ABC News has suspended Brian Ross for four weeks without pay for his incorrect report about Michael Flynn. The report sent the stock market diving when it was released so Ross actually cost people money by being wrong.
FOX News has the story:
ABC News suspends Brian Ross over ‘serious error’ in Trump-Flynn report
ABC News announced Saturday that Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross would be suspended for four weeks without pay over a botched “exclusive” about former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
During a live “special report” Friday morning, Ross reported that Flynn would testify that Donald Trump had ordered him to make contact with Russians about foreign policy while he was still a candidate. The report raised the specter of Trump’s impeachment and sent the stock market plummeting.
Later in the day, ABC issued a “clarification” to Ross’s report, saying that Trump’s alleged directive came after he’d been elected president. Ross himself appeared on “World News Tonight,” several hours after the initial report, to clarify his error.
Maybe if the media wasn’t in such a constant rush to “get” Trump, these things wouldn’t happen. Their ideology keeps tripping them up and they show no signs of correcting this problem.
That’s why people don’t trust them.