CNN was ecstatic that, this time, it was someone else called out over a fake news story.
Last week, the New York Post reported that copies of Vice President Kamala Harris’ children’s book, “Superheroes Are Everywhere,” were distributed at migrant detention centers at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, where children are being held due to the ongoing crisis on the U.S. Southern Border. The story turned out to be false, with the only book photographed being a single donated copy. The Post temporarily deleted this article — which was their cover story — and later republished an edited version of the article.
CNN took a victory lap over the mistake in an article posted last Wednesday, repeatedly using the word “baseless” to describe the premise of the NY Post’s piece. The article was written by CNN’s fact-checker Daniel Dale, who was hailed as a fact-checking visionary during the Trump administration, only to disappear once President Joe Biden was inaugurated.