The big story this week was ABC News’ Epstein coverup. Thanks to the fine folks at Project Veritas exposing how the higher ups spiked the story about America’s most popular pedophile. Three years ago (see Hot Mic Catches ABC Anchor Saying Higher Ups Made Her Ditch the Epstein Story and ABC News Tries to Cover Its Butt with Lame Statement About Epstein Coverup). Thankfully, the fine folks at ABC News worked diligently over the past few days to uncover the terrible miscreant who dared leak damning evidence that ABC News cared more about protecting a pedophile and his compadres. Then ABC News fired that miscreant.
Priorities, am I right?
4. As I noted in this thread, ABC News has confirmed they're conducting an investigation into the leak.
In response to an email, CBS News says they're declining to comment for this story. https://t.co/OHEoyahppY
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 6, 2019
5. Update: Two sources familiar with the matter tell me that CBS News has fired the staffer in question. This comes after ABC informed CBS that they had determined who accessed the footage of Amy Robach expressing her frustrations about the Epstein story. https://t.co/OHEoyahppY
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 7, 2019
Well thank God both CBS and ABC worked in tandem to do a little investigating… into an employee who was bothered a pedophile wasn’t adequately reported on.
Think about this for a second. We realize this isn’t an apples to apples comparison, because “whistleblower” is a specific legal term for someone who is exposing alleged illegal activity, not someone who just exposes how shitty their employer is. Bearing that in mind, ABC News and whatever other newsy properties owned by Disney, are slavishly reporting about the Trump whistleblower. Including commentary about how brave he is to stand up against what he felt was outrageous behavior. ABC News and Disney affiliates cheered on the Trump whistleblower all while trying to root out someone who works for them who — at least in the person’s view — tried to do the same thing: expose outrageous behavior.
One is quid pro quo. The other is a story about a pedophile teaming up with other powerful (in a world leader type of way) pedophiles abusing underage girls. Based on the behavior of the people at ABC and CBS, it certainly seems what’s worse to them isn’t the pedophile sex ring. No, no, it’s finding who leaked video of a frustrated anchor who wanted to cover the pedophile sex ring… three years ago.
Remember, Trump calls these people “fake news.” Maybe it’s time for a rebrand. “Fake news” seems rather a kindness for the likes of ABC and CBS.
Exit questions: How hard can ABC News go f*** themselves? And what should Donald Trump call them next?