ABC News’ Brian Ross issued a report yesterday about President Trump, Michael Flynn and Russia that had Joy Behar of “The View” giddy with excitement. There was just one problem: The report was NOT accurate, and ABC News later issued a correction (but not after the fake news spread like wildfire).
That wasn’t Brian Ross’s first #FakeNews rodeo. Ross also proved a few years ago that his reports should be taken with a grain of salt at best:
ABC News' Brian Ross had to apologize for suggesting that Aurora theater shooter James Holmes was a member of Colorado Tea Party. pic.twitter.com/MThgHQ7I99
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 2, 2017
The media malpractice from Ross was so egregious that Jon Stewart called him out for it along with the network:
— Jessica Chasmar (@JessicaChasmar) July 24, 2012
It’s a pattern of shamelessness that leaves ABC News with little credibility.
It was deliberate.
— Ticook (@TigCook) December 2, 2017
He may as well change his last name to Williams…same reporting principles…
— Tinman ? (@Tinman1295) December 2, 2017