DAN WOOTTON: Has Meghan got to CNN? Network tries to conceal critical Sussexes ...

CNN's coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey was largely taken from the left-leaning broadcaster's usual woke playbook.

There was much praise of the couple for sharing their 'truth', with little critical analysis of whether the former royal couple's accusations were rooted in reality.

But there was one honourable exception.

A full 18 days after the Oprah interview was broadcast, CNN's London-based presenter Max Foster appeared on the breakfast show New Day to debunk many of the half-truths or downright fibs in the interview.

His first-rate reporting included never-before-heard accounts of former royal staff members on the lengths 'The Firm' had gone to in order to accommodate Meghan.

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There were new revelations that the Queen had even despatched two of her most trusted confidantes, dresser Angela Kelly and lady in waiting Susan Hussey, to help prepare Meghan for royal life.

After viewing the report, high profile CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota admitted live on air that she was questioning whether she still trusted Harry and Meghan's account to Oprah.

'Now I'm all turned around. Now I'm all confused. Now I don't know what to believe anymore,' she said.

So notable was the broadcast, I immediately tweeted about it because it was the first indication the left-wing US broadcast media might finally be shining a light on the obvious inconsistencies in the interview.

But then a curious thing happened.

The video report disappeared from CNN's website and was never discussed or broadcast again.

Eighteen days after Harry and Meghan's sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey aired, CNN produced a report questioning some of their claims. However, the network has since appeared to have quietly concealed the report

Eighteen days after Harry and Meghan's sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey aired, CNN produced a report questioning some of their claims. However, the network has since appeared to have quietly concealed the report

So notable was the broadcast, Dan Wootton immediately tweeted about it because it was 'the first indication the left-wing US broadcast media might finally be shining a light on the obvious inconsistencies in the interview'

So notable was the broadcast, Dan Wootton immediately tweeted about it because it was 'the first indication the left-wing US broadcast media might finally be shining a light on the obvious inconsistencies in the interview'

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The story-link I had posted was deleted and redirected to CNN's homepage, making it almost impossible for anyone to re-watch the report.

CNN's attempt to take it offline meant it was largely ignored by the rest of the media.

Given Meghan directly complained to ITV about Piers Morgan's critical coverage of the interview, royal insiders are now asking: Have the Sussexes been able to silence CNN too?

A spokesman for CNN refused to tell me if the broadcaster had any communication from the Sussexes, Oprah or friends of either regarding the report.

Insiders at the broadcaster suggested the report – which featured numerous clips of the Oprah interview – could have been removed if there had been a complaint about the use of third party footage.

But a US media insider told me: 'The CNN report was the first instance a left-leaning US outlet came forward to negate a lot of what the Sussexes said. It felt like a real turning point here.

'However, it seems that CNN has gone to great lengths to make the report close to impossible to find online.

'The original link now leads to the CNN homepage, even though there are pages on pages of positive written coverage of the Sussexes when you search for them.

'Max Foster's original report has had the headline and description removed from it online, which means it is impossible to search for.

'That seems like an unusual clanger from such a respected global news site, especially when Meghan is still one of the most googled people in the world.

Max Foster of CNN appeared on the breakfast show New Day to debunk claims made by the Sussexes during their interview with Oprah

Max Foster of CNN appeared on the breakfast show New Day to debunk claims made by the Sussexes during their

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