With the headline “ABC President: Ross report hurts coverage,” Politico goes all in to help ABC’s damage control efforts:
ABC News president Ben Sherwood told staff today that last Friday’s incorrect report by Brian Ross detracts from the network’s otherwise excellent coverage of the Colarado theater shooting, network sources tell POLITICO.
Sherwood’s remarks, made on the network’s daily editorial conference call, came the morning after Ross’s report was picked up by late night comedians John Stewart and Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central, both of whom used Ross’s erroneous suggestion of a Tea Party link to the Colorado theater shooting as fodder for their Monday night routines.
On Monday’s conference call, ABC News SVP James Goldston also commended the staff for its work, noted the incorrect report, and said that the network was taking steps to ensure it did not happen again, sources told POLITICO yesterday.
But we all know it will.
Related: At the quasi-Politico spin-off Buzzfeed, “The Mission To Define, And Destroy, Mitt Romney.”
Well, I guess it’s nice of Buzzfeed to declare their mission statement so publicly.