After ABC’s Brian Ross put out a false report claiming Donald Trump ordered Flynn to talk to Russian’s the stock market crashed.
At one point the Dow plunged 350 points after ABC News reported that Flynn is prepared to testify that President Trump “as a candidate” directed him to make contact with Russians. ABC later clarified the report, saying that Trump did not tell Flynn to reach out to Russia during the campaign.
Well, isn’t that dangerous? One news organization’s bad reporting led to the stock market to plummet. Can you imagine if this story wasn’t corrected in such a timely manner? The stock market wouldn’t have been able to recover and people would have lost a lot of money.