ABC, PBS Refuse On-Air Correction to FAKE NEWS About Trump Phone Call

Nicholas Fondacaro | March 15, 2021
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Over two months after the rest of the liberal media latched onto a Washington Post report claiming then-President Trump called up a Georgia election official and ordered them to “find the fraud,” the paper admitted they were peddling fake news. But with the rest of the media scrambling to make the corrections in their online copies of the story, ABC News and PBS, who talked about the now-debunked order on-air, refused to give corresponding corrections to their viewers Monday.

During a January 10 report for Sunday’s Good Morning America, correspondent Elwyn Lopez announced: “And the President's false claims of voter fraud continue to be in the headlines. In a late December phone call, President Trump encouraged an election official here in Georgia to, quote, ‘find the fraud.’

But at no point, during Monday’s newscast, did ABC’s World News Tonight correct the record for viewers. Instead, anchor David Muir talked about the snow in Colorado, touted New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland (D) getting confirmed as the interior secretary, and fawned over the Oscar nominations.

As for their online report, ABC buried the correction. Nowhere near the top of the article did it indicate the piece was recently edited. They crammed this editor’s note at the very bottom, and at no point did they say who they “confirmed” the false information with at the time.