To mark his first one hundred days in office, Donald Trump published a political advertisement. He had paid for it to be run on CNN, but the cable news network refused to air the ad. They were clearly incensed by the fact that the ad labels the corporate media, including CNN, as fake news. However, that was not the rationale CNN provided. Rather, CNN claimed it was not running the ad because it contains the "false" claim that the mainstream media is fake news.
This is a hoot. CNN claiming it, as a matter of principle and practice, does not air false claims. You could not make this up. CNN makes a habit of airing false news. It routinely broadcasts jihadi propaganda, as though it is disinterested, impartial journalism. It has shamelessly pushed the Christopher Steele Dossier work of fiction, even though Steele has himself as much as admitted that it is without foundation and was never intended for publication. CNN acted as cheerleaders for the invasion of Iraq on the basis of the weapons of mass destruction lies. They pushed the false flag chemical weapons incident in Idlib and cheered when Trump launched tomahawk missiles. CNN acted as a PR agency for the Hillary Clinton campaign. CNN have been caught inventing anonymous sources.
CNN is not a news agency. It is a propaganda organisation. For it to whine because it is called fake news (a term invented by the corporate media to justify censorship of independent news and bloggers who do not share their narratives) simply invites mockery.