Joy Behar addresses Brian Ross' botched Flynn report

Meghan McCain was the aforementioned exception who did not revel in the news, and as such, she got to feed her co-hosts some well earned crow on Monday morning.

In Ross' initial report, he said that Flynn was ready to testify that Trump ordered him to contact the Russians when he was still running for the presidency.

McCain used the term "fake news" six times in under two minutes, before Behar corrected her that "fake news" is a specific term that refers to the intentional spreading of knowingly false information in order to influence things like elections, the best example of which being false reports spread around on Facebook in the run-up to the 2016 election.

ABC News president James Goldston blasted the outlet's staff Monday over a report about former national security adviser Michael Flynn that contained major errors and eventually caused the stock market to tank.

She read from ABC News exclusive "report" from Brian Ross that stated: "Michael Flynn promised full cooperation to the Muller team and is prepared to testify that, as a candidate, Donald Trump directed him to make contact with the Russians".


"Effective immediately, Brian Ross will be suspended for four weeks without pay", it said.

"So on Friday's show, apparently I was guilty of premature evaluation", she said.

"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. "That how we have to be right and not first". Also, and Stephen Miller of Fox News noted this, for all the talk about Trump's Twitter use and how it could usher Armageddon, Ross' report actually inflicted economic damage, so-we might want to revisit that talking point as well.

Goldston expressed additional frustration at the fact that it took more than seven hours for ABC News to clarify the story on ABC's "World News Tonight".

ABC said that the Flynn confidant cited in its initial report "later clarified that during the campaign, Trump assigned Flynn and a small circle of other senior advisers to find ways to fix relations with Russian Federation and other hot spots". "I hear they have a pill for that now". "The reporting conveyed by Brian Ross during the special report had not been fully vetted through our editorial standards process".


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