After ABC News’ Brian Ross initially reported that Michael Flynn had told investigators that Donald Trump asked him to contact Russia before the election, the Left erupted and all but had Trump’s removal from office listed as a “sure thing.” Joy Behar of “The View” was as giddy as anybody can get at the time:
Wow…You can't deny the reality of #FakeNews. And @BrianRoss is one of the main purveyors. He screwed the pooch on this one and Joy Behar and her cohorts @TheView jumped right in and rolled around in the muck! #MAGA pic.twitter.com/5YCuyIGtE0
— Barry Cunningham (@barrycunningham) December 2, 2017
archived for when your PR people force you to delete this tweet ???https://t.co/qjjGZ0LuKJ
— Lalafell Warrior ✘ (@fuzzytoad) December 3, 2017
Today, a couple days after it was learned that Ross’s report was bogus and Ross had been suspended, Behar’s tone was a little more subdued on “The View.” But as you’ll see, Behar’s still not willing to call Ross’s story “fake news” but rather just an honest “mistake”:
ERRONEOUS FLYNN REPORT DISCUSSED: After we shared an ABC News report on Michael Flynn last week that was later deemed incorrect, the co-hosts react and discuss. pic.twitter.com/E7LtDS0zL4
— The View (@TheView) December 4, 2017
The odds are good that there will be ZERO lessons learned from the latest media self-beclowning.
Omg. Are u guys for real. A mistake…. you're defending Ross who is a repeat repeat offender of false news.
Remember Iraq and the wrong anthrax report.
He caused the market to drop 350 points because of his "mistake"
And there ain't no PILL for that.
— Dave S (@daveshapiro67) December 4, 2017
All of you should be suspended without pay for four weeks as well. You put out fake news and cheered. https://t.co/v2UTynHUCD
— Tim (@Tim_in_SE_Ohio) December 4, 2017