Yashar Ali 🐘+ Your Authors @yashar New York Magazine/HuffPost Contributor Email: [email protected] Direct Messages Open Text/Call/Signal/Confide/WhatsApp: 310-795-2497. Agents: UTA Nov. 06, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

1. ABC News dealt with a firestorm (and is still dealing with it) after Project Veritas published the video of @arobach talking about her Epstein story in a hot mic moment.

But ABC News tells me they don't plan to cover the controversy and will also not be addressing it on air

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

3. Not giving NBC News any credit for this (because it's what they should have done) but they covered the allegations in Ronan Farrow's book via digital stories and in on-air segments.  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ronan-farrow-s-book-says-nbc-reached-nondisclosure-agreements-least-n1065316 

4. It appears that ABC News is trying to sweep this controversy under the rug by refusing to address this matter on-air and by declining to cover it as a news story.

They have not denied the legitimacy of the video.


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