News reader Brian Ross should not be suspended. He should be fired.
Let him go to MSNBC and hang out with liars like Morning Joe, Rachel Maddow, and another Brian–Brian Williams.
All of these people are stooges for the (((globalists))) who will say or do anything to destroy President Donald Trump’s MILD pushback against globalism.
Ross’s lie is being punished only because of the negative reaction by the stock market. Somebody is pissed because they lost some money and so good old Brian is going to pay too: His suspension is WITHOUT PAY. LOL!
On the other hand, ABC executives who knew what Lyin’ Brian was up to could have shorted the stock market and made a bundle.
ABC News has announced that Brian Ross would be suspended for four weeks without pay “effective immediately.”
“It is vital we get the story right and retain the trust we have built with our audience – these are our core principles. We fell far short of that yesterday,” the network said in a statement on Saturday. “Effective immediately, Brian Ross will be suspended for four weeks without pay.”
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.
ABC issued a correction on Twitter and also updated their original article.
ABC has sustained withering criticism from all corners of the internet since the error first became known Friday.
“We deeply regret and apologize for the serious error we made yesterday,” the network continued in its latest statement. “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 concluded.
It’s not the first time Ross has come under fire for playing fast and loose with the facts, either. In 2012, he falsely suggested that the Aurora shooter Jim Holmes had been a member of the Colorado Tea Party — he was not.