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(Vanity) Did ABC Commit SEC Violation or Crime Reporting Fake News Today?
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Posted on 12/01/2017 5:58:45 PM PST by TigerClaws

SEC brought charges against a trader for posting 'fake news' in tweets. The defendant posted 2 tweets which lowered the value of two stocks.

https://www.sec.gov/news/pressrelease/2015-254.html

Today, Brian Ross/ABC News falsely reported that President Trump personally directed Flynn to contact the Russians during the campaign.

8 hours later - and 300 points (Billions of dollars in stock value lost) drop in the stock market later - they issued a retraction.

SEC violation?

There a difference between intentional act and journalist incompetence?



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1 posted on 12/01/2017 5:58:45 PM PST by TigerClaws
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It deserves investigation. Subpoena Brian Ross’s phone records.


2 posted on 12/01/2017 6:02:50 PM PST by cmj328 (We live here.)
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To: TigerClaws

Depends on how culpability is defined in the statute. Generally the elements of culpability are: knowingly, intentionally, recklessly or negligently. I’d argue Ross was at least negligent.


3 posted on 12/01/2017 6:05:46 PM PST by SargeK
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To: TigerClaws

Ross is a puke.


4 posted on 12/01/2017 6:08:21 PM PST by Bullish (Whatever it takes to MAGA)
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To: TigerClaws

Brian Ross owes my 401k a couple grand because of his BS reporting today.


5 posted on 12/01/2017 6:08:39 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (MAGA!!!)
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To: TigerClaws

All cable and broadcast are corrupt.


6 posted on 12/01/2017 6:09:31 PM PST by Brimack34 (Palin2020 we really need to drain the swamp)
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To: TigerClaws

MSM LIES!


7 posted on 12/01/2017 6:10:42 PM PST by victim soul (victim soul)
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To: TigerClaws

Did anybody at ABC do some short selling?


8 posted on 12/01/2017 6:12:53 PM PST by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Ditto that.


9 posted on 12/01/2017 6:19:15 PM PST by magua
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To: Sasparilla

My question , too


10 posted on 12/01/2017 6:20:53 PM PST by BigEdLB (To Dimwitocrats: We won. You lost. Get used to it.)
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To: TigerClaws

This cat is a MULTIPLE offender! Book him!


11 posted on 12/01/2017 6:21:24 PM PST by Kahuna
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To: TigerClaws

Investigative reporter Mike Cernovich is going to dig into weather or not team Mueller did any short selling on the stock market today knowing that it would drop on the Flynn news. He is the guy who exposed Rep. John Conyers recently. Inquiring minds want to know.


12 posted on 12/01/2017 6:26:41 PM PST by Trumpnado2016 (Hillary says that Jeff Sessions is the best AG that money can buy.)
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To: TigerClaws

As I posted on another thread: IMHO, there is enough case history and established precedence to make a good go of it. There was a bunch of money lost by hard-working people today because of their incompetence and ignorance. They definitely should be held accountable for the consequences of that. Personally, I’d love to see em sued right out of existence. They have no business being on the air doing this kind of crap.


13 posted on 12/01/2017 6:26:55 PM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: Trumpnado2016

Or Soros. Could have made a fortune today if you knew the plea and the spin that was coming.

It was a ‘process crime’ and is going no further. Flynn likely pled to keep his son away from harm’s way. Pence fired Flynn once they found out he’d lied. There’s nothing else here and leftists are celebrating like they won something. Pathetic.


14 posted on 12/01/2017 6:32:41 PM PST by TigerClaws
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To: Trumpnado2016

“...Investigative reporter Mike Cernovich is going to dig into whether or not team Mueller did any short selling on the stock market today...”

Good move. IF he could find a direct tie between ABC and Soros; or Mueller team and Soros regarding this. Either one would be the bombshell to force the SEC to come out with guns blazing and charges filed. It would not surprise me in the least to find out Soros had a hand in this.


15 posted on 12/01/2017 6:32:47 PM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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16 posted on 12/01/2017 6:34:55 PM PST by TigerClaws
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To: lgjhn23

But how were the cattle futures? And was Hillary flush with cash all of a sudden???


17 posted on 12/01/2017 6:35:23 PM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom not more government)
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“...But how were the cattle futures? And was Hillary flush with cash all of a sudden???...”
Yep...that’s another one. However, it didn’t affect millions of folks like the market did today. When that many are affected with billions involved in losses, it tends to “elevate the issue” a little more. Hopefully enough to put these bassturds out of business.


18 posted on 12/01/2017 6:45:03 PM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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1 Dec: WashingtonExaminer: ABC News issues correction: Trump did not ask Michael Flynn to contact the Russians as a candidate
by Diana Stancy Correll
The impact of the initial report was significant as several news outlets, including the Washington Examiner, attributed ABC News’ reporting in writeups of their own. Also after the report was published in the morning, the Dow plummeted 350 points, but later recovered. The Dow closed at 4 p.m. at only 41 points lower than when it opened.

The video clip, which was shared by ABC News in a tweet, received over 26,000 retweets and 35,000 likes, as of Friday evening.
ABC News deleted the original video clip from their Twitter account when it issued the “clarification.”...
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/abc-news-issues-correction-trump-did-not-ask-michael-flynn-to-contact-the-russians-as-a-candidate/article/2642355


19 posted on 12/01/2017 6:54:35 PM PST by MAGAthon
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1 Dec: Twitchy: Joy Behar read the FAKE NEWS Brian Ross report on air. When will @TheView correct?
Behar retweeted the clip to her nearly 900,000 followers twice…
…as well as this GIF with the caption, “Christmas came early. Thank you, Santa!”...
Well, now that ABC News has clarified, Behar and The View should correct the record, too...
As for Brian Ross, his only acknowledgment of the screwup was a retweet of the ABC News correction, which the network called a “clarification” (which is BS)...
What a joke...
https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2017/12/01/joy-behar-read-the-fake-news-brian-ross-report-on-air-when-will-theview-correct/

1 Dec: Twitchy: HEADS SHOULD ROLL: ABC News corrects Brian Ross on ‘candidate’ Trump vs. President-elect Trump
https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2017/12/01/heads-should-roll-abc-news-corrects-brian-ross-on-candidate-trump-vs-president-elect-trump/


20 posted on 12/01/2017 7:00:56 PM PST by MAGAthon
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