They include tight restrictions on quoting Hamas and reporting other Palestinian perspectives while Israel government statements are taken at face value. CNN staff said that edict was laid down by Thompson at an earlier editorial meeting. Broader oversight of coverage from the CNN headquarters in Atlanta is directed by “the Triad” of three CNN departments – news standards and practices, legal, and fact checking. CNN staff who spoke to the Guardian were quick to praise thorough and hard-hitting reporting by correspondents on the ground. Some CNN staff raised similar issues with reporting on Hamas tunnels in Gaza and claims they led to a sprawling command centre under al-Shifa hospital.