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  • ABC's Stephanopoulos under pressure with Lauer, Rose gone (George aided Hillary's Bimbo Team)

    01/07/2018 9:52:27 AM PST · by Liz · 48 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/5/18 | BRIAN FLOOD, FOX NEwS
    The onetime top aide to the Clintons earns some $15 million dollars annually........but the icy anchor’s cachet has diminished significantly with Hillary’s loss and his cadre of Democratic friends on the outs in Trump's Washington. “He doesn’t bring much to the table anymore,” said an ABC insider. It’s not clear why he’s sitting there." ABC is under fire for paying Clinton activist singer Katy Perry $25 million to be a judge on just one season of a revamped “American Idol.” Stephanopoulos was initially valuable; with unprecedented access to the Clintons and to the Obama WH....he'd phone Rahm Emanuel -- a...
  • ABC demotes Brian Ross after bungled report on Trump, Russia

    01/05/2018 10:07:16 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 5, 2018 | Brian Flood
    ABC News has demoted its embattled chief investigative correspondent, Brian Ross, after he botched an “exclusive” report on Donald Trump and Russia. News President James Goldston announced to staffers on Friday that Ross would be reassigned to ABC News’ outside production house, Lincoln Square Productions. Ross, who had been scheduled to return from a four-week, unpaid suspension on Thursday, will not be resuming his former, longtime role. He is believed to be retaining his title of “chief investigative correspondent” though he is not expected to be seen on ABC with live reports, so it’s unclear how he will perform those...
  • Where's Brian Ross? The Reporter Who Botched The Flynn-Russia Story That Tanked The Markets

    01/04/2018 3:59:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    So, where’s veteran ABC News reporter Brian Ross? The embattled reporter who went off half-cocked in December over a Trump-Russia story has not returned to work. Earlier last month, Ross reported that Michael Flynn, who later became Donald Trumps’ short-lived national security adviser, was instructed to make contact with the Russians during the 2016 campaign. It was actually after Trump won the election and was part of your typical laying of a diplomatic groundwork game that’s part of every transition for an incoming administration. The news tanked the markets by 350 points on December 1 as a result. It was...
  • Elizabeth Vargas Leaving ABC News

    12/22/2017 12:48:22 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 41 replies
    Ad Week ^ | December 22, 2017 | Chris Ariens
    Elizabeth Vargas is leaving ABC News. Vargas, who has spent the last 21 years at ABC, will depart in the spring, at the conclusion of the 40th season of 20/20. Vargas has co-hosted the prime time newsmagazine for the last 14 years.
  • Here Are The Three Trump-Russia Stories The Media Totally Botched In The Last Week

    12/10/2017 3:38:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    On Friday, CNN peddled an incorrect report about Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Wikileaks. They allege that the then-presidential candidate, his son, and other folks within their inner circle received an email that contained a decryption key to a trove of documents from Wikileaks. The problem was this email was already made public—and the date was wrong. Here’s the correction: Correction: This story has been corrected to say the date of the email was September 14, 2016, not September 4, 2016. The story also changed the headline and removed a tweet from Donald Trump Jr., who posted a...
  • ABC reporter who had major error in Trump report will no longer cover stories on president: Report

    12/05/2017 11:26:28 AM PST · by ColdOne · 44 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/5/17 | Caitlin Yilek
    CNN reported Monday that Ross, who has been suspended without pay for four weeks, will no longer be allowed to cover stories related to the president. ABC News president James Goldston told staffers, in audio of a call obtained by CNN, that the network’s and Ross’ credibility have been damaged over the mistake. "I don't think ever in my career have I felt more rage and disappointment and frustration that I felt through this weekend and through the last half of Friday," Goldston said.
  • ABC News President Torches Staff Over Botched Flynn-Russia Story, (tr)

    12/04/2017 9:08:38 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 04, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    ABC News’ Brian Ross stepped on a rake with that botched Flynn-Russia story—and there are whisperings that his future might not be bright at the network. It all began when Ross reported that Donald Trump had ordered Michael Flynn, the ex-national security adviser, to make contact with the Russians during the 2016 election. Well, as it turns out, the timeline was off. It was after Trump had won the election, so President-elect Trump ordered Flynn to make contact with the Russians per the usual actions of any transition team laying the groundwork for an incoming administration. After several hours, ABC...
  • ABC News Is Reeling From Brian Ross’s Botched Report

    12/04/2017 5:24:51 PM PST · by catnipman · 79 replies
    “Everyone is just in shock and very upset,” said one ABC News staffer after Ross got a major piece of news wrong about the FBI investigation.
  • Brian Ross Crapped the Bed Again

    12/04/2017 4:24:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 4, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here we are, folks, and a loaded Monday. And I just want to tell you right out of the box, it’s not possible to do everything I’ve got here in the first segment. It’s not possible to do everything I do in the first half hour, everything I have here. So if you don’t hear what you think is a top drawer story in the first half hour, don’t panic, don’t fret, we’re gonna get to all of it. It’s just not possible. I couldn’t even set the table with everything coming up here in the first segment. We...
  • ABC News president excoriates staff over Brian Ross' Michael Flynn error

    12/04/2017 3:43:58 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 93 replies
    CNN Media ^ | December 4,2017 | Oliver Darcy and Brian Stelter
    ABC News president James Goldston excoriated staff Monday over Brian Ross' major error on a report about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and announced that Ross, the network's chief investigative reporter, will no longer cover stories related to President Trump. Goldston also told staffers that the network was conducting a "full review" of the error and its aftermath. Ross had initially reported Friday morning that Flynn was prepared to testify that Donald Trump as a candidate had instructed him to reach out to the Russians. Ross said more than seven hours later on "World News Tonight" that his information...
  • Joy Behar: Yeah, I Totally Jumped The Gun Spreading That Shoddy ABC Report About Russian Collusion

    12/04/2017 3:37:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    So, The View finally addressed their embarrassing celebratory reaction to news that Donald Trump instructed ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to contact the Russians. It was under the impression that this occurred when Donald Trump was a candidate during the 2016 election. Cue the champagne popping on the Left. Here’s the smoking gun, right? Nope. ABC News’ Brian Ross, who reported on this story, botched it. It was President-elect Trump instructing Mr. Flynn to establish your usual connections with foreign governments from a new incoming administration. If Mr. Ross’ name doesn’t sound familiar, he was the guy who reported that...
  • Kellyanne Conway: If ABC's Brian Ross worked for me, he'd be fired

    12/04/2017 10:24:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Dec 4, 2017, 12:41 PM | by Anna Giaritelli
    White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday said she would have fired ABC's Brian Ross if he made the kind of error he made last week, when he said former national security adviser Michael Flynn made contact with the Russians when Donald Trump was still just a candidate for president. After Ross's story tanked the stock market, ABC first issued a clarification and then a full correction to the story, and suspended him for four weeks without pay. "If Brian Ross worked for me, and I was a private employer for many years, it would not be four weeks of...
  • After erroneous Flynn report, ABC News suspends Brian Ross

    12/03/2017 4:29:41 AM PST · by Hadean · 63 replies
    Philly.com ^ | Dec. 2, 2017 | JOCELYN NOVECK
    NEW YORK (AP) - ABC News on Saturday suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay for his erroneous report on Michael Flynn, which it called a "serious error." Ross, citing an unnamed confidant of Flynn, the former national security adviser, had reported Friday that then-candidate Donald Trump had directed Flynn to make contact with the Russians. That would have been an explosive development in the ongoing investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to interfere in the election. But hours later, Ross clarified his report on the evening news, saying that his source now said...
  • Trump suggests investors sue ABC reporter whose erroneous report sent stocks down

    12/03/2017 12:28:01 PM PST · by x1stcav · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/3/17 | Kyle Feldscher
    President Trump suggested investors who lost money when the stock market fell following ABC's erroneous report alleging Trump told Mike Flynn to make contact with the Russians as a candidate sue the reporter who made the error. "People who lost money when the Stock Market went down 350 points based on the False and Dishonest reporting of Brian Ross of @ABC News (he has been suspended), should consider hiring a lawyer and suing ABC for the damages this bad reporting has caused - many millions of dollars!" Trump tweeted Sunday.
  • ABC News Suspends Brian Ross for 4 Weeks Without Pay: ‘Effective Immediately’

    12/02/2017 2:58:15 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 283 replies
    ABC News has announced that Brian Ross would be suspended for four weeks without pay “effective immediately.” “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,” the network said in a statement on Saturday. “Effective immediately, Brian Ross will be suspended for four weeks without pay.” Ross came under considerable fire on Friday after he erroneously reported on live television that then-candidate Donald Trump had instructed Michael Flynn to make contact with the Russians.
  • ABC's Fake News Tanked the Market Yesterday

    12/02/2017 1:40:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    Yesterday, Guy updated his story to reflect ABC's costly mistake reported by Brian Ross. Ross falsely reported that "candidate" Donald Trump instructed Gen. Michael Flynn to contact the Russians. In reality, it was "president-elect" Donald Trump. That is a huge difference. Guy summed up the basic problems such false reporting creates below: "With faith in the press in crisis, these bad errors don't help close the credibility gap, particularly among people who already believe the media is out to get Trump.  It took ABC far too long to fix this mistake, especially since other news organizations were reporting accurately on...
  • The death of Peter Jennings and the state of the American media (Media flashback)

    11/30/2017 9:46:37 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 10 replies
    WSWS ^ | August 11, 2005 | David Walsh
    From an objective standpoint, that ABC television devoted virtually all of its “World News Tonight” August 8 to the death by lung cancer of its former anchorman Peter Jennings was rather astonishing. The war in Iraq continues, starvation stalks Niger, the price of oil is soaring, the Japanese government has collapsed—and ABC felt that it should give over its nightly review of international affairs to a man who, when all is said and done, was best known for reading the news. Rival news programs, on NBC and CBS, also dedicated an inordinate amount of time to Jennings’ passing. One can...
  • ABC’s Raddatz Disgusted by Skeptics of Allegations Against Roy Moore

    11/12/2017 11:19:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 111 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | November 12, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Last week, The Washington Post reported that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore allegedly pursued relationships with teenagers when he was in his 30s and that he allegedly molested a 14-year-old girl. It was the latest in the avalanche of recent sexual misconduct allegations sweeping the nation. And while many believed the claims, other took them with a grain of salt citing the timing as suspicious. On Sunday’s Good Morning America, ABC’s Martha Raddatz used her analysis to express her frustration and contempt for such people. “I don't really know what those voters are waiting for,” she huffed. ABC’s Chief Global...
  • Five women accuse veteran journalist Mark Halperin of sexual harassment: Report

    10/26/2017 1:40:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/26/17 | Mandy Mayfield
    In the course of his time at ABC News, journalist and co-author of Game Change, Mark Halperin, sexually harassed multiple women, according to report released Wednesday night which cites five women who claim to have endured the harassment."During this period, I did pursue relationships with women that I worked with, including some junior to me," Halperin said in a statement obtained by CNN. "I now understand from these accounts that my behavior was inappropriate and caused others pain. For that, I am deeply sorry and I apologize. Under the circumstances, I'm going to take a step back from my day-to-day...
  • Five Women Accuse Journalist And 'Game Change' Co-Author Mark Halperin Of Sexual Harassment

    10/25/2017 11:10:44 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 26 October 2017 | Oliver Darcy
    Widely considered to be one of the preeminent political journalists, Halperin, 52, has, among other career highlights, been political director at ABC News; co-authored the bestselling book "Game Change," which was made into an HBO movie starring Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin...He currently serves as an analyst for NBC News, making frequent appearances on MSNBC's "Morning Joe..."