The fight between the White House and the mainstream media seems to take a new nasty turn with each passing day. The latest twist in the feud between both sides is over a story retracted by CNN, which has since come under intense scrutiny by Donald Trump and his administration.

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Ever since the early days of the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump has been forced to defend himself from allegations of being linked back to Russia. Whether it was refusing to release his tax returns, his praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin, or his past or present advisers and associates being exposed for ties back to the Kremlin, Trump has spent the better part of the last two years fighting back the allegations.

Following his election win over Hillary Clinton last November, several well-respected news outlets and various government agencies released information that appeared to tie Trump back to Russia, though the president has denied any wrongdoing. In recent months, the scandal has reached a fever pitch, with an ongoing investigation currently taking place in Congress. While many reports have been validated, CNN was forced to retract a recent story after it falsely linked a Russian bank back to the former host of "The Apprentice." As the White House and most of the conservative media shame CNN over what took place, one Fox News host had a different take, as seen during a June 27 broadcast on the network.

On Tuesday, Sarah Huckabee Sanders filled in for White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and was asked about the aforementioned CNN story and retraction. As expected, Sanders followed behind a similar tone that Donald Trump set earlier in the day, by attacking the network and labeling them, and the media as a whole, as "fake news." While many conservatives were pleased, Fox News host Shepard Smith decided to turn away from the routine narrative on the channel and defend CNN.

"It's like an example of how to do it," Shepard Smith said to guest John Bussey of the Wall Street Journal. "If you make a mistake, Journalism 101 says you admit your mistake, you correct it immediately, and you take corrective action," he continued.

"I think that's what they (CNN) did," Smith said in praise of the network. In addition, Bussey also agreed with Smith that CNN acted as they should have following the mistake.

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While at least one person on Fox News stood up for CNN, the majority have not. With Donald Trump speaking out loudly to highlight the network's mistake, it doesn't appear as if the feud between both sides will be coming to an end anytime soon.