ABC News suspends correspondent for disseminating false information. More details inside…
The demise of Kobe Bryant shook the country and numerous online condemned different news sources for giving bogus data on passings of individuals who were not on board the smashed helicopter.
One of those systems under investigation was ABC News as their journalist Matt Gutman said on-air every one of the four of Bryant’s little girls were on the helicopter. Full reports would develop uncovering just a single little girl, Gianna, was onboard. Accordingly, ABC News has suspended Gutman.
“Detailing the realities precisely is the foundation of our news coverage,” an ABC News representative said to CNN. “As he recognized on Sunday, Matt Gutman’s underlying detailing was not exact and neglected to fulfill our article guidelines.”
Gutman would likewise discharge an announcement on his slip-up:
“We are in the business of holding people accountable. And I hold myself accountable for a terrible mistake, which I deeply regret. I want to personally apologize to the Bryant family for this wrenching loss and any additional anguish my report caused.”