Saturday, December 02, 2017

ABC Suspends Brian Ross for Erroneous Story

ABC News has announced that Brian Ross would be suspended for four weeks without pay "effective immediately." Ross came under considerable fire on Friday after he erroneously reported on live television that then-candidate Donald Trump had instructed Michael Flynn to make contact with the Russians. In a correction seven hours later, the channel admitted that it was "President-elect" Trump who had made the request of Flynn -- a pretty significant difference.

Comments

He should be fired. So should this hysterical woman: www.youtube.com

#1 | Posted by cookfish at 2017-12-02 11:08 PM

Nothing like losing your mind over another nothingburger. Poor Joy, that's the only time I've seen her happy. LOL.

#2 | Posted by cookfish at 2017-12-02 11:14 PM

"Nothing like losing your mind over another nothingburger."

How many felonies and admitted felons will it take?

#3 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-12-02 11:58 PM

#1 | POSTED BY COOKFISH
"He should be fired."

For what. A mistake was made. It was corrected.

Tell me, is Birmingham, England still a no-go zone?

#4 | Posted by TheTom at 2017-12-03 12:01 AM

I wonder to myself
Could life ever be sane again?
Burn down the disco. Hang the bloody DJ.
Because the music that they constantly play,
It says nothing to me about my life.

#5 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-12-03 12:24 AM

Meanwhile, Fox News has never so much as retracted the Seth Rich nonsense.

#6 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-12-03 04:13 AM

For what. A mistake was made. It was corrected.

"This is not the first high-profile mistake by Ross. In a 2012 piece for which he apologized, he suggested that the Aurora shooter may have had a connection to the Tea Party."

money.cnn.com

Some people will believe anyone, even a proven liar, as long as it fits their narrative.

#7 | Posted by cookfish at 2017-12-03 05:55 AM

Some people will believe anyone, even a proven liar, as long as it fits their narrative.
#7 | POSTED BY COOKFISH AT 2017-12-03 05:55 AM | REPLY

You're living proof of that one.

#8 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-12-03 06:25 AM

You're living proof of that one.

#8 | POSTED BY DOC_SARVIS

he only notices the inaccuracies of trump opponents. all the lies trump tells are fine.

#9 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-12-03 07:21 AM

#7

Damn, FISH. My irony meter just went on over load.

Tell me, my man, do you think EVERY liar who spreads fake news should be fired? Because if you do we have something in common at last.

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2017-12-03 08:03 AM

"Tell me, my man, do you think EVERY liar who spreads fake news should be fired?"

Hell, there goes 3/4th of the FOX talking heads.

#11 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-12-03 08:23 AM

ABC News has higher standards for its reporters than Trump voters do for the president of the United States. They don't care that he lies all the time on Twitter and elsewhere, even though it's far more important he tell the truth than Brian Ross.

#12 | Posted by rcade at 2017-12-03 10:04 AM

Their standards are so high that they continue to employ a known, proven liar that manufactures his own facts. I guess as long as the end result fits your eagerness to see anything anti-Trump in the headlines, right?

#13 | Posted by cookfish at 2017-12-03 10:20 AM

Google "Seth Rich conspiracy Fox News" if you want to see the definition of 'high standards and ethics in jopurnalism'"

#13 | POSTED BY COOKFISH AT

Fixed.

#14 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-12-03 10:35 AM

"Their standards are so high that they continue to employ a known, proven liar that manufactures his own facts."

Whew! For a moment there I thought you were talking about the United States.

#15 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-12-03 10:43 AM

Their standards are so high that they continue to employ a known, proven liar that manufactures his own facts.

Now you're the one lying.

Brian Ross did not make up facts. He quoted a source who gave him bad information.

Reporters have to decide who to trust all the time. Sometimes they get it wrong. This mistake is on ABC News as much as Ross. The network admits the story "had not been fully vetted through our editorial standards process."

When a mistake is made and the media outlet owns up to it quickly, that's a far better situation than when the president lies all the time and he's never held accountable by his supporters.

#16 | Posted by rcade at 2017-12-03 11:18 AM

#16

Liars rarely hold other liars accountable.

#17 | Posted by Zed at 2017-12-03 01:26 PM

#7 | POSTED BY COOKFISH
"Some people will believe anyone, even a proven liar, as long as it fits their narrative."

This is next-level auto-retort.

#18 | Posted by TheTom at 2017-12-03 11:52 PM

Four weeks suspension for what Faux Nooze does on an hourly basis.

#19 | Posted by 726 at 2017-12-04 01:03 PM

Why off the leaker right....that wont teach any lessons

#20 | Posted by mutant at 2017-12-04 05:40 PM

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