MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell had to apologize and retract a story claiming that President Donald Trump’s business loans were cosigned by Russian oligarchs after a Trump lawyer said the reports were false and threatened legal action against him and the network.
“Last night I made an error in judgment by reporting an item about the president’s finances that didn’t go through our rigorous verification and standards process,” O’Donnell tweeted. “I shouldn’t have reported it and I was wrong to discuss it on the air. I will address the issue on my show tonight.”
O’Donnell said he had a single unverified source for the information and implied that “if true,” the report explained why Trump was supposedly soft on Russia and President Vladimir Putin.
Is there even a question anymore about whether MSNBC and other left-wing news outlets are willing to go to highly unethical lengths to try to get the president? Why would they want to prove Trump’s point that they are in the “fake news” business?
At what point will these biased journalists lose all remaining credibility and fade into obscurity? The way they are going, it will be long before they get a chance to run their agenda in 2020 as we elect a president.
See the tweet here.