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Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Brian Ross Resigns from ABC News After False Report on Mike Flynn
article appeared in Breitbart on July 2nd
By Joshua Caplan
Brian Ross, ABC’s longtime investigative correspondent,
is leaving the broadcaster after his erroneous report on former national
security advisor Michael Flynn.
Ross was suspended for
four weeks without pay in December 2017 after falsely reporting Donald Trump
directed Flynn to make contact with Russian officials during the 2016
presidential campaign. The truth was that Trump made that order as
President-elect, thus establishing international relations during his
transition into the White House. Ross’s executive producer Rhonda Schwartz
is also leaving the network.
“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,” Ross and Schwartz wrote in a letter sent by ABC News boss James Goldston.
“While we are signing off from ABC News, we are hardly leaving investigative
journalism. There is much more to do.”
thanked Ross and Schwartz in a glowing memo to ABC staffers.
government corruption at every level, international human rights abuses and
fraud, uncovered dangerous working conditions, sexual abuse cover-ups and
dishonest business practices,” Goldston wrote. “Their work has led repeatedly to real changes in
policy in the U.S. and around the world.”
“Over the years they
have built a team of the best investigative journalists in our industry, and
they leave behind an outstanding group that will continue to break stories for
many years to come … We wish them well in their next chapter,” he added.
retracted his initial
report claiming Flynn had pledged to testify against Trump and
reveal he was directed by the President-elect to “make contact with the
tonight on something one of Flynn’s confidants told us, and we reported earlier
today. He said the President had asked Flynn to contact Russia during the
Ross. “He’s now clarifying that saying according to Flynn, candidate Trump
asked him during the campaign to find ways to repair relations with Russia and
other hot spots, and then after the election, the President-elect asked him,
told him to contact Russia on issues, including working together to fight
The original false
report sent the stock market into a sharp
fall — over 350 points.
ABC issued the
following statement in response to Ross’ erroneous reporting:
“We deeply regret and
apologize for the serious error we made yesterday. The reporting conveyed by
Brian Ross during the special report had not been fully vetted through our
editorial standards process. It is vital we get the story right and retain the
trust we have built with our audience—these are our core principles. We fell
far short of that yesterday. Effective immediately, Brian Ross will be
suspended for four weeks without pay.”