Don’t ever let anyone tell you that MSNBC stars aren’t committed to the truth. After getting royally busted for running with a highly inflammatory and thoroughly unvetted story about Donald Trump’s loans being c-signed by “Russian oligarchs,” Lawrence O’Donnell didn’t waste any time taking responsibility for his irresponsibility.
“I should not have said it on air or posted to twitter”
*Leaves Tweet up* pic.twitter.com/FsfvXtI1rZ
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) August 29, 2019
And this evening, not quite two days after lighting the first match, Speedy O’Donnell has officially deleted the tweet that got this all started:
Retraction: Earlier this week I tweeted unverified information from a single source. The tweet, seen below, has been deleted. pic.twitter.com/GOAR0xHyMO
— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) August 29, 2019
So stunning and brave. It’s not any man who’d sacrifice all those likes and retweets.
That took you long enough. @MSNBC
— Christie (@RepRepublic) August 29, 2019
Why did you leave it up for over day and half?
— jonny hopkins (@mnrube17) August 29, 2019
He probably just had to psych himself up for such an act of stunning bravery.
“I received legal documents referring to my purposeful dishonesty to MSNBC viewers, so I’m deleting.” https://t.co/F1wuzoWn3q
— Kaitlin (@thefactualprep) August 29, 2019
Finally. It was still being retweeted last night. Only took you moments to say, but days to unsay. Clown.
— Clearly Cleary (@cleary_clearly) August 29, 2019
Oh well. At least he screenshotted his original tweet, so it’s still out there just in case anybody missed it.
This could be easily interpreted by a judge as *re-publishing* the defamatory claim, so you’d best delete this one as well https://t.co/saCqPK3GyB
— Undercover Huber (@JohnWHuber) August 29, 2019