Another example of fake news from the liberal media? ABC late on Tuesday night apologized for deceptively editing former George W. Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer. In a segment from Monday on current press secretary Sean Spicer, Nightline’s Juju Chang featured a quote of Fleischer apparently trashing Spicer's press event: “His briefing made me uncomfortable. It was too truculent, too tough. It looks to me as if the ball was dropped on Saturday.” On Twitter, Fleischer corrected: “Nightline proves Spicer right about MSM’s dedication to negativity.” Left out of his original comment from Monday? Fleischer's tweeted his full quote: “It looks to me if the ball was dropped on Saturday, Sean recovered it and ran for a 1st down on Monday.”
Fleischer added, “If this is how the press reports, Trump is right to go after them.” On Tuesday night, at 1:05am ET, Chang issued a correction: Finally tonight, a note on last night's broadcast. In our segment about the new administration, we interviewed former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer. In editing the piece, his quote was shortened and as a result his comments mischaracterized. We corrected the piece online to include his full quote and context. We apologize and regret the error.