Apologies to the American People

A few juicy quotes from an opinion piece by Sharyl Attkisson, on March 25, 2019

“We in the media allowed unproven charges and false accusations to dominate the news landscape for more than two years, in a way that was wildly unbalanced and disproportionate to the evidence.”

“We did a poor job of tracking down leaks of false information. We failed to reasonably weigh the motives of anonymous sources and those claiming to have secret, special evidence…”

“… we reported a tremendous amount of false information

“Apologies to the American people who did not receive the full attention of their government while political points were being scored…”

“Apologies all the way around.”

Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) is an Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist, author of The New York Times best-sellers “The Smear” and “Stonewalled”


More Apologies To the American People

Jeff Jacoby wrote: “A flood of gloating, dissembling, backtracking, and desperate straw-clutching has been triggered by the filing of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on whether there was collusion between Donald Trump and the Russians to interfere with the 2016 election.”

Jacoby says Trump should apologize for calling the Mueller investigation a “witch hunt”.  “If he had any shred of grace or class, he would now eat a great slice of humble pie, publicly thank the special counsel for having conducted himself with integrity and fairness…”

Regarding the “many individuals in the liberal media constellation who for two years have obsessively insinuated a ‘Russiagate storyline’ of treason, collusion…” opines Jacoby… “If they had any shred of grace or class, they too would now eat a great slice of humble pie, publicly concede that they abandoned all pretense of objectivity in their coverage of the Trump-Russia story, and apologize…”

Jeff Jacoby writes for the Boston Globe.