Brian Ross, whom old-school Twitchy readers will remember from falsely identifying the Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooter as a member of the Tea Party (same name, different guy), is reportedly leaving ABC News — finally — after being suspended for making a “serious error” in his reporting on Michael Flynn.
— April LaFever (@aprillafever) July 2, 2018
If you’ll remember, that serious error was accusing presidential candidate Donald Trump of ordering Michael Flynn to make contact the Russians; actually, he was President-elect Trump at the time, which is kind of an important difference.
We hear that Ross on Monday announced he’s leaving the network. His longtime executive producer Rhonda Schwartz is also exiting. “The time has come to say good-bye,” said the duo in a letter to staff with an announcement by ABC News president James Goldston.
… They added: “While we are signing off from ABC News, we are hardly leaving investigative journalism. There is much more to do.”
Imagine what Ross can report now that he’s not with a mainstream news organization with a reputation it would like to maintain.
— Barack Pajama (@jablomiplease) July 2, 2018
#FakeNews has a price
— Crusader (@JY_Patriot) July 2, 2018
Again? Brian Ross single-handedly, and perfectly, made Trump’s argument that the media is fake news. Way to go, Brian.
— Buzzyanne ?? (@buzzyanne) July 2, 2018
Leaving? No one just gets fired for being bad at their job anymore? Media and government I guess.
— i miss hitchens (@ibelieveindop) July 2, 2018
Nope. He was suspended without pay for four weeks and then told by his network he wouldn’t be covering President Trump anymore. Oops.
And now, like all "journalists" who spent decades disguising themselves as OBJECTIVE, Brian Ross will come out — like Rather and Bernstein and the rest — as a rabid leftist. https://t.co/wq8hdRNZYQ
— 'Sources Say' is Greek for 'Fake News' (@NolteNC) July 2, 2018
Buh bye hack
— sara (@sara_Hamilton1) July 2, 2018
— Jasper Coolidge ???? (@jaspercoolidge) July 2, 2018
HEADS SHOULD ROLL: ABC News corrects Brian Ross on 'candidate' Trump vs. President-elect Trump https://t.co/8U7vu8bFSZ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 1, 2017