This is CNN: Network links to its own 2017 story disproving narrative Trump called Charlottesville neo-Nazis ‘very fine people’ | 3/13/2019 | Staff
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Once again, the 24-7-365 #TrumpHate network, CNN, has exposed its own bias against the president, and in a rather tone-deaf manner.

In recent weeks, the network has refused to correct, retract, or apologize for repeated false claims that POTUS Donald Trump referred to neo-Nazis as “very find people” during remarks about the 2017 riots in Charlottesville, Va.

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However, on Tuesday CNN linked to its own report that, at the time, accurately noted that the president used “very fine people” in reference to protesters for and against the removal of a historic Confederate statue — not neo-Nazis.

CNN reported on the Times story and referred to the claim throughout the broadcast day Tuesday.

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What’s notable is that CNN‘s article about the book linked to its own Charlottesville coverage.

The story, headlined, “Trump says both sides to blame amid Charlottesville backlash,” written by Dan Merica and published on August 16, 2017, leaves no question who Trump was talking about when he used the phrase “very fine people”:

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Trump said there were some “very bad people” on both sides, but that there was some who came out to protest the removal of Robert E. Lee’s statue who were “fine people.”

“You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down, to them, of a very, very important statue and a renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name,” Trump said.

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Pressed by reporters, Trump raised Washington and Jefferson, arguing there could be a slippery slope.

Breitbart editor-at-large Joel B. Pollack notes:

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CNN’s own contemporaneous reporting contradicts what many of its main news anchors, contributors, and reporters — including Chris Cuomo, Anderson Cooper, Jim Acosta, April Ryan, and others — have claimed recently: namely, that Trump suggested “there are very fine people in the Nazis,” in Acosta’s words.

CNN has even edited video of Trump’s press conference deceptively...
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