"I think that we have gone to a place where if the media can't be trusted to report the news, then that's a risky place for America", she continued.
She called CNN "a disgrace to all of media, all of journalism" and took a swipe at its president, Jeff Zucker, by saying the sensationalism and disregard for facts was "coming directly from the top".
In the last week, three CNN staffers quit after publishing a now retracted story claiming the Senate Intelligence Committee was investigating the head of a large Russian investment fund who met with Anthony Scaramucci, a member of the Trump transition team, before the inauguration. "And I think if that is the place that certain outlets are going, particularly for the objective of spiking ratings, and if that's coming directly from the top, I think that's even more scary, and certainly more disgraceful". The employee in the video is a CNN health editor who is not involved in the network's Russian Federation coverage. "I mean, they're phonies", he said.
Thomas Frank, the author of the story, Eric Lichtblau, an editor in the CNN investigative unit that ran the story and Lex Haris, who oversaw the unit, have all left CNN, the network reported Monday.
"CNN stands by our medical producer John Bonifield". "Diversity of personal opinion is what makes CNN strong, we welcome it and embrace it".
O'Keefe and Project Veritas have a track record of aiding Republican causes, often by using hidden cameras and hiding identities, and Trump's nonprofit foundation has made two $10,000 donations to the organization.
Before last November's election, Project Veritas released a series of heavily edited videos that included a Democratic activist appearing to brag about deploying troublemakers at Trump rallies.
The Daily Beast adds, that less than a week ago Jones said in a video he believes Democrats are "fooling ourselves" if they truly think anything of worth will come out of the Russian Federation probe.