November 7, 2019

“IS IT ANY WONDER THE AMERICAN PUBLIC DISTRUSTS THE MEDIA?” The media protected Jeffrey Epstein and crucified Brett Kavanaugh.

It should be added here that Page Six, the New York Post‘s gossip column, had reported on ABC’s George Stephanopoulos attending parties at Epstein’s townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. This not only gives the lie to the excuse that Epstein was insignificant, but it also offers a motive for top brass at ABC to do what they did.

ABC News, ostensibly a news organization, sat on one of the biggest and most consequential stories of the past decade. By the company’s explanation, this was for the sake of an editorial standard, a standard that was strangely missing from its coverage of another significant moment in recent U.S. history.

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For many, this incident connects the dots between left-wing media bias and distrust of journalists. It helps explain why people increasingly reject the role of the media as wise gatekeepers, capable of deciding what is newsworthy. And it explains why so many people cheer when Trump calls the media “the enemy of the people” only to turn and sneer when lectured about this behavior by sanctimonious journalists.

Reminder: Disney, which owns ABC News, that ostensible news organization, was also in bed with Harvey Weinstein for over twenty years.

UPDATE: Here’s where the original “Big Three” television networks stand in 2019:

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