ABC’s Jon Karl Posts to Twitter, Still Refuses to Retract False Story
Posted a little while ago on Twitter by ABC News’s Jonathan Karl:
In case you missed it, I sincerely regret the error I made describing an email from Ben Rhodes. 1/2
I should have stated, as I did elsewhere, the reporting was based on a summary provided by a source. I apologize for the mistake. 2/2
The facts are:
- Karl stated in no uncertain terms that he had “obtained” the emails. This was FALSE.
- Karl’s story also claimed that ABC News had “reviewed” the emails. This was FALSE.
- Karl’s story put the made-up email in quotation marks, when it was NOT A QUOTE.
Jonathan Karl clearly does not intend to retract his story, even though he lied outright about the circumstances and passed on false information from a Republican source. And just as clearly, he does not intend to reveal who gave him this false information.
It’s impossible to see this as anything other than a complete lack of journalistic ethics. Not to mention simple decency. What a disgrace.