There’s a reason that the media is seeing its poll numbers on trust sink like a rock in a pond. They continually prove, again and again, that their narrative is more important than facts.
Two stories in the last 24 hours have again proved this point of narrative über alles.
Yesterday, Project Veritas dropped a bomb on ABC News, revealing a hot mic video of journalist Amy Robach complaining that the story that she had THREE YEARS AGO on Jeffrey Epstein had been spiked by the network.
Let’s think about what was happening three years ago, shall we? This video is from this last August. Was there anything important happening in the summer of 2016? It seems so long ago, she says sarcastically…. Oh yes. Hillary Clinton was running for president. And there is Clinton buddy George Stephanopoulos, sitting in the anchor chair at ABC News – who had no problem with socializing with Jeffrey Epstein himself, too.
ABC News and Amy Robach both released statements yesterday. ABC News attempted to cover their ass; Robach probably had to sit down with HR and craft a statement that contradicted nearly everything she said on the hot mic. But the real scandal is that almost no other major media outlet covered Project Veritas’s video.
2. It's rather extraordinary that the news division of one of the three broadcast networks is not going address a major controversy involving a huge story by either having someone read a statement on air but more importantly with having one of its reporters cover it as a story
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 6, 2019
Brian Stelter of CNN, who is a joke, tried to spin ABC News spiking a story about a well-connected pedophile into a “conservatives pounce” moment.
Annnd here's Stelter defending ABC. The media janitor again suggested WE the people are the problem -> "Tuesday's video clip caused widespread outrage, particularly on the right, with many commenters [sic] using it to stoke hatred of the media writ large." t.co/3jQKVwubJi pic.twitter.com/LgGreL7Ucw
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) November 6, 2019
NBC killed story on Harvey Weinstein, saying it didn't meet their editorial standards.
ABC spiked story on Jeffrey Epstein, saying same.
Both orgs (& rest of media) went wild running uncorroborated stories about Brett Kavanaugh being a gang rapist.
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) November 5, 2019
#JOURNALISM: The media protected Jeffrey Epstein and crucified Brett Kavanaugh. Well, that’s just because they’re horrible people. And Democratic Party operatives with bylines.