ABC was caught again spreading fake news, by editing out a funny but humiliating gaffe by Democrat Senate leader, Chuck Schumer from the Senate floor, Friday, for their opening on Sunday’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Here’s the short opening that ABC manipulated, noticed by radio host and Daily Caller editor Vince Coglianese:
But instead of “insurrection,” this is what Schumer really said (also caught by Daily Caller, last Friday):
SCHUMER: "Senators will have to decide if Donald John Trump incited the erection." pic.twitter.com/zL4UDs9UbK— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 22, 2021
Media columnist for The Hill, Joe Concha, noted ABC could’ve used any quote for that intro, but deliberately manipulated Schumer’s so they could use it:
Could have chosen 100 different quotes for that open. ABC goes with an infamous one they end altering instead... https://t.co/2gClXLCWxV— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) January 24, 2021
ABC has been caught manipulating quotes and editing video many times before, most recently in October of 2019. They admitted off-air, but refused to offer an on-air correction for multiple news segments using a video supposedly showing Turkey’s military bombing Kurdish civilians in a Syrian border town. Thanks to some eagle-eyed viewers, ABC admitted on Twitter it was actually from a Kentucky gun range.