WaPo’s Erik Wemple Scorches Brian Stelter and CNN Over Coverage of Steele Dossier: ‘Journalistic Abdication’

Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple took CNN to task on Tuesday for how it has handled coverage of the Steele dossier. A number of mainstream news outlets have issued corrections and explanations regarding their coverage of the dossier, the credibility of which has been questioned since it was published by BuzzFeed News in 2017. Whatever remained of that credibility has since evaporated, as the dossier has been repeatedly debunked.

RELATED: Erik Wemple: Brian Stelter and CNN aren’t taking much responsibility for their embrace of the Steele dossier

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