According to the ABC news insider who leaked a tape of host Amy Robach complaining that the network killed her Jeffrey Epstein story in 2016, he/she is not the individual that CBS fired after getting a phone call from their rivals. Going under the name “Ignotus,” the whistleblower insisted that they had “no motives other than to have this information public” and lambasted ABC for going into cover-up mode instead of addressing the real problem that Robach had revealed.
“I, like many, are at a loss for words on how this has been handled,” Ignotus wrote. “Instead of addressing this head-on like the company has in the past, it has spun into a mission of seek-and-destroy. Innocent people that have absolutely nothing to do with this are being hunted down as if we are all a sport.
“I challenge all of you to actually look inwards and remember why this company engages in journalism,” they continue. “We all hold the First Amendment at the foundation of this company, yet forget its history, its purpose, and its reasoning for even coming into existence to begin with. How lost we are… yearning to be found. I went to Project Veritas for the sole reason that any other media outlet else would have probably shelved this as well.”
In an interview with Megyn Kelly this week, former ABC News producer Ashley Bianco said that while she did pull the video clip of Amy Robach that went viral last week, she was in no way responsible for leaking it or sending it to Project Veritas.
“Did you leak the tape?” asked Kelly.
“I did not,” said Bianco.
“Not to anyone,” Kelly asked.
Bianco was fired by CBS after only four days of employment because ABC told the rival network that she was the one responsible for the leak. And Ignotus is right; the network has been in damage control mode from the moment Robach’s remarks hit the internet. Instead of owning up to their mistakes, they’ve insisted that the real wrongdoers are PV and the leaker. When President Trump goes on the attack like this, he’s declared a criminal. When ABC does it, it’s just fine.
But we’re used to these double standards by now, aren’t we?