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    As mainstream media continues to push a narrative of problematic “fake news,” on Thursday evening CNN falsely accused Russia of retaliating against American children by closing the Anglo-American School of Moscow.

    Shortly after the announcement of new US sanctions against Russia, CNN claimed that an unnamed US official who was “briefed on the matter” had reported to them that Moscow was closing the school.

    “Russian authorities ordered the closure of the Anglo-American School of Moscow, a US official briefed on the matter said. The order from the Russian government closes the school, which serves children of US, British and Canadian embassy personnel, to US and foreign nationals,” reported CNN.

    The lie was rapidly debunked by a Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman.

    “US officials ‘anonymously informed’ their media that Russia closed the Anglo-American School in Moscow as a retaliatory measure,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote of CNN’s claims on her Facebook page. “That’s a lie. Apparently, the White House has completely lost its senses and began inventing sanctions against its own children.”

    Zakharova accused CNN of spreading “false information citing official American sources.”

    On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to the new sanctions by “embarrassing” US President Barack Obama and brushing it off, stating that he will wait until President-elect Donald Trump takes office to improve relations between the two countries. Putin also wished Obama a happy new year, and invited US diplomats children to the New Year and Christmas children's parties at the Kremlin.

    CNN has not retracted their fake-news story or acknowledged the error.

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    • Darrell R
      CNN will implode if they keep pumping out the BS on the scale that they are. They want to punish someone for telling on them over giving debate questions in advance to one of the candidates, but the more they do this the more it will remind people of what Wikileaks released.

      Every move Obama makes against Russia only backfires on him. It's obvious that Obama is not interested in peace, but Russia is turning their cheek until conditions improve. These politicians preaching hate can speak for theirselves, the people want peace. That includes with Russia.
    • marcanhalt
      It is madness to think that the way you can recover from being caught in the embarrassment of a lie, is to keep on lying. Oh, not in the same venue, but in others as well. You just change the voice, the face, the object and the timing of it. Or, so it seems that this is listed in the protocols of multi billion dollar enterprises like CNN, who thinks they have nothing to lose. At the same time, when you are egg-faced as they were during the elections, you, sometimes, have to learn to walk all over again. You certainly cannot afford to acknowledge to the 'sheeple' that you ever misconstrued the truth. No, that will never do.
    • datt
      Main Stream Media is dying, choking on the lies they churn out day in and day out.
    • edover3
      No one peddles fake news like CNN!
    • C.Han
      CNN is not a news agency but a propaganda agency - Please review Babylon 5 and ministry of Truth and Ministry of Peace... Some extreme despot are doing that... manipulation and cheap lies.
      This is quite embarrassing...
    • hopscotch64
      CNN (Corporate News Network), is continually concocting false news with unnamed sources and a parade of talking head idiots who speculate, guess and lie about current news stories. Not to mention the parade of Congressmen and Senators who never answer any questions but just vomit up propaganda and lies.
      The US media and especially CNN is no more than a propaganda source for corporate America and has no validity as a news organization.
    • michael
      if the school were closed, then the children might have an opportunity to attend a genuine educational institution.
    • double bonus
      The US MSM is out for blood against Russia, claiming these sanctions are not enough. This is a rare opportunity Russia is giving for Trump to fix things later next month. Why the US Media is still trying to fabricate false charges against Russia, when they are seeking better US-Russia relations is beyond me?

      What do we have to do, to throw this awful lying corporate media weight,
      off of the shoulders of the American People?
    • Adrienne Adonis
      CNN is the founder of FAKE NEWS ......... They don't give the news they give a distorted opinion dictated by the White House
    • Mitach2002
      Western media is completely unprofessional and incompetent for printing articles without having a proven reliable source.
      Can't imagine having to work in such a profession. It would have to be humiliating having to tell anyone your a reporter.
    • Matthewbleu2
      I have stopped watching CNN because they are a bunch of serial liars. CNN is Cartoon News Network owned by the evil zio elites.
    • goldcamshaft
      This works for america and the american people, who do not care less about what is correct or what is wrong, as long as they think that they are getting their money's worth out of the cable channel payments.
    • copius
      Americans can make a lot of money sueing CNN using the new fake news laws.
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