July 05, 2017 To be fair, CNN's been so busy retracting fake stories, firing editors, and publicly blackmailing its critics, how could it have time to fact check? July 05, 2017/ Chris Fountain CNN cobbles up a fake Lincoln quote, aims it at Trump. Before pulling the trigger, fellas, and speaking as an NRA-certifed Range Safety Officer, make sure the barrel isn't pointed at your own head. A day or so I predicted that CNN wouldn't outlast Trump's eight-year term. I'm beginning to wonder whether it can survive his first year.