Saturday, 2 December 2017

Fake news about allegations against Trump revealed

These scumbag who are not interested in distinguishing fact and fiction (so much so that CNN covered the fakery) are not interested in correcting their story – they prefer to blame their source.


Fabulous work by the Right Side Broadcasting Corporations. This is citizen journalism at it should be!

FAKE NEWS: ABC Makes Embarrassing Correction of Trump Allegation





Right Side Broadcasting Network

ABC News tonight was forced to make an embarrassing correction of a huge allegation it made earlier in the day that candidate President Trump told Michael Flynn to talk to the Russians. This bombshell accusation, made by reporter Brian Ross, sent the stock market into a tailspin. ABC didn't correct the story until hours later, after their original Tweet on it had over 25,000 retweets. We have LIVE BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE of ABC's embarrassing mistake



ABC's Brian Ross: Flynn Prepared To Testify Against Trump, Trump Family, White House Staff







JUST IN: @BrianRoss on @ABC News Special Report: Michael Flynn promised "full cooperation to the Mueller team" and is prepared to testify that as a candidate, Donald Trump "directed him to make contact with the Russians." https://t.co/aiagnvr8eS pic.twitter.com/r8u2LWAd0O

  • ABC News (@ABC) December 1, 2017
ABC's Brian Ross reports: Michael Flynn promised "full cooperation to the Mueller team" and is prepared to testify that as a candidate, Donald Trump "directed him to make contact with the Russians."

"He has promised full cooperation to the Mueller team," Ross reported. "He's prepared to testify, we are told by a confidante, against President Trump, against members of the Trump family, and others in the White House."


Ross said Flynn is also prepared to testify that, as a candidate, Trump "ordered him and directed him to make contact with the Russians which contradicts all that Donald Trump has said at this point."

"Clarified",not CORRECTED





ABC News corrects bombshell Flynn report



ABC News on Friday evening corrected an explosive special report that aired in the morning saying that Donald Trump, as a candidate for president, had asked Michael Flynn to make contact with Russians.


During "World News Tonight," ABC News investigative reporter Brian Ross said the source who had provided the initial information for his story later told him that it was as president-elect, not as a candidate, that Trump asked Flynn to contact the Russians.

The initial report, based on one anonymous source, prompted a dramatic reaction in the financial markets, and the Dow fell more than 350 points.
Stocks largely recovered later in the day.

The sharp slide in the stock market came within minutes of an ABC News report that Flynn is prepared to testify that Trump directed him to make contact with Russians.
CNN had reached out to ABC News in the early afternoon to ask why Ross' initial reporting was not included in the network's online story about Flynn pleading guilty to lying to the FBI.

Several hours later, a spokesperson for the network told CNN that Ross would be issuing a "clarification" on "World News Tonight," which airs at 6:30 p.m. ET.

"[A] clarification tonight on something one of Flynn's confidants told us and we reported earlier today," Ross said on the program. "He said the president had asked Flynn to contact Russia during the campaign. He's now clarifying that saying, according to Flynn, candidate Trump asked him during the campaign to find ways to repair relations with Russia and other world hot spots. And then after the election, the president-elect asked him to contact Russia on issues including working together to fight ISIS."

A tweet published by ABC News containing Ross' initial report had been retweeted more than 25,000 times and embedded in various news stories online before it was deleted. ABC posted a"clarification" on Twitter around 8 p.m.

An ABC spokesperson said the network learned its initial reporting was incorrect at about 6 p.m. The network spokesperson declined to say if any disciplinary action would occur.

ABC's decision to call its correction a "clarification" prompted immediate criticism.
"If we want to regain trust in the media, we need to admit our mistakes, especially when as consequential as this. Retract. Correct. Don't use weasel words to describe it," Jonathan Swan of Axios tweeted.

Greta Van Susteren blasted ABC for trying to "sugar coat" its mistake by characterizing it as a "clarification."

This is not the first high-profile mistake by Ross. In a 2012 piece for which he apologized, he suggested that the Aurora shooter may have had a connection to the Tea Party.

From ABC's the View

Going with the fakery!  This is journalism?!! It seems more like gloating at a celebration party. Except it was all false!


FLYNN PROMISES 'FULL COOPERATION': The co-hosts react to breaking news that Michael Flynn promised "full cooperation," prepared to testify that Donald Trump "directed him to make contact with the Russians" during campaign.


8:54 AM - 1 Dec 2017

ABC Makes "Epic Mistake", Retracts Bombshell Flynn Story


1 December, 2017

Having caused chaos in financial markets briefly, set the liberal media on fire with 'I told you so's, and sparked a renewed round of #ImpeachTrump demands, ABC News issued a 'clarification' to their bombshell Flynn report that not only negates the entire story but provides President Trump with another round of ammunition to fire against the 'fake news' media.


Critically, ABC News reports, correcting their earlier report, that Michael Flynn is prepared to testify that Donald Trump directed him to contact the Russians as president-elect, not as a candidate.

Here is the full 'clarification'







During a live Special Report, ABC News reported that a confidant of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said Flynn was prepared to testify that then-candidate Donald Trump instructed him to contact Russian officials during the campaign.
 
That source later clarified that during the campaign, Trump assigned Flynn and a small circle of other senior advisers to find ways to repair relations with Russia and other hot spots.
 
It was shortly after the election, that President-elect Trump directed Flynn to contact Russian officials on topics that included working jointly against ISIS.

So to clarify - just as President Trump had stated, there was no contact with Russians during his time as a candidate but in fact it was in transition as he attempted to mend broken bridges with another world super-power in his role as president-elect - this in no way a criminal act at all. In fact, reaching out to foreign governments during transitions is standard procedure.

CNN is embarrassed...

Axios apologizes for its use of the story...







(We regret highlighting a story that had one source making an astonishing allegation.)

And maybe Brian Ross, so-called journalist and ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent, who wrote the ABC article, will explain himself and his 'sources' for this nothingburger of a story.


One wonder what the consequences are, or should be, for such an obvious error.

The original tweet published by ABC News containing Ross' initial report had been retweeted more than 25,000 timesand embedded in various news stories online before it was delete.

But the clarification - issued at 7:53pmET - has just 2600 RTs...
CLARIFICATION of ABC News Special Report: Flynn prepared to testify that President-elect Donald Trump directed him to make contact with the Russians *during the transition* -- initially as a way to work together to fight ISIS in Syria, confidant now says. https://t.co/ewrkVZBTbc pic.twitter.com/GQAKwT1Eda
ABC News (@ABC) December 2, 2017

Is it any wonder trust in the mainstream media is at rock bottom?


We look forward to President Trump's tirade over this.


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