Skip to comments.(Vanity) Did ABC Commit SEC Violation or Crime Reporting Fake News Today?
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.
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.
There a difference between intentional act and journalist incompetence?
It deserves investigation. Subpoena Brian Ross’s phone records.
Depends on how culpability is defined in the statute. Generally the elements of culpability are: knowingly, intentionally, recklessly or negligently. Id argue Ross was at least negligent.
Ross is a puke.
Brian Ross owes my 401k a couple grand because of his BS reporting today.
All cable and broadcast are corrupt.
Did anybody at ABC do some short selling?
My question , too
This cat is a MULTIPLE offender! Book him!
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.
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.
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.
“...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.
But how were the cattle futures? And was Hillary flush with cash all of a sudden???
“...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.
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.”...
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...
1 Dec: Twitchy: HEADS SHOULD ROLL: ABC News corrects Brian Ross on candidate Trump vs. President-elect Trump
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