In an example of fake news of Biblical proportions, here’s the Reader’s Digest version of the rather rapid crash and subsiquent burn of the professional career of ABC’s Brian Ross;
- He reported that Candidate Trump ordered so-called collusion with those no-goodnick Russkies
- That was quickly changed to President-elect Trump authorizing a legitimate diplomatic outreach to Moscow
- Quicker than you could say Jack Robinson, Ross was suspended for 30-days sans pay
According to liberal blow-hard Joy Behar (and the rest of her cast of stooges and singular RINO), ABC’s star reporter simply made a “mistake,” blah, blah, blah.
Ahh… but all that folderol was just the warm-ups regarding the latest in public humiliation for Ross, who also just so happens to be billed as the Chief Investigative Correspondent for ABC News.
As reported by (believe it or not) CNN;
ABC News president James Goldston excoriated staff Monday over Brian Ross’ major error on a report about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and announced that Ross, the network’s chief investigative reporter, will no longer cover stories related to President Trump.
Goldston also told staffers that the network was conducting a “full review” of the error and its aftermath.
Ross had initially reported Friday morning that Flynn was prepared to testify that Donald Trump as a candidate had instructed him to reach out to the Russians. Ross said more than seven hours later on “World News Tonight” that his information was actually that Flynn was prepared to testify Trump made the request as president-elect. On Saturday evening, ABC News said Ross had been suspended for four weeks without pay for what it termed the “serious error.”
During ABC News’ morning editorial call Monday, audio of which was obtained by CNN, Goldston excoriated his staff for the error.
“I don’t think ever in my career have I felt more rage and disappointment and frustration that I felt through this weekend and through the last half of Friday,” Goldston said.
“I don’t even know how many times we’ve talked about this, how many times we have talked about the need to get it right,” he added. “That how we have to be right and not first. About how in this particular moment, with the stakes as high as these stakes are right now, we cannot afford to get it wrong.”