We no longer have Jeffrey Epstein around due to his highly coincidental and suspicious suicide, or as Hillary calls it, Tuesday house cleaning. We do, though, have the ghost of Epstein materializing at least weekly.
ABC Studios felt his presence most recently.
ABC’s Amy Robach spoke frankly about an unaired story on Epstein that she helped develop. The news piece included connections to Bill Clinton and adventures involving the Lolita Express and Orgy Island.
“It was going to be impactful. Even more so than our seven-part series on Trump’s selfish approach to ice cream scoops”, she recounted when discussing how ABC News killed the story in 2015.
In their defense, ABC stated that
“not all of the reporting met our standards to air. There wasn’t even any video evidence, DNA, polygraph corroboration, confession, or live occurrence at a Super Bowl halftime show.”
ABC also pointed out how busy they were in 2015. “Our priority at the time was a collaborative retrospective with The Weinstein Company on Roman Polansky’s creative genius.”
Following this explanation, Robach appeared to have had a recent head trauma incident. When asked about the 2015 events, she responded: “who’s this Epstein you keep speaking of?”
If it was about standards, one would expect a consistent approach to all ABC reporting. Hence the word “standard.” Say for instance, how they chose to cover the Epstein/Clinton connection compared to Brett Kavanaugh’s coverage during the combined Supreme Court hearings and witch-burning rituals.
A cursory review of ABC’s almost 7000 news items on Kavanaugh, revealed standards as flexible as the personalities of James McAvoy’s “Split” character.
Each accuser’s indictments were thoroughly documented as ABC took the country through five of Dante’s nine levels of purgatory, otherwise known as open hearings.
To give you an idea of how serious they were about standards during those hearings, here’s an actual ABC headline:
In the end, though, that witch hunt did result in the discovery of witches.
A quick scan of the headlines will tell you everything you need to know about the mainstream media’s reaction to al-Baghdadi’s death. Journalists woke up Sunday morning to a pending major Trump announcement planned for 9:00am. Hopes were high as they began praying for a sudden Trump resignation, or perhaps a recording of Trump singing “You Are My Sunshine” to Putin, or maybe the discovery of a Trump diary written when he was 13.
Unfortunately for our single-minded media elites, the announcement was about the raid and subsequent death of al-Baghdadi. Adam Schiff was inconsolable from within his impeachment bunker, otherwise known as the Schiff Sieve. Nancy Pelosi offered her encouragement by bulging her eyeballs out a couple of additional centimeters and yelling “Fly my pretties! Find that dark lining around this silver cloud!”
With those marching orders, here are a few of the actual headlines that emerged during Sunday afternoon.
From USA Today:
With the sub-headline:
Analysis: The ISIS leader is hardly a household name, as was Osama bin Laden.
[A quick note to NBC, if you feel the need to qualify who’s a household name and who isn’t, you might be trying too hard.]
From the Washington Post:
The Post proceeded to play with other headlines like an undecided squirrel plays in the street. First they described al-Baghdadi as “Islamic State’s terrorist-in-chief.” This had to be changed because Obama would never use the word “terrorist.” Then al-Baghdadi was an “austere religious scholar.” This, though, made him sound like faculty at Bob Jones University instead of the embodiment of evil. The Post compromised on “extremist leader of the Islamic state.” The squirrel survived but not without injuring its credibility.
The best headline of the day comes from the Daily Wire. “OOPS: ‘Saturday Night Live’ skit has terrorist thanking Trump for ‘Bringing Jobs Back to ISIS’ — just after U.S. forces had killed ISIS leader”
The media may be intentionally biased but the unintentional bonus was seeing Saturday Night Live funny again, although only momentarily.