Brian Stelter uses Epstein story to hit ‘right wing’ for stoking ‘hatred of the media’

Brian Stelter uses Epstein story to hit ‘right wing’ for stoking ‘hatred of the media’
Brian Stelter (Image: CNN video screen grab)

[Ed. – Yes, it’s all conservatives’ fault. ABC News did nothing wrong.]

CNN’s Brian Stelter on Tuesday used video evidence that ABC had buried a story on Jeffrey Epstein to argue that conservatives had weaponized the video to harm the media.

The CNN chief media correspondent framed the story as ABC News going on the “defensive” against Project Veritas, which Stelter called a “right-wing, pro-Trump activist group.”

“Tuesday’s video clip caused widespread outrage, particularly on the right, with many commenters using it to stoke hatred of the media writ large,” Stelter wrote in his nightly newsletter. “Personally, the most troubling part to me is Epstein’s usage of high-profile, high-priced lawyers to intimidate news outlets. …”

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In the leaked footage, ABC’s Amy Robach said her interview with alleged Epstein victim Virginia Roberts was suppressed in response to pressure from external sources, including the British royal family.

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