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MSNBC’s O’Donnell Apologizes for Fake News

Yet again president Trump has caused stupid people in media to look stupid. Shame on him right!

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On Wednesday, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell had to retract and apologize for his previous report that claimed that President Trump had received loans that were co-signed by Russian oligarchs.

O’Donnell said, “Last night, on this show, I discussed information that wasn’t ready for reporting. I repeated statements a single source told me about the president’s finances and loan documents with Deutsche Bank. Saying ‘if true’ as I discussed the information was simply not good enough. I did not go through the rigorous verification and standards process here at MSNBC before repeating what I heard from my source. Had it gone through that process, I would not have been permitted to report it. I should not have said it on air or posted it on Twitter. I was wrong to do so. This afternoon, attorneys for the president sent us a letter asserting the story is false. They also demanded a retraction. Tonight, we are retracting the story. We don’t know whether the information is inaccurate. But, the fact is, we do know it wasn’t ready for broadcast, and for that, I apologize.”

While you may be surprised, the surprise should be that the fake news media was willing to retract and apologize for an inaccurate story; not that they were inaccurate in the first place. Unfortunately, in this age dishonesty has become the most definitive attribute of news outlets. Yet again president Trump has caused stupid people in media to look stupid. Shame on him right! Poor stupid Lawrence O’Donnell. It wasn’t his fault that he knowingly lied and got caught. But on a serious note, Lawrence O’Donnell is stupid.