The major networks don’t seem to have any room to criticize any journalistic enterprise not named Fox News. On cable this has been ongoing, with CNN’s “media critic” Brian Stelter doesn’t care at all about ABC’s cover-up, for example. In fact, he’s bragging about getting memed over his incompetence (or complicity).
But as Newsbusters today pointed out that the three big networks are equally whistling unassumingly on the topic. Big news broke over the weekend, with Kevin McCarthy sending a letter to ABC demanding answers, and the morning shows weren’t interested.
MK EXCLUSIVE: House Min. Leader McCarthy requests from ABC: 1) provide the Robach interview 2) what facts led to decision not to run it? 3) who was involved? 4) what “outside forces” influenced the call? 5) what evid did Robach have & 6) did ABC ever alert authorities re Epstein?
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) November 18, 2019
You’d think that was pretty big news, but this may be the first you’re hearing of it, because the networks disagree.
“Instead of covering this possible conspiracy by ABC to tank a bombshell story, all three networks focused on a different, more palatable Epstein angle: A debacle of an interview given by Britain’s Prince Andrew to the BBC. ABC, CBS and NBC offered a combined 22 minutes and 29 seconds to this.”
It’s being soft-pedaled on cable, too, and probably on tonight’s network news. Keep your eye out. This is the definition of bad journalism. Ask why they’re doing it.