You know the interesting thing about lying? You can often get caught in your own web of lies.
Sure, often times the fake news media will get away (at least publicly) with lying to people, but occasionally, they are so clearly caught in a lie that even other fake news sources have to take some notice.
ABC News’ Brian Ross was suspended for 4 weeks without pay after he “was forced to correct a bombshell on-air report about Michael Flynn”, according to CNN.
In a statement apologizing for Ross’s mistake, ABC said: “We deeply regret and apologize for the serious error we made yesterday. The reporting conveyed by Brian Ross during the special report had not been fully vetted through our editorial standard process. As a result of our continued reporting over the next several hours ultimately we determined the information was wrong and we corrected the mistake on air and online.”, adding: “It is vital we get the story right and retain the trust we have built with our audience – these are our core principles. We fell far short of that yesterday.”
Yeah, when they say that “it’s vital we get the story right”, they really mean “it’s vital we TELL the story right.”
Just so you know, Brian Ross, on Friday, cited a single anonymous source about the Flynn investigation, saying: “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.’”
That, understandably, made Leftists everywhere soil themselves with excitement. Unfortunately, and very hilariously, Ross was lying and had to correct his story. Trump didn’t order Flynn to do anything as a candidate. The Trump transition team, however, did order him to speak with foreign leaders. An order that is not illegal. It’s not even unconventional for an incoming administration to do that.
But because of the way Ross reported it, Leftists cheered and called for Trump to be impeached and locked up, and the Dow Jones dropped over 350 points on Friday, before recovering a decent deal.
So Ross’s story was so groundbreaking that it made the Dow Jones dropped like a bag of bricks, costing a lot of people a decent deal of money. You see, liberals, your dumb actions have consequences.
But of course, the fake news media being the fake news media, ABC News “initially attempted to downplay the mistake, referring to its correction as a ‘clarification’ on ‘World News Tonight’ and then online. After a barrage of criticism, the network changed the language online from ‘clarification’ to ‘correction’”.
So even after getting caught in their own fake news, they still tried to pretend it was no big deal.
Saying Trump, as a candidate, ordered Flynn to contact the Russians is MASSIVELY DIFFERENT from saying Trump, as president-elect, ordered Flynn to contact the Russians.
One story gets closer to finding Russian collusion and the other is a story about what usually happens during a transition between one administration and another.
One is massive breaking news and the other is simply standard procedure.
Of course, on Friday, the Left thought they were one massive step closer to impeaching Trump and convicting him. One such example comes from The View’s Joy Behar, who read aloud the false report from Ross and was celebrating the fake news along with her colleagues on that terrible show and the ignorant audience who clearly had nothing better to do that day.
Behar, visibly getting excited as she read the report, clapped and cheered at the news. Her colleague, Ana Navarro said: “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and it’s beginning to look a lot like collusion.” With Meghan McCain, daughter of John McCain, saying that the crowd reacted as though they were in Oprah, saying it was like “you get a car, and you get a car, and you get a car”, with Behar chiming in saying: “No, it’s ‘you go to jail, you go to jail, you go to jail.’”
So you can imagine the grin on my face when I saw the video of Behar apologizing to the audience for delivering the fake news herself.
Regardless, she explains to the audience that Brian Ross was wrong when he gave his report, believing it to have simply been a mistake and not intentional fake news. And you can see the disappointment on each of The View’s hostesses on seeing that their latest pathetic effort to unseat Trump has failed.
They say over and over again (with the slight exception of Meghan McCain) that this wasn’t fake news, just “wrong news” if you will. That they don’t believe Ross intended to mislead people into thinking they’ve found evidence of Russian collusion or that Trump, as a candidate, sought to collude with the Russians.
I, for one, believe he intended to mislead people. They’ve become so entrenched in their fake news stories about Russian collusion that they now believe it to be true. And Brian Ross, having also lied about the Aurora theater shooter’s affiliation with the Tea Party, clearly is eager to bust Trump for anything even remotely shady. And if he can’t find anything shady, he makes things look shady.
Like I said, there’s nothing illegal or unorthodox about an incoming administration looking to make contact with foreign leaders. That’s not shady. What would be shady is what Ross reported. A candidate making such contact with foreign leaders and governments is illegal and very shady. Which is why I’d be happy to point the Left in the direction of a little woman named Hillary Rodham Clinton.
If they’re looking for a story about a candidate colluding with foreign governments, they need not look any further than Clinton. With the Russian dossier, there’s clearly more Clinton-Russia collusion than Trump-Russia collusion. With the Uranium One deal, there’s clearly more Clinton-Russia collusion than Trump-Russia collusion.
And yet, they choose to ignore or flat out deny the truth. They are the ones who are corrupt, shady and criminals. They are the ones who constantly lie to the American people.
Take the Tax Reform bill that (thankfully) passed Senate last Friday as an example. The Left keeps saying that the bill will cost low and middle-income families a lot of money. That the bill is a scam. That it will take from the poor and regular people and give money to the rich. That’s a lie that they always tell about any Republican tax plan.
The Washington Post wrote about the tax plan, and they too say it will hurt low and middle-income families: “The JCT (Joint Committee on Taxation) found that the GOP bill would add nearly $1.5 trillion to the debt over the next decade and that, on average, families earning between $20,000 and $40,000 a year and between $200,000 to $500,000 would pay more in individual income taxes in 2023 and beyond. JCT does not explain why these families see an increase, but it is likely that it’s in part because some tax credits aimed at helping the middle class expire in 2023.”
In other words, the GOP tax plan only hurts families WHEN THE TAX CREDITS EXPIRE! JCT doesn’t need to explain why these families see an increase because IT’S PAINFULLY OBVIOUS WHY THEY WOULD SEE AN INCREASE! THEY WILL PAY MORE WHEN THE TAX CREDITS EXPIRE IN 2023!
But this is the kind of thing I’m talking about. Occasionally, the fake news media gets caught in their web of lies and is publicly mocked and called out for their lies. But there’s lies wherever you look in the media.
Trump, as a candidate, didn’t order Flynn to contact the Russians. Trump, as president-elect, did (indirectly, through his transition team, but you know what I mean).
The GOP tax plan will only hurt families when tax credits expire. There’s nothing in it that will hurt them once it passes and there’s nothing in it that indicates the rich will take money from the poor. The tax credits will expire with or without this bill.
But at least someone in the fake news media world is being punished (though given a rather small punishment) for blatantly lying to the public.
“The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked make themselves a stench and bring shame on themselves.”
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