JUST IN: Major ABC News Reporter May Have Lost His Job…

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ABC shares misleading Trump-Flynn story on Twitter. | Photo credit Twitter

Friday was a bad day for the anti-Trump liberal media. Several major news outlets ran with a “bombshell” ABC story that Michael Flynn contacted Russia at the behest of then-candidate Donald Trump. Soon after that story came out, ABC issued a “correction.”

On Friday, mainstream media capitalized on news that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pled guilty to lying to the FBI. However, World News Tonight investigative reporter Brian Ross took the hysteria to a new level.

Ross erroneously reported that, as part of his plea deal, Flynn was going to testify that Trump colluded with Russia. His story was shared thousands of times on social media, and Trump-haters declared victory.

Of course, their celebration was short lived. Late in the evening, ABC posted a correction to their story which all but said it was fake news. Ross made the announcement on World News Tonight, Friday evening:

“[A] clarification tonight on something one of Flynn’s confidants told us and we reported earlier today. He said the president had asked Flynn to contact Russia during the campaign. He’s now clarifying that saying, according to Flynn, candidate Trump asked him during the campaign to find ways to repair relations with Russia and other world hot spots. And then after the election, the president-elect asked him to contact Russia on issues including working together to fight ISIS.”

The Suspension

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ABC suspends their Chief Investigative Correspondent, Brian Ross, for misleading Trump story.

Following that explanation, the network confirmed they suspended Ross over the screw-up. “It is vital we get the story right and retain the trust we have built with our audience — these are our core principles,” said ABC. “We fell far short of that yesterday. Effective immediately, Brian Ross will be suspended for four weeks without pay.”

President Trump reacted to the news of Ross’ suspension, once again calling out fake news. “Congratulations to @ABC News for suspending Brian Ross for his horrendously inaccurate and dishonest report on the Russia, Russia, Russia Witch Hunt,” he tweeted. “More networks and “papers” should do the same with their Fake News!”

If nothing else, this debacle clearly proves that anti-Trump bias is plaguing liberal media. There is way too much speculation and not enough investigation. Although, as we’ve pointed out previously, it’s hard to believe that misleading the public isn’t their intent. After all, how else could they get 25,000 shares on Twitter?

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  • mush0000

    He should never get his job back.

  • MIRIAM W. PETREE

    BRIAN ROSS SHOULD BE FIRED.

  • Judy Lee Casebier

    George is much worse than Brian Ross the most biased reporter ever

  • Faith

    When both Hillary and Trump were campaigning I was watching CNN, ABC NBC etc. you get it.. I was really interested in voting for a leader based on their agenda for the American people. I have voted for Democrats since the Clinton era.

    I was watching CNN one evening and it was all about Hillary and I could not understand why so negative and really ugly toward Trump. My husband told me to watch Fox if I wanted FACTS. That’s important to me. Since then I have boycotted all major news outlets and gossip on the internet.

    I realized that’s what the Democrats were all about. I’ve learned what they were all about since the election until now. Cannot trust them. It’s Sickening!!!! This man Brian Ross should have been fired because they need to start making an example that they are serious about reporting true facts instead of trying to sway the American people to think the way they do.

    And if they need to expose one’s wrongdoings, well better have the evidence to back that up. Evidence meaning pictures like of the Congressman smiling while posing with a young woman asleep and posing of himself groping this poor women. And with the rumors of Roy Moore is there any physical evidence of him sexually assaulting women what about 40 years ago? If so that would have came out a long time ago.

    And remember these Democrats are famous for paying anyone to say whatever they want. These reporters can falsely report lies and they are protected.. And in the meantime they ruin a persons reputation for the rest of their life.

    This Brian Ross man, he’s probably not suspended. I’m sure he had some paid vacations stacking up and he’s in the Bahamas. LOL

    Sorry about this long post but I’ve had enough of this so called FAKE NEWS. I mean come on even the stock market went down 350 until there was a correction. That’s how bad it’s getting.

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