One of the most frustrating elements of the 2016 election has been the way that Donald Trump has been allowed to backtrack and lie over the smallest political elements with little to no backlash from many in corporate media.

Though it appears that those days may be drawing to a close after Trump’s particularly vitriolic criticisms of the media earlier this week.

On Thursday, CNN took a leap of faith toward integrity when they posted a quote from Trump in which he denies saying something, along with the absolute phrasing that informed the viewer that he did, indeed, say the thing.

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How absolutely, devastatingly refreshing!

It is a major issue in corporate media that networks continue to post quote after quote from the ignorant mouth of Trump without even attempting to fact check him, allowing his words to stand as fact to many viewers.

Though they should have been doing this all along, let us sent massive waves of love and support to CNN for this tiny baby step in hopes that more of the same is to follow.

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com