Donald Trump Jr. Blasts ABC for 'Misleading Bombshell' on Flynn, Russia Report

Trump blasts ABC News reporter Brian Ross over 'horrendously inaccurate and dishonest report' on Michael Flynn

ABC News punishes investigative journalist over 'costly' report that threatened US market

Ross' report said that former national security adviser Michael Flynn would testify against President Donald Trump, and said that Flynn was directed to coordinate communication with Russian Federation while Trump was a still a candidate.

Behar read the false report on air, prompting her audience to break into uproarious applause, which co-host Meghan McCain compared to Oprah's now famous auto giveaway.

Then, eight hours later, ABC News had to correct its report, stating the attempt at communication was not when Trump was a candidate, but rather when he was president-elect.

Trump quickly jumped on Twitter to praise ABC's move: "Congratulations to @ABC News for suspending Brian Ross for his horrendously inaccurate and dishonest report on the Russia, Russia, Russia Witch Hunt".

"So on Friday's show, apparently I was guilty of premature evaluation", she said. "They're doing it to hurt us.' And this is like handing a sword to the people who want all media to be looked at in that regard", Greenfield said.

"ABC News reporter Brian Ross released a story claiming that when Trump was a candidate he told Michael Flynn to contact the Russians", Behar said.

It took Ross seven hours to correct the report.

However, the panel, which included Behar, McCain, Sara Haines, Ana Navarro and Sunny Hostin, seemed to unanimously agree that Ross' suspension was warranted, but called it an error instead of deliberate, misleading fake news. "He didn't deliberately put out a false piece of information; he made an error".

The co-hosts of The View discussed the botched report and how careful journalists need to be in this current political climate. She then compared Behar's initial reaction to that of Rush Limbaugh saying that he hoped Barack Obama would fail as president.

"I don't think ever in my career have I felt more rage and disappointment and frustration that I felt through this weekend and through the last half of Friday", Goldston said. She also argued that the American people should want to see Trump succeed, and not celebrate a breach of national security.

"The other thing is it really shows, it brings into sharp relief the presumptive negativity and the hunger to get rid of this president and talk about Russia collusion, Russia, Russia, Russia for this entire calendar year by the entire mainstream media, nonstop", she added.

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