MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Apologizes for Poorly Sourced Trump-Russia Story

Last night MSNBC’s Laurence O’Donnell claimed that Russian oligarchs tied to Vladimir Putin co-signed Deutsche Bank loans that President Trump took out. Apparently he had no good source on this info, and in the video where he’s talking to Rachel Maddow he says “if true”. Rachel Maddow practically salivates over the story in the clip that can be seen below, although it appears his ‘if true’ turned out to be a burn. Today he took to Twitter to apologize.

SEE TWEET FROM @Lawrence BELOW:

SEE VIDEO BELOW WHERE O’DONNELL MAKES POORLY SOURCED CLAIMS:

Conservative icon Ryan Saavedra tweeted right around the time O’Donnell did indeed apologize saying that he has yet to apologize, (maybe he hadn’t seen it yet?) and O’Donnell was also called out by The Washington Examiner, in a piece titled: “How long before Lawrence O’Donnell has to retract his supposed Russia scoop?”

SEE TWEET FROM @RealSaavedra BELOW:

This is not the first oopsie by O’Donnell as he once was busted flipping out at his peers in a leaked 2017 video over sound issues. The blurb on the video by Inside Edition reads:

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell is in the news today for blowing his top! He apparently lost it during a commercial break on his show, at one point throwing a pen on the ground and exclaiming, “Jesus Christ!” The video, which was leaked to the website Mediaite, shows O’Donnell in a growing state of anger as he’s distracted by noise in his earpiece and a person with a hammer. “Stop the hammering,” he yelled repeatedly. “Who’s got a hammer? Where is it? Where’s the hammer?”

O’DONNELL APOLOGIZED FOR YELLING AT STAFF IN LEAKED VIDEO BELOW:

Most likely he will get a few chides by his peers in the media and this will be laughed about on social media for a few days and then mostly go away, as the left doesn’t face nearly the type of scrutiny as right-leaning media icons do. Example: Tucker Carlson under fire as he loses advertisers for controversial statements. This isn’t to say that the examples are exactly the same, only that the outcomes are often all too predictable.