It’s not clear that ABC News’ dud “Mike Flynn” bombshell is a mistake, exactly

From Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge:

Having caused chaos in financial markets briefly, set the liberal media on fire with ‘I told you so’s, and sparked a renewed round of #ImpeachTrump demands, ABC News issued a ‘clarification’ to their bombshell Flynn report that not only negates the entire story but provides President Trump with another round of ammunition to fire against the ‘fake news’ media.

Critically, ABC News reports, correcting their earlier report, that Michael Flynn is prepared to testify that Donald Trump directed him to contact the Russians as president-elect, not as a candidate. More.

Reality check: Media that have long since stopped trying to report the news as if they or their readers care much about facts will simply sacrifice the current goat (Brian Ross) and fetch up another one. Eventually, they must hope, one of these stories will click, bring down Trump, and pave the way for a post-media paradise where facts won’t matter and they can all be celebs and opinion leaders again.

It’s simple math, really. The one story that clicks for them obliterates hundreds of duds. Provided, of course, anyone is still listening.

See also: Historic Maclean’s Magazine is now a purveyor of childish ridicule. Talk about legacy media that should have died a natural death.

  • Alain

    I read elsewhere that Flynn has testified that the president asked him to reach out to the Russians with the claim that this was something illegal or treasonous. I had hoped that the new president would reach out to the Russians in an attempt to end the warmongering by the Democrats. It was just dandy for Obama to more than reach out to the Cubans with whom we have nothing in commmon and who remain an enemy, but for the same people Obama had no faults and could do no wrong.

  • Brett McS

    I thought the same, that this was a “mistake”. They must be banking on taking out Trump before their credibility achieves absolute zero.

  • That’s okay. If they bring down Trump at this point there’s going to be a civil war. And it’s not going to be the child’s play bullshit. No more spitting, and hitting and smashing things. Heads are going to be blown off, and the wannabe commies are going to have to put their money where their mouths are, because people are not going to accept a commie dictatorship. People will die for freedom and they will kill for freedom, as they always have throughout history.