MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell issues retraction after Trump’s attorneys assert ‘the story is false’

Make sure to let us know what you think... we now have comments turned ON below the article!

The media’s false narrative of alleged Trump-Russia collusion is — for all intents and purposes — dead and buried. But some members of the liberal media seem to have failed to accept that reality.

On Tuesday, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell opened his show with a bombshell report alleging that Russian oligarchs had co-signed on massive bank loans for President Donald Trump. But there was just one problem with O’Donnell’s story: it wasn’t true.

According to Breitbart, the MSNBC host later issued an apology and retracted the story, saying it contained “information that wasn’t ready for reporting.”

O’Donnell issues rare apology

“Last night, on this show, I discussed information that wasn’t ready for reporting,” O’Donnell said on Wednesday’s edition of MSNBC’s The Last Word. “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.”

The MSNBC host went on: “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.”

O’Donnell admitted that he “should not have said it on air or posted it on Twitter.”

“I was wrong to do so,” O’Donnell said. “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.”

But O’Donnell wasn’t ready to admit that he was wrong — just that he jumped the gun a bit.

“We don’t know whether the information is inaccurate,” O’Donnell said. “But, the fact is, we do know it wasn’t ready for broadcast, and for that, I apologize.”

Eric Trump: This has to stop

As a member of the media completely overcome with what has become affectionately known as “Trump Derangement Syndrome,” O’Donnell has no shame when it comes to his absurd and incessant attacks on President Trump. But while public shaming may have little impact on reining in his dishonest reporting, the threat of legal action may pack a more convincing punch.

“This was a reckless attempt to slander our family and smear a great company,” Eric Trump, executive vice president of the Trump Organization, tweeted Wednesday evening. “Apologies are not enough when the true intent was solely to damage and cause harm. As a company, we will be taking legal action. This unethical behavior has to stop.”

President Trump himself weighed in on the matter with a series of tweets Thursday morning in which he slammed O’Donnell as “crazy,” noting that the MSNBC host had been forced to apologize before over false allegations and suggesting that O’Donnell’s “inaccurate reporting” is merely the latest example of “horrible, corrupt, and fraudulent Fake News” to plague him and his associates. And we can bet it won’t be the last.

1,451 Responses

  1. Pingback: mafia555 slot
  2. Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before but after browsing through some of the posts I realized it’s new to me. Regardless, I’m definitely happy I came across it and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back regularly!|

  3. I would like to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this site. I’m hoping the same high-grade blog post from you in the upcoming as well. Actually your creative writing skills has inspired me to get my own blog now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings fast. Your write up is a good example of it.

  4. Hi there! This post could not be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my previous room mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this post to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!|

  5. Definitely believe that which you said. Your favorite justification seemed to be on the internet the simplest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get irked while people consider worries that they just don’t know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people could take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks|

  6. Hey! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any problems with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing several weeks of hard work due to no data backup. Do you have any methods to stop hackers?|

  7. Oh my goodness! an incredible article dude. Thank you Nonetheless I’m experiencing situation with ur rss . Don’t know why Unable to subscribe to it. Is there anybody getting similar rss downside? Anybody who is aware of kindly respond. Thnkx

  8. naturally like your web site but you need to check the spelling on quite a few of your posts. Many of them are rife with spelling issues and I in finding it very troublesome to tell the truth then again I will surely come again again.|

  9. Normally I don’t learn article on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very forced me to try and do it! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, very great post.

  10. Pingback: Dee Angel
  11. Pingback: Kamagra
  12. Pingback: Digital Marketer
  13. Undeniably believe that which you said. Your favorite reason seemed to be on the net the simplest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I certainly get annoyed while people think about worries that they plainly do not know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as defined out the whole thing without having side-effects , people can take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks|

  14. Pingback: recettes faciles
  15. Hi I am so grateful I found your blog page, I really found you by accident, while I was searching on Aol for something else, Regardless I am here now and would just like to say thank you for a tremendous post and a all round exciting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read it all at the moment but I have bookmarked it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the excellent job.|

  16. Pingback: Toledo Re Roof
  17. I am not sure where you’re getting your info, but great topic. I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more. Thanks for fantastic information I was looking for this info for my mission.|

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Popular