Accuracy in Media

ABC News’ Brian Ross has a History of Misreporting the Facts

ABC News recently suspended its employee and reporter, Brian Ross, for reporting a false news report that then-candidate Donald Trump instructed retired General Michael Flynn to contact the Russian government and therefore violated American law. The truth was that Trump was the President-Elect at the time and this action did not violate American law, contrary […]

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ABC President Castigates Staff Over Flynn Story

ABC News president James Goldson castigated staff Monday over an erroneous report about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Goldson announced that chief investigative reporter Brian Ross, who wrote the story, will no longer cover stories related to the president. “I don’t think ever in my career have I felt more rage and disappointment and […]

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ABC News Suspends Brian Ross for Erroneous Report on Trump

ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross was suspended by the network on Saturday one day after his inaccurate report that former national security adviser Michale Flynn, would testify that President Trump had directed him to make contact with Russian officials while Mr. Trump was still a candidate. The network said that Mr. Trump instructed […]

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ABC News President Says Incorrect Ross Report Detracts From Coverage

Politico reported yesterday that ABC News president Ben Sherwood told the staff that Brian Ross’ inaccurate report suggesting that the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooter may have been a member of the Tea Party has detracted from the network’s otherwise excellent coverage of the incident. Sherwood’s remarks came during the network’s daily editorial conference call, […]

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ABC Ties Colorado Shooter to Tea Party—Apologizes Later

The shooting in Aurora, Colorado earlier this morning was a tragedy, but ABC sought to make a political statement by tying the shooter to the Tea Party. While discussing the shooting, Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos brought on Brian Ross to discuss a potentially significant discovery in the background of the shooter, James Holmes. […]

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December 2017

12/7/2017 - ABC News’ Brian Ross has a History of Misreporting the Facts

12/5/2017 - ABC President Castigates Staff Over Flynn Story

12/4/2017 - ABC News Suspends Brian Ross for Erroneous Report on Trump

July 2012

7/25/2012 - ABC News President Says Incorrect Ross Report Detracts From Coverage

7/22/2012 - Colorado Tea Party Smear Not Brian Ross’ First “Blunder”

7/20/2012 - ABC Ties Colorado Shooter to Tea Party—Apologizes Later