After this outrageous claim and fake news report, ABC had to face the backlash from Twitter users on social media. They had to apologize publicly to make amends and to save face. But it was too late. Now they have fired him!
ABC became the focus of the Michael Flynn story when they stated on air an untrue accusation implicating President Trump.
ABC News reported that a then-candidate Donald Trump had directed Flynn to contact Russia, which was entirely false. "The View" also picked up the story and host Joy Behar announced it on air with the false information.
We deeply regret and apologize for the serious error we made yesterday. The reporting conveyed by Brian Ross during the special report had not been fully vetted through our editorial standards process. As a result of our continued reporting over the next several hours ultimately we determined the information was wrong and we corrected the mistake on air and online.
It is vital we get the story right and retain the trust we have built with our audience – these are our core principle. We fell far short of that yesterday. Effective immediately, Brian Ross will be SUSPENDED FOR FOUR WEEKS WITHOUT PAY!
Nice use of a scapegoat, as if they did not want this story to come out as true. They used their fake news to smear President Donald Trump as all mainstream media do. No, we won't forgive you! Share if you agree!