another Fusion founder, Tom Catan, worked as a reporter for the Journal at the same time as Perez and Simpson. The third Fusion co-founder, Peter Fritsch, worked above Perez and Simpson as the senior national security editor………
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