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Sunday, May 27, 2018

CNN's April Ryan SLAMMED for Tweeting Article About Trump Running CHILD TRAFFICKING RING

People like this are Pure Trash. They are the worst of our community who strive on the most disgusting follies to get their 15 minutes of fame. They offer nothing extraordinary to the Public Debate but HATE. The African/American Community has better to offer than this...tmiraldi

CNN contributor April Ryan.

Robert Gearty

CNN contributor April Ryan is being criticized for alerting her 336,000 Twitter followers to a story in The Root that asks if the Trump administration is involved in child sex-trafficking.
Among those condemning Ryan for the tweet is first lady Melania Trump’s spokeswoman.
“If you’re a journalist w many followers & a @CNNPolitics it ok to retweet any headline you want, regardless of if it’s true?” Stephanie Grisham asked on Twitter.
“Remember: 'The core purpose of a journalist is to research, document, write, & present the news in an honest, ethical, & unbiased way.'”
Grisham may have been most disturbed by the headline of The Root article: “Is the Trump administration running a child-trafficking ring or nah? Follow me down the rabbit hole.”
Ryan, who is also the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, tweeted the article without comment. The Root is an online magazine of African-American culture.
So why should “alt-righters” have all the fun peddling disproven and unfounded conspiracy theories, writes The Root political editor Jason Johnson, who goes on to suggest one of his own.
“Now it turns out that the Trump administration may have an equally implausible conspiracy on its hands: Is the administration involved in child sex trafficking or just white nationalism? Follow me down the rabbit hole and see for yourself,” Johnson says in the article, published Friday.
Many of those who bashed Ryan on Twitter questioned how a professional journalist could associate herself with such a story.
“April Ryan has gone pizzagate on Trump,” tweeted Steve Robinson, who produces the Howie Carr radio talk show.
“This is a horrid excuse for journalism,” Carmine Sabia tweeted. “To quasi accuse the president of the United States of running a child trafficking ring is low even for her.”
“Case solved,” Michael Sheridan tweeted. He pointed out that The Root is owned by Univision, whose president and CEO criticized Trump during the presidential campaign.

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