CNN's media critic Brian Stelter called in "CNN's newest scoop" and said that the big story "landed at 8PM" last night.
So, what was this huge news?
Well, the headline of the CNN "blockbuster" reads, "US officials: Info suggests Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians."
Trump's people "may" have coordinated with Russians....which we also guess, they "may" not have.
The headline of the story was weak at best, so let's just see what the story says, I'm sure we will get a much more definitive answer.
The story reads, "The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign, US officials told CNN."
So, CNN reports that Trump's camp "possibly" coordinated with the Russians to release the damaging information.
How is this even a "scoop"?
I mean, we could write a story that says Trump MAY POSSIBLY have aliens from Mars tied up in the bottom of the White House.
Of course, he MAY not as well.
This scoop is anything but a scoop and if you look at the byline, it took 3 people at CNN to write this non story.
There is no doubt that Reporters need to dig deep to see what is going on at the Trump White House, just like they should for any President. But, when you post such non-stories like this, then when something really does break, viewers will pay no attention.
Just because you put 3 people on a story and it didn't pan out, don't just put this crap up to justify the man hours. Sometimes, you work hard on a story that just never becomes a story. Cut your losses and move on.
Don't do what CNN just did, because in the end it hurts your credibility more than helps it.