CNN’s Jim Sciutto blasted for February Chinese spy balloon tweet that ‘aged like cheese'

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Mr Conservative
Staff member
May 17, 2020
CNN anchor Jim Sciutto was forced to update a February tweet "that aged like cheese" claiming United States officials were able to "block" the infamous Chinese spy balloon from gathering intelligence before it was shot down.

Sciutto, a former Obama administration official who is now a CNN anchor and the network’s chief national security correspondent, reported on Feb. 4 that the Biden administration was able to "block the balloon from gathering intel" in a message that turned out to be wrong.

"Notable: US officials say they were able to block the balloon from gathering intel during its overflight of the US, while the US military was able to turn the tables, so to speak, to gather intel on the balloon itself and its equipment," Sciutto tweeted.

But a report from NBC News on Monday said the balloon was able to gather intelligence from numerous sensitive American military sites despite efforts from the Biden administration to prevent that.

……….. This take aged like cheese left out on an elementary school blacktop on a summer's day. The liberal media have yet more egg on their faces, but the problem with this one is while it's always fun to dunk on stone-cold takes, this one comes with serious national security implications," Houck told Fox News Digital.

"Here again we have another story where there's not going to be any sort of apologies," Houck added. "It's readers and viewers who are left in the dark with a lack of self-criticism on a story that should be a huge stain on this administration."