ABC News is wasting no time attempting to minimize the fallout from Project Veritas’ latest expose.
Network executives have already suspended one reporter. It remains unclear if the broadcasting giant will take further punitive action.
The Daily Caller’s Shelby Talcott reports:
A new Project Veritas video shows an ABC News correspondent bashing the network and accusing higher-ups of intentionally failing to report properly on President Donald Trump.
Wednesday’s newest video shows correspondent David Wright, who has since been suspended from ABC News, talking about how “voters are poorly informed” in part because of the network’s purported refusal to cover Trump appropriately. He alleges that the network carefully crafts its reporting to fit a certain narrative, particularly around Trump.
“I feel terrible about it,” Wright can be seen saying in the video. “I feel that the truth suffers, the voters are poorly informed and people also have the opportunity to tune into whatever they want to hear. And so, it’s like there’s no upside in – our bosses don’t see any upside – in doing the job that we’re supposed to do, which is to speak truth to power and hold people to account.”
Wright added that ABC News fails to “hold [Trump] to account” while simultaneously not giving “him credit for the things he does do.” The correspondent alleged that ABC News is only “interested in three things” in its daily reporting on the president.
Those three things, according to Wright, are “the outrage of the day, the investigation and of the palace intrigue of who’s backstabbing whom.”