SHOCKER: Lawrence O’Donnell retracts Trump loan story on air (but STILL won’t say it’s inaccurate)

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As we told you Wednesday, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell was forced to admit that his big “scoop” a day earlier was bogus:

Last night I made an error in judgment by reporting an item about the president’s finances that didn’t go through our rigorous verification and standards process. I shouldn’t have reported it and I was wrong to discuss it on the air. I will address the issue on my show tonight.

— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) |c2a605c662c5c7d88ea663320ed4ac97|

As promised, O’Donnell addressed it on his show Wednesday night:

WATCH: Lawrence O'Donnell retracts his reporting about Trump loans. pic.twitter.com/JxNsIPhBNg

— MSNBC (@MSNBC) |bbc5116f1660267740122442c1b1167f|

O’Donnell and MSNBC framed it as a retraction, but O’Donnell also said that “we don’t know if the information is inaccurate” and his original tweet (with over 37,000 retweets) remains. Does that seem like a total apology?

“I should not have said it on air or posted to twitter”

*Leaves Tweet up* pic.twitter.com/FsfvXtI1rZ

— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) August 29, 2019

That doesn’t REALLY seem like an apology.

Another dishonest Russia smear by a major media outlet of @RealDonaldTrump. Nothing like it in American history. https://t.co/azfOaRCgkK

— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) August 29, 2019

And you wonder why people hate reporters and the media.

— Razor (@hale_razor) August 29, 2019

It’s a total mystery!

This whole story deserved the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” treatment:

Watch this an laugh very hard.

What a clown show establishment media is.

Video via @alx pic.twitter.com/ejNgVrtPpI

— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 28, 2019

We’re at least confident that Alyssa Milano will buy O’Donnell’s version of things.

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