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Old 07-02-2018, 01:58pm   #1
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ABC News’ Brian Ross — who was suspended last year as chief investigative correspondent for a faulty report on Michael Flynn — is leaving the network

https://pagesix.com/2018/07/02/brian...-flynn-report/

ABC suspended Ross last December for a month without pay for a botched report on ousted White House national security adviser Flynn that reported President Trump directed Flynn to make contact with Russian officials. The mistake even sent stocks tumbling, and ABC issued an apology saying: “We deeply regret and apologize for the serious error.”

We hear that Ross on Monday announced he’s leaving the network. His longtime executive producer Rhonda Schwartz is also exiting. “The time has come to say good-bye,” said the duo in a letter to staff with an announcement by ABC News president James Goldston.

“After a great run of 24 years, we have decided to pack up and move on from ABC News, an organization that has meant so much to us. We leave with enormous gratitude for all those who supported us and helped build the industry’s most robust and honored investigative unit.” They added: “While we are signing off from ABC News, we are hardly leaving investigative journalism. There is much more to do.”

When Ross returned from his suspension, he kept the same title, but moved to another unit of ABC, Lincoln Square Productions, with offices blocks from the news division, to work on “long-term projects,” plus “20/20” and “Nightline.”


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Old 07-02-2018, 01:59pm   #2
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So where's his next lying assignment?
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he told lies for money. no loss.
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So where's his next lying assignment?
The DNC.
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The DNC.
Wait, isn't that like redundant or somethin'....
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If news orgs are firing reporters that are politically biased... then there should be 1000's of them that had gotten the axe.
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Wait, isn't that like redundant or somethin'....
Are you kidding? From the perspective of the DNC, his credentials are impeccable.
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He will join Dan Rather in thier own world of hate and desperation.
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He will join Dan Rather in thier own world of hate and desperation.
you watch, someone will organize some dinner in his honor and give him some made up award for life time achievement.
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This. That self-righteous prick isn't retiring.
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Just wait till Elon Musk’s new website is up and running. Then a lot of reporters will get outed for their involvements and lying.
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Just wait till Elon Musk’s new website is up and running. Then a lot of reporters will get outed for their involvements and lying.
When is that scheduled to go active?
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When is that scheduled to go active?
I think that was a vaporware tongue-n-cheek comment. I could be wrong.
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He will join Dan Rather in thier own world of hate and desperation.
Or Brian Williams making up stories
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He and his producer didn't get fired, well not entirely, for the Flynn thing. Read what Sundance has to say about it. Ross was almost assuredly "Reporter No. 4" in the federal indictment of Senate former senior senate intelligence committee staffer James Wolfe. In other words, he was complicit with disseminating leaked classified intelligence.
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He and his producer didn't get fired, well not entirely, for the Flynn thing.
sure he got fired.

There are many ways to get rid of an employee... one method is to reduce their level of operations to a janitor type... knowing he will leave.


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In October 2001, Ross twice linked Iraq to the anthrax attacks in the United States. These reports, based on anonymous "high level" sources, were denied by the administration. In November 2001, Ross updated the story, acknowledging that original reports of bentonite in the anthrax samples were incorrect.

On January 14, 2004, a report by Ross, Chris Vlasto, and Rhonda Schwartz on the eve of the Iowa caucus linked presidential candidate Howard Dean to a trooper who worked for him when he was Vermont’s governor and who had “‘engaged in acts of domestic violence’”. ABC News was criticized in the Columbia Journalism Review for the report, because the report presented no evidence to show that Dean was aware of the abuse when he wrote a character reference for the employee in a custody dispute, and because there was evidence to suggest that Dean was unaware of the abuse at that time.

In 2006, Ross went on air with a "big scoop" about an al-Qaeda terrorist with links to Bin Laden. The Pakistani government said the story was "fictitious." ABC ended up retracting the story.

During coverage of the 2012 Aurora shooting, Ross suggested on the air a connection between a member of a Colorado Tea Party group and the shooting, based on the gunman's name, without any confirmed evidence. Describing Ross as one of the most controversial reporters in television journalism, Dylan Byers reported that Ross had come "under attack again" for his reporting. Ross and ABC News President Ben Sherwood apologized for the comment.

On December 2, 2017, Ross was given a four-week suspension without pay after erroneously stating during a special report that Michael Flynn was preparing to testify that Donald Trump had directed him to make contact with Russian officials during his presidential campaign. Ross issued a clarification on World News Tonight later in the day, explaining that Flynn had not been told to make contact with Russian officials until after the election, and that Trump had only asked Flynn and other advisors to "find ways to repair relations with Russia and other world hot spots" during his campaign. The incorrect report was criticized by conservative commentators, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 350 points after the report.
"Brian Ross" and "news" should never be used in the same sentence
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sure he got fired.
I know he got fired, but the reason wasn't just that he reported a fake news story about Flynn. That was just the sting. It was that he had been reporting classified information leaks provided to him by Wolfe and no doubt others. It's also why he may be in a lot more trouble than just losing his job.
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I know he got fired, but the reason wasn't just that he reported a fake news story about Flynn. That was just the sting. It was that he had been reporting classified information leaks provided to him by Wolfe and no doubt others. It's also why he may be in a lot more trouble than just losing his job.
It would be nice, but with all the Trump haters in certain positions It probably will not happen!
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Up until all this, I though Ross was a level headed guy. Oh well,
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