‘I’m Not Taking This Personally’; CNN Upset Marine Captured in Russia Called Them ‘Fake News’

Curtis Houck | January 2, 2019
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The Daily Caller’s Benny Johnson flagged down late Wednesday morning quite the exasperating exchange from CNN’s New Day as co-host Alisyn Camerota expressed dismay with a social media post by ex-Marine Paul Whelan that called CNN “fake news.” But what as it that made this ugly (other than it being self-absorbed)? Well, it’s because Whelan was arrested on Friday in Russia on allegations of espionage.

Camerota’s question came while interviewing Whelan’s brother David about Paul’s arrest for what the Putin regime claims was espionage. According to both David and other media reports thus far, Whelan was not a spy but instead an arrest made by the Putin regime as leverage against the U.S.