The Eight Worst ‘Fake News’ Stories of the Trump Years

May 5th, 2020 9:00 AM
Journalists bristle when President Trump criticizes them as “fake news,” and they complain that such criticism erodes the public’s faith in the news media as an independent watchdog on the powerful. But Trump’s critiques wouldn’t have nearly as much impact if news organizations refrained from behaving as sloppy partisans, carelessly jumping on one false story after…
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Hannity: Buzzfeed Article One of Many Examples of Inaccurate Reporting

January 19th, 2019 4:07 PM
During Friday's edition of Hannity, host Sean Hannity played clips of media figures falling hook, line, and sinker for a Buzzfeed report alleging that President Trump asked his attorney Michael Cohen to lie under oath; which later turned out to be faulty. Hannity also highlighted the story as one of many examples of reporting on the Trump-Russia probe that later had to be backpedaled, at…
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Flashback: Six Brian Ross ‘Scoops’ That Blew Up On ABC News

July 3rd, 2018 11:41 AM
Longtime ABC News investigative reporter Brian Ross is leaving the network seven months after he notoriously tanked the stock market with a false on-air report that former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn would testify against the President. But that wasn’t the first, or second, or even third time that Ross’s investigative scoops have blown up on ABC News. Let’s review:

Sayonara!! Scandal-Ridden Brian Ross Leaves ABC News

July 2nd, 2018 4:03 PM
In a message posted Monday afternoon on Tumblr by ABC News PR, Brian Ross and his producer Rhonda Schwartz have decided to leave ABC “after more than two decades” at the network, leaving multiple scandals in their wake. The news was unsurprising given the chief investigative correspondent’s long history of not only having a liberal bias, but a recent scandal in which he…
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President Trump Unveils Winners of 2017 Fake News Awards

January 17th, 2018 11:15 PM
When President Trump announced them in early January, many in the liberal media thought that the Fake News Awards were a bluff and he wouldn’t go through with them. But after having previously been postponed, Trump unveiled the “winners” Wednesday night. Out of the top 10 instances of fake news, CNN was sloppy enough to win four awards with the top spot going to The New York…

Eight Times the Liberal Media Screwed Up on Trump-Russia in 2017

January 5th, 2018 9:30 AM
On Tuesday, President Trump tweeted he would be “announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR” on Monday “in various categories from the Fake News Media." There’s bias, but then there’s sheer incompetence. The biggest media obsession last year was the search for evidence of Trump’s supposed collusion with Russia, in the process…

Bozell & Graham Column: Brian Ross Should Be Fired

December 5th, 2017 10:51 PM
When you’re the source for “breaking news” but it turns out to be “faking news,” you’re in trouble. ABC “senior investigative correspondent” Brian Ross greeted Gen. Michael Flynn’s plea deal with Robert Mueller by claiming Flynn is “prepared to testify that President Trump, as a candidate, Donald Trump, ordered him — directed…
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MRC's Gainor Asks After False Flynn Report, 'Can You Trust' ABC?

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December 5th, 2017 4:45 PM
ABC proved its network has a "fake news" problem, after false reports about a former Trump advisor led to a correspondent's suspension. The incident reflected on ABC as a whole because it took the network so long to acknowledge and correct the error, according to MRC Vice President of Business and Culture Dan Gainor. He said it should also leave people wondering “how can you…

Report: ABC News President Bars Brian Ross from Reporting on Trump

December 4th, 2017 10:28 PM
In a CNN scoop out Monday, Oliver Darcy and Brian Stelter reported that ABC News President James Goldston angrily tore into his staff on Monday during an editorial conference call, “and announced that [Brian] Ross, the network's chief investigative reporter, will no longer cover stories related to President Trump.” 
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All 3 Networks Ignore ABC’s Brian Ross Suspension Over False Report

December 4th, 2017 9:43 AM
Monday morning all three major broadcast networks, ABC, NBC and CBS failed to update their viewers with the news that ABC correspondent Brian Ross had been suspended over the weekend for his false “bombshell” report that led the media’s Russia reports Friday morning.
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About Time: ABC Suspends Ross Without Pay for False Flynn Scoop

December 2nd, 2017 7:16 PM
Early Saturday night, ABC suspended chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross for only four weeks without pay for the latest and most egregious error of the journalist’s career, falsely claiming on Friday that candidate Donald Trump had instructed Michael Flynn to make contact with Russian officials.
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Yikes! Ross Airs Embarrassing ‘Clarification’ on Bombshell Flynn Scoop

December 1st, 2017 7:54 PM
On Friday’s World News Tonight, ABC chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross issued an embarrassing correction to a bombshell scoop he offered hours earlier about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, revealing that Flynn was told by President-elect Trump and not candidate Trump to reach out to Russian officials.
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ABC Giddy: Flynn Is ‘Prepared to Testify’ Against Trump [UPDATED]

December 1st, 2017 12:26 PM
UPDATE, 8:08 p.m. Eastern: Turns out, ABC shouldn’t have gotten too excited about their massive report. Ross eventually had to recant part of this story under the pathetic guise of a “clarification” that Flynn was ordered by Trump as President-elect (and not a candidate) to speak with Russians.
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ABC, CBS Speculate Trump Was Blackmailed With Russian Prostitutes

November 9th, 2017 9:34 PM
In a recent closed-door testimony to the House Intelligence Committee which was leaked, former Donald Trump bodyguard Keith Schiller destroyed one of the more salacious parts of the Clinton/DNC-funded dossier, regarding Trump and Russian prostitutes. Despite Schiller shooting down the rumors, both ABC and CBS spent Thursday evening speculating about the debunked accusations as if there was…