On Friday, ABC News's Brian Ross reported former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was set to testify that he was directed by Donald Trump, who at the time was a candidate, to reach out to Russian officials during the campaign.

But eight hours later, the network issued a correction and an apology:

But as some remembered, the Flynn misstep was not a first for Ross; back in 2012, he suggested that James Holmes — the man who shot up a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado — might be the same Jim Holmes who was involved with a local Tea Party group.

Ross later apologized and corrected the record:

However, the correction wasn't quick enough for him to escape the notice of Jon Stewart, who was still at the helm of Comedy Central's “The Daily Show”:


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