ABC News Forced To Apologize After Fake News “Malfunction” – Trump Responds
ABC News Caught With Egg On Their Face After ‘Malfunction’ Showcases What ‘Fake News’ Looks Like
ABC News reported on their chyron that Paul Manafort pled guilty to 5 charges of manslaughter. Something that, as far as we know, Manafort isn’t even being investigated for. This well-timed ‘malfunction’ took place below footage of President Trump In an ABC live news report.
Just one problem, it’s total bull. Or more politely put by The Daily Wire, it’s that it’s simply untrue. How exactly the network screwed up on something so specific is hard to say — in fact, ABC in its apology didn’t even try to explain it, saying instead that it’s still “investigating” how the bizarre mixup happened.
After receiving several nasty tweets from social media activists, President Trump responded:
“Statement from ABC News: We regret and apologize for the false lower third graphic that aired during our special report. We are investigating how incorrect information was in our system and how and why it was allowed to air. We regret and apologize for the false lower third graphic that aired during our special report. We are investigating how incorrect information was in our system and how and why it was allowed to air. We apologize to our viewers and to Mr. Manafort. There simply is no excuse for this sort of mistake.”
(cont.) We apologize to our viewers and to Mr. Manafort. There simply is no excuse for this sort of mistake. (2/2)
— ABCNews PR (@ABCNewsPR) June 20, 2018
It’s damaged done, though. Hardly anyone circles back to check the full story anymore. Worse, some just read the headlines and go with it. As seen below in the ‘classy’ tweets of one, Ryan Hill. Mr. Hill is currently running for Michigan’s 13th U.S. Congressional District in Detroit.
Hill saw ABC’s ‘malfunction’ and ran with it without looking at the retraction:
President Trump didn’t take Mr. Hill’s misinformed slander and fired back. It isn’t clear if the Democrat even read the President’s response but we did! Take a look:
ABC has not offered any explanation as to how this, extremely specific, chyron ‘malfunction’ took place. Does this sound a little fishy to you? Let us know in the comments below.
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