Apparently, Fake News isn’t something that is limited to the cable news folks at MSNBC and CNN. It apparently goes beyond the uber-left at NBC News as well. ABC News, no bastion of fair and balanced reporting itself, has been struck, and one of it’s own is paying the price…a rather heavy price.
Investigative Reporter Brian Ross has been suspended for four weeks without pay for basically making up a story about Michael Flynn and Donald Trump. In his original piece, the left-loving Ross (he’s been guilty of making up stories before), said that “candidate Donald Trump told Michael Flynn to contact the Russians”, and attributed it to “an anonymous source”. Oops. Fake News! Apparently, there was no anonymous source. And apparently, Ross had to go on air to “correct” his mistake and admit his guilty prior to his suspension. The “candidate Donald Trump telling Michael Flynn to contact the Russians”, isn’t true.
This isn’t the first time that Ross has been caught making up stories. A few years ago, he made up a story that the Aurora, Colorado shooter was a member of the Tea Party. That was just five years ago, and of course, as we all know now, turned out to be again, a liberal lie.
This is what gets me about the left and their policies. They have no problem lying about stuff when it puts them in a political good light. But they want to cream the other side when THEY lie about something…anything…that goes on. Chuck Schumer, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi have been some of the biggest liars in our nation’s history (ok… we have to add Hillary Clinton and hubby Bill to that list as well…they’re pathological liars from the start!). Reid made up so much crap on the floor of the Senate, it’s wonder he wasn’t slapped in irons at that point and dragged off the floor.
I’m not a believer in lies. People that do it have a pathological problem, and they aren’t to be trusted. Not in that particular situation, and not in life. I’ve seen it way too often where someone gets caught in a lie, tries to back out of it or fight it, and gets themselves in deeper. All it tells me is you can’t trust a person that lies, and frankly I don’t. You lie once, you’re done with me. You lie more than once, you are now pathological and I’ll never believe anything you say again.
I do give minimal kudos to ABC News. They at least suspended Ross for his second offense. They need to take it one step further and fire his ass. He’s a liability for them, and doesn’t deserve to be on television. He should be banned from ever covering anything as a reporter again. He’s in the same boat as Brian Williams. If you can’t trust your network newscasters to bring you the news that is unbiased, fair, and objective, you don’t have a network newscaster, you’ve got an editorial writer, and frankly there are WAY too many of those (and not good ones) out there.
Brian Ross has as much right to say what he wants as anyone else in this country. If he’s a dyed in the wool liberal, that’s fine. But at least don’t try to hide behind objectivity. You’re guilty of lying, and you need to go. ABC News needs to fire him today…not suspend him for four weeks. We’ve got way too many people in this position, and they just get a slap on the wrist.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!