ABC News announced Dec. 2 that it suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay after he was forced to correct a bombshell on-air report about Michael Flynn LTG. USA (Ret).
Our friends in the media were euphoric December first and second, as a journalist from ABC reported the link between the Russians and President Trump was uncovered. The media found the “smoking gun” and their jihad aginst President Trump was bearing fruit. Their problem was the smoking gun was a water pistol.
The stock market took a 300-point tumble, people lost millions from their retirement accounts, but who cares — President Trump is going down, time to break out the good drugs and have a party. The View was cheering, and the media was wall to wall on this story for a few hours.
It is no secret that the majority of the media class hate, yes hate, President Trump and he gives as good as he gets, infuriating the main stream media. Lies and half-truths are the norm as the fourth estate fails to self-regulate. Mr. Ross’ unvetted, unregulated report was an embarrassment; however, the report being based on information received from a “confidant,” whatever that means, could not be verified. Please keep in mind that this was a hard news story, not in an opinion column.
Mr. Ross further exacerbated his plight, when faced with the truth, he issued a clarification and not a correction. Apparently in the media there is a big difference between the two. Mr. Ross’ inaccurate report was, according to the ABC News Division, on him and not his staff, as they advised against the re
After Mr. Ross finishes his 30-day vacation he will be forbidden from covering stories concerning the President directly. ABC has passively acknowledged the existence of the dreaded “Trump Derangement Syndrome” (TDS) and its effect on many in the media, blinding them to the facts.
We can only wonder what stories demeaning President Trump are indeed untrue, reported by those suffering from the disorder? Liberal blogger Christopher Blair, who told PolitiFact he writes fake news to “mess with conservatives” gets the honest liberal media award for admitting it.
CNN made an international scandal out of President Trump feeding Koi in a pond at the Akasaka Place in Japan. President Trump did dump an entire box of food into the pond, but only after the host for the event dumped his box of fish food. Allegedly improperly feeding fish is only an international scandal in the minds of TDS afflicted.
On Feb. 17 the Associated Press reported that President Trump federalized 100,000 National Guard troops to round up illegals. The list goes on, but this is not a point/counter point column, it is designed to highlight some in the constitutionally protected media gone rogue.
I am sure some folks will cite President Trump’s fake news to justify the media’s fake news, they have that right. However, justifying bad behavior by citing others’ bad behavior is like the child telling their mother that John/Jane did it first. It is like the criminal blaming the victim. The “professionals” in the media trumpet their systems for getting a story right, not fast, and they were good at it until President Trump was elected over their objections.
The media is a lover scorned; the people in most of the states did not vote as instructed by the press and they are outraged. The king maker is no more, the absolute power of the media is being challenged by the “new media.”
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Smaller media that is more local and responsive is the future, and it outrages the traditional large corporate media class, a class of rich corporate types loved by most on the left.