Joy Behar excitedly celebrated Fake News that Brian Ross put out claiming that Donald Trump instructed Flynn to contact Russian officials during the campaign. It was totally false. Now Behar is admitting it. But she refuses to call it ‘fake news’. Instead it was just a ‘mistake’.
“So, on Friday’s show, apparently I was guilty of premature evaluation. I hear they have a pill for that now. Here’s what happened. ABC News reporter Brian Ross released a story claiming when Trump was a candidate he told Michael Flynn to contact the Russians. Ross later corrected himself saying t was when Trump was president-elect. Ross has been suspended for a month,” said Behar.
“Brian Ross released a statement also on Sunday. He said, ‘My job is to hold people accountable. That’s what I agree with being held accountable myself.’ That’s why I agree with being held accountable myself. He has basically –I would say that this is — people are slamming this as fake news. To me at this time a mistake. He didn’t deliberately put out a false piece of information he made an error. What do you girls think?” asked Behar.
Soon Meghan McCain took the reins. “Fake news and what we did on Friday that’s what I was accused of being a part of. I don’t want to sit on a show where I feel like we’re giving fake news or acting irresponsibly,” explained McCain.
“Do you believe Brian Ross deliberately did it and put it out as fake news?” asked Behar. “I don’t think it was deliberate, but I think it was fake news,” said McCain. “But that is what fake news means,” claimed Behar. “The Dow dropped 350 points after it happened, there are real-life ramifications,” said McCain.