Lawrence O’Donnell apologizes for unverified Trump-Russia report

Lawrence O’Donnell apologizes for unverified Trump-Russia report


BRIAN: IF YOU ARE GOING TO DO A STORY ON THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES PROBABLY HAVE A SOURCE AND ANCHOR WITH SOME TYPE OF FACTS. LAWRENCE O’DONNELL WAS MISSING BOTH. HE CAME OUT AND BASICALLY ACCUSED THE PRESIDENT OF HAVING HIS LOANS COSIGNED FOR MAJOR PURCHASES BY OLIGARCHS IN RUSSIA. I’M NOT KIDDING. LISTEN THIS SINGLE COURSE CLOSE TO DEUTSCHE BANK HAS TOLD ME DONALD TRUMP’S LOAN DOCUMENTS THERE SHOW THAT HE HAS COSIGNERS, THAT’S HOW HE WAS ABLE TO OBTAIN THOSE LOANS. AND THAT THE COSIGNERS ARE RUSSIAN OLIGARCHS.>>WHAT? REALLY?>>THAT WOULD EXPLAIN, IT SEEMS TO ME, EVERY KIND WORD DONALD TRUMP HAS EVER SAID ABOUT RUSSIA AND VLADIMIR PUTIN, IF TRUE. AND I STRESS THE IF TRUE. KATIE: STRESSING IF TRUE IS PRETTY IMPORTANT. JUST 24 HOURS LATER, LAWRENCE O’DONNELL SOMEWHAT APOLOGIZED AND SAID THAT HE WAS WRONG TO REPORT THE UNVETTED STORY.>>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. STEVE: THERE HE IS APOLOGIZING AND MSNBC IS RETRACTING THAT LET’S BRING IN MOLLIE HEMINGWAY AUTHOR OF JUSTICE ON TRIAL. THE KAVANAUGH AND FUTURE OF THE SUPREME COURT. APPARENTLY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION THREATENED LEGAL ACTION UNLESS WITHIN 24 HOURS THEY GOT APOLOGY AND RETRACTION AND THEY DID. WHAT ARE YOUR OBSERVATIONS ABOUT WHAT WE JUST SAW OVER ON THAT OTHER CHANNEL?>>JUST KIND OF HE A MINORED OF WHAT RE WHAT REMIHAT REMINDT REMINDERSEVERAL YEARS. BLOCKBUSTER STORIES WERE PROMISED SHOW DEFINITIVE LIVE THAT DONALD TRUMP WAS A TRAITOR WHO HAD COLLUDED WITH RUSSIA TO STEAL THE 2016 ELECTION. BASED ON ANONYMOUS SOURCES. VERY THIN SOURCING. STORIES ALWAYS FELL APART UNDER SCRUTINY MUELLER PROBE CONCLUDED NOT ONLY WITH NO INFORMATION ABOUT DONALD TRUMP COLLUDING WITH RUSSIA TO STEAL THE 2016 ELECTION BUT NOT A SINGLE AMERICAN. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF ANY AMERICAN DOING. THIS AND, YET, THIS IS WHAT THE NARRATIVE WAS. IT WAS SO SAD TO SEE IT FOR YEARS, THIS DAILY DRUM BEAT BEFORE THE MUELLER REPORT ENDED TO SEE THAT SOME PEOPLE ARE STILL DOING IT MONTHS AFTER IS EMBARRASSING AND SAD. BRIAN: MOLLIE, THE AMAZING THING IS THE MOMENTUM WAS SO GREAT THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN PART OF THE BLIZZARD OF INFORMATION. UNVERIFIED, RUMORED, BATTERED AROUND, EXPERTS BROUGHT IN. WHAT IF, NEXT THING YOU KNOW THE APPROVAL RATING GOES DOWN AND MAJOR DISTRACTION FOR THE WHITE HOUSE. NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT POLICY. THIS HAS BEEN THE STORY FOR TWO AND A HALF YEARS. NOW IT’S STANDING OUT VERY FEW PEOPLE ARE BIG THE RUSSIA NARRATIVE.>>WELL, I WISH THAT WERE TRUE ACTUALLY POLLS HAVE SHOWN THAT A MAJORITY OF DEMOCRATS BELIEVE FALSE THINGS ABOUT RUSSIA’S INVOLVEMENT WITH THE U.S. ELECTION. NOT THAT RUSSIA DOESN’T MEDDLE THEY DO THAT AND HAVE DONE THAT FOR A VERY LONG TIME. SPECIFIC STORIES ALLEGING TREASON ON THE PART OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OR DONALD TRUMP OR PEOPLE CLOSE TO HIM. THERE IS NOT EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THIS AND YET THE STORIES HAVE BEEN HAPPENING AND IT’S NOT JUST MSNBC. YOU HAD MULTIPLE FAILURES AT MULTIPLE MEDIA OUTLETS AND RATHER THAN SEEING ANY SELF-EXAMINATION OR LOOKING AT WHY THEY WERE ABLE TO FALL FOR SUCH A RIDICULOUS STORY, PEOPLE GOT AWARDS FOR THEIR ROUTEING. AND THE MAIN STORY, WHICH IS HOW THIS TREASONOUS COLLUSION NARRATIVE GOT STARTED HOW IT WAS WEAPONIZED AND FED THROUGHOUT THE GOVERNMENT IS A STORY EVERY MEDIA OUTLET. KATIE: LAWRENCE O’DONNELL TALKS ABOUT THE VIGOROUS VETTING PROCESS THAT THEY HAVE RUSSIA WENT AROUND THAT PROCESS. BASED ON EVERYTHING YOU JUST SAID, IT DOESN’T SEEM LIKE A NUMBER OF THESE MEDIA OUTLETS WHO RUN WITH THE STORY HAVE A INVESTIGATED SYSTEM AT ALL AND WILL ANONYMOUS SOURCES AS YOU SAID WITH A ALASKA EVIDENCE.>>NOT JUST THE RUSSIA NARRATIVE. I THINK BACK. I JUST THIS BOOK ON THE KAVANAUGH CONFIRMATION. DURING THAT PROCESS YOU HAD PEOPLE AGAIN AT MSNBC READING UNVERIFIED ALLEGATIONS AGAINST JUSTICE KAVANAUGH FOR WHICH THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE IN SUPPORT, JUST READING THEM ON THE AIR. AS IF IT DOESN’T CAUSE PEOPLE HARM TO SMEAR SOMEONE’S REPUTATION. THAT IS A REAL HARM. AND, AGAIN, NO ONE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR DOING. THIS. BRIAN: RIGHT.>>IT’S ACROSS MANY DIFFERENT STORIES. AND THERE SEEMS TO BE A PATTERN. THESE ERRORS ALWAYS SEEM TO GO ONE WAY. THAT CAN’T BE COINCIDENCE. STEVE: IT’S ACROSS A NUMBER OF OUTLETS AS WELL AS YOU SAID EARLIER. STEPHANIE GRISHAM THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY TWEETED THIS OUT I BELIEVE IT WAS YESTERDAY. CNN IS SO BIASED AND DISHONEST THEY JUST USED ONE OF MY QUOTES OUT OF CONTEXT FROM ANOTHER STORY TO TRY AND FURTHER THEIR OWN PARTISAN POLITICAL AGENDA. WEAPONIZING JOURNALISM IN AN EFFORT TO UNDERMINE THIS PRESIDENT AND THOSE WHO WORK FOR THE ADMINISTRATION, AND COUNTRY, MUST STOP. YOU KNOW, WE SHOULD POINT OUT THERE ARE PEOPLE ON TELEVISION WHO ARE JOURNALISTS AND THEN THERE ARE PEOPLE ON TELEVISION WHO ARE PUNDITS OR COMMENTATORS AND STUFF LIKE THAT. BUT, THESE DAYS IT’S KIND OF HARD TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE IN MANY CASES.>>IT’S INCREDIBLY HARD TO TELL. WHETHER THAT’S PRINT MEDIA OR TELEVISION MEDIA BECAUSE SO MANY REPORTERS ARE SO OPEN ABOUT THEIR EXTREME BIAS. BUT USING QUOTES OUT OF CONTEXT IS JUST ONE OF THE MANY TOOLS THAT JOURNALISTS HAVE USED IN A WAY THAT IS OBVIOUS TO PEOPLE IS UNFAIR. THE WAY THEY FRAME STORIES THEIR SELECTIVE USE OR MISUSE OF INFORMATION. TAKING QUOTES OUTS OF CONTEXT OR SNIPING THEM TO SAY ONE THING. THIS IS WHY POLLS INDICATE THAT CREDIBILITY IS JUST VERY BAD FOR THE MEDIA THAT SO MANY PEOPLE DO NOT TRUST THEM BECAUSE THEY HAVE SEEN WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN DOING FOR A LONG TIME. IT IS NOT A HEALTHY SITUATION. BRIAN: BY THE WAY, TWO STORIES OUT THERE THE PRESIDENT HAS PUSHED BACK ON RIGHT AWAY. THAT HE WANTS TO NUKE HURRICANES. HE SAID NEVER ONCE SAID I WAS GOING TO SEND A NUCLEAR MISSILE INTO A HURRICANE. AND THE NUMBER TWO STORY THAT HE WAS GOING TO SAY IS ANYBODY WHO BUILDS A WALL ON PRIVATE PROPERTY, DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT, I’M GOING TO PARDON YOU. SO IF YOU BUILD THAT WALL, DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT. HE SAID I NEVER SAID THAT NEXT THING YOU KNOW SIX HOURS WORTH OF DEBATES AND PUNDITS WEIGHING IN ON WHY THE PRESIDENT IS SUCH AN OUTLAW PRESIDENT. NO ONE EVEN ASKED ME IF THIS WAS TRUE OR NOT.>>IT SEEMS IT’S GETTING WORSE INSTEAD OF BETTER OVER TIME. THIS IS A PRESIDENT WHO SEX EXTREMELY DIFFERENT THAN PREVIOUS PRESIDENTS. THERE SHOULD BE MORE THAN ENOUGH REAL THINGS TO TALK ABOUT IF PEOPLE WANT TO HIGHLIGHT HOW IS HE DIFFERENT OR OPERATES DIFFERENTLY THAN PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATIONS. THERE IS NO MAKE THINGS UP. IT IS VERY DAMAGING AND HARMFUL AND, AGAIN, IT MAKES PEOPLE UNABLE TO TRUST THEIR MEDIA FIGURES. BRIAN: I DO ASK THE PRESIDENT IF HE IS GOING TO SHOOT OFF A NUCLEAR MISSILE DO IT BEFORE IT HITS FLORIDA TO STOP THE HURRICANE. KATIE: NOT GOING TO USE NUKES AGAINST HURRICANES. STEVE: NOT GOING TO DO IT. KATIE: MOLLIE HEMMINGWAY THANK YOU SO MUCH. APPRECIATE IT.>>THANK YOU. KATIE: BE SURE TO CATCH PRESIDENT TRUMP ON BRIAN’S RADIO SHOW AT 9:34 NOT 9:35. 9:34. THEY HAVE A LOT OF THINGS TO TALK ABOUT. BRIAN: GET EARLY AND HEAR A COMMERCIAL AND THINK OKAY NOT TODAY. STREAMING ON FOX NATION. IT’S LIKE A TELEVISION SHOW. SO IF YOU DON’T GET THE

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100 thoughts on “Lawrence O’Donnell apologizes for unverified Trump-Russia report”

  • Ohhhhh, the hypocrisy! An unverified story. And you go bonkers. An apology. And you ridicule. Think of the world when the POTUS lies again and again. And you are carrying water for him. Hypocrisy.

  • Shove that apology right up Don “Stank Fangers” Lemons 🍋 a**… that commie propagandist RAT should be indicted on coupe conspiracy charges 💰🗳🐀💥🔨

  • Should be fired! Any news people with a record of false stories (like most on msnbc, cnn) should load their credentials.

  • NOBODY SHOULD BE SHOCKED. THIS IS WHAT LIBERALS DO ALL THE TIME !!! THEY LIE..WE KNOW THEIR LYING…THEY KNOW THEIR LYING…& THEY KNOW THAT WE KNOW THEIR LYING BUT THEY JUST KEEP LYING !!! IT'S CALLED TUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME !!! THEY CAN'T HELP THEMSELVES !!!!! I ( ALMOST ) PITY THE POOR BASTARD !!! AFTER TRUMPS WINS 2020 THEY WILL BE CERTIFIABLE !!! I MEAN STRAITJACKET RUBBER ROOM ( SAFE SPACE & BLANKY ) CERTIFIABLE !!!

  • In the court system today. The judge will not allow any form of information which does not have facts to back it up for any case. Why ? Just like mentioned here. It leads to slander and destruction to an individual or case. The judge will generally tell even the stenographer to strike anything that was said that is just plain gossip. It is because it leads to a false picture with in the case. Many have tried but are told unless they have proof even naming the source if necessary. The media should BE MADE TO FOLLOW SUCH GUIDELINES. This will no doubt protect any innocent individual from being harmed. Does the press realize if this President were to counter sue. How many cases he could win with all the slander they have committed. Russia is just a small part of it all !!

  • Pete's Motorsports Gaming says:

    MSNBC won't even refer to him as President Trump. It's always Mr. Trump, like they won't acknowledge he's the President.

  • Look on Rachel Maddow’s face as they purposely mis guide the American public is hilarious, it makes such idiots out of their viewers, every liberal I know spewing fake news talking points made to look like absolute morons, thanks for exposing how stupid the left is

  • TUFF LOVE Jehu says:

    BONGINO RULE….DO NOT REPORT on ANYTHING about PRESIDENT TRUMP for 24-72 hours unless you want to make an AZZ of yourselves like CNN and MSNBC does regularly!

    Trump needs to SUE all these STUPID DAM AZZES……..Can all the People SUE these ENEMIES of this COUNTRY in a class action lawsuit for continued LIES that are ENDANGERING THE the PUBLIC! ?

  • TUFF LOVE Jehu says:

    If President TRUMP was GUILTY of ANY CRIMINAL ACTS……..DOES anyone in their RIGHT MIND think as many FN investigations by the HARD LEFT…… IT WOULD HAVE COME OUT ALREADY!!!
    As many times as these criminals have plotted, try to undermine, RESIST……..and almost THREE YEARS LATER…… NADA! NOTHING!

    STUPID, STUPID, STUPID MORONS who should NOT be in MEDIA!!!!!!

  • Daniel Snedden says:

    I would be fired if I behaved by the media. I could go to the Board of Directors and tell them that we might have had a record quarter but I can't prove it.

  • Fake news.. Fake apology… Let read this right.. We don’t know whether the information is inaccurate.”… Hmm translation we dont know if the info is not not true or is not a lie??? A double down…. … If he really meant to retract or apologize it should have read.. We dnt know if the info IS accurate (true).. Rather than inaccurate.

  • The deep state goes deeper than even imagined straight to China! Many in the Obama admin were openly admirers of Chairman Mao!

  • All i can see is malice towards Trump. Its sad because even series of fake news have been exposed, they still won't stop.

  • Did you ask why Deutche Bank would loan $125 million to a serial business bankruptcy king named Trump when NO OTHER BANK would touch him? Of course there was a very rich co-signer! Eric Trump stated on video that much of Trump's money comes from Russia. Sure, Lawrence "jumped the gun" but he did apologize. Trump continues to fight to hide his tax returns…..

  • Normally, Trump could never win a defamation suit against MSNBC (because Trump is a public official and "actual malice" must be prove which is near impossible) but . . . Things have change. I think MSNBC knows RBG won't be on the S.Ct. for long and this could change defamation law. So, better to quickly retract and apologize.

  • Frank Griegorian says:

    Oh , but it's ok for Tucker Hannity the Shamity Ingram and the Judge to make mistakes least he was not forced on vacation and lose their sponsors !!!!!!!! 🇷🇺👍😁😀😁👍🇷🇺

  • Anything that connects "Russia" to "Trump" acts like a Viagra pill to those on the Left. They get bone hard just imagining there might be an actual connection between Trump and Russia. (and yes, I think Rachel Maddow can get bone hard)

  • Richard Bachan says:

    "Believe all women." Cannot.
    "Not exonerated." Innocent.
    "We don't know whether the information is inaccurate." Untruthful.

    KAG 2020

  • this piece of crap O Donald put this crap out here on purpose just to put it in peoples heads then he apologizes lol its called TACTIC !!! hes a scum !!!

  • Larry must be related to Rosie O'Donnell. Of course, he's a jerk! Check out Rachael Maddow! lol Too funny…I almost feel sorry for the person who originally told him. That is billboard material! Too sad.

  • Dallas Dettelis says:

    This guy is an absolute jackass…. And he got his jackassness from Russian oligarchs. I am permitted to report this. If and only if and it's a big if…… Blah blah blah.

  • Larry ODonnel is a violent hateful man. But I sure hope he still has that LOOK WHAT IVE DONE FOR AFRICANS segment where he shows that HE…that HE send beat up old desks to africans. What a nice guy. MAkes you wonder if he is beating his wife?

  • since one might not be true that means they're all fake. I mean why would someone who is trying to build a business in Russia do something to appease their government? Especially someone like donald trump who's proven time and time again hell always do the moral thing even if its not popular or profitable for him. those 3,500 Trump University lawsuits are clearly fake also. this guy has a constitution made of unbreakable integrity.

  • This O'Donnell/Maddow segment was a staged ploy, intended to polish the more than tarnished reputation of the Leftist media. In other words "See, everybody! We've learned our lesson! O'Donnell apologized. We're not 'fake news' anymore. You can trust us." Don't fall for it! Leftist media Lying is going to get deeper than ever before, the closer we get to the 2020 election. They knew this report would result in legal action.

  • Donald Hatcher says:

    Whatever happened to integrity in journalism? Perfect example of what has happened in this country. This behavior must be addressed. I have zero respect for mainstream media. They are destroying themselves.

  • I am a Brit living in London: we have libel and slander laws. Isn't it time our dear American friends have something similar to try to STOP this nonsense? Mind you, stopping this chaos would make half the lawyers unemployed.

  • Trump is such a clown… I think he needs to go.. He is intellectually unstable…. I think most know he is unwell … lets get him in a home….

  • I cant stand any anchors (actors) on any of these networks. The only one that's alright is Tucker. I wish youtube didn't shove MSM down my throat

  • O'Donnell 1 lie versus trump 12,000 + lies …. all hypocrites. You lot lie on a daily basis and are now being cry babies. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Brian Wellbrock says:

    So much is wrong with this. Any amateur would not report that without seeing those documents himself. And his supposed source is going about as usual. When these sources give bad news they should out those who burn them. Obviously it wont happen because most of their sources are coming from the CIA.

  • Deena Stephens says:

    MSNBC has a rigorous vetting process ? I hope President Trump sues the network out of existence. Heads need to roll. Now

  • Wow look at Rachel Maddow she thinks that she has got the world at her fingertips personally I think she has something like a vibrator stuck up her little well you know dot-dot. Maybe it's not that little.

    Wow Google knows how to make a

    That's cool

    See anyhow Rachel Maddow needs to go see a shrink and get another job somewhere else because she's just a disgrace to the fake fake news and their agenda good night

  • The LEFT keep screaming with Fake News everyday – but NEVER works. This is just the classic example. The left commit suicide everyday.

  • I don't trust most of what I hear on most networks, I used to watch hannity but that guy is all the same. . . always "BREAKING NEWS, THE DEEP STATE" . . . . . yawn. The rest are no better. Tucker is probably the most decent.

  • If Fox News would apologise and retract every untrue ”fact” they keep spewing, there would be no other content on their channel than people apologising. 🤣🤣🤣 Lawrence was wrong to report a single source story, but at least he owned up to the mistake. Maybe encourage Hannity, Piro, Ingraham and Carlson to do they same? Their stories are not even single-source, they are zero- source… 🤔

  • So when Trump just makes things up (like the wall is going up rapidly when in fact ZERO new wall has been built🤣🤣🤣) and then FoxNews hosts repeats that, they are…. reporting the truth?? 🤔 At least other news outlets owns up to their mistakes.

  • These hacks just say things just to say them then they hope it will pick up traction knowing it is completely false. Damage done, apologize, repeat. Sounds like they heard some gossip around the water cooler and had just let everyone know. Journalism in America 2019.

  • 100% on purpose to put more lies into their little SHEEP'S head, Then, oops, I made ANOTHER BOO BOO. TIME TO SHUT THEM DOWN

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