Nick Arama


The Project Veritas expose about ABC that my colleague, Elizabeth Vaughn referenced last night, has dropped.

It sounded like it was going to be good, because even before the video came out this morning, ABC even suspended one of the people who appeared in the video, veteran Washington correspondent, David Wright, who has reported for “World News Tonight,” “Good Morning America” and “Nightline.”

So what was it that prompted such a quick response on their part? Had he done something awful?

Project Veritas taped him while he was covering the Democratic primary in New Hampshire.

He was caught on tape talking about ABC’s refusal to cover the news accurately and saying that they didn’t see “any upside” in actually doing their job and reporting the truth.

From Fox News:

“I feel terrible about it. 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,” Wright said in the video, which also features an ABC News producer.

“And so, it’s like there’s no upside, or our bosses don’t see an upside in doing the job we’re supposed to do, which is to speak truth to power and hold people accountable.”

Wright then specifically spoke about their coverage of the president, “We don’t hold him to account. We also don’t give him credit for what things he does do.”

According to Wright, ABC and similar places are interested in three things when it comes to Trump. “The outrage of the day, the investigation, and of the palace intrigue of who’s backstabbing whom. Beyond that, we don’t really cover the guy,” Wright said.

So why is this happening? Wright points to the profit motive.

“It became a profit center, a promotion center. Like now, you can’t watch “Good Morning America” without there being a Disney princess or a Marvel Avenger appearing. It’s all self-promotional,” Wright claimed. “The commercial imperative is incompatible with news.”

Wright makes it clear that he’s anti-Trump, describing himself as a socialist, saying he believes in National Health Insurance, he’s “totally fine with reining in corporations,” there are “too many billionaires” and there’s a “wealth gap.” He also referred to Trump by an expletive.

They also had a little coverage of Andy Fies, an ABC News producer, who explained how people in New York are fascinated by how any one can like Donald Trump. But as Fies notes, if they “cross the Hudson now and then” they could hear why, saying “we don’t understand voters.”

Wright did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment. A rep for ABC News told Fox News he would be reassigned after serving his suspension.

“Any action that damages our reputation for fairness and impartiality or gives the appearance of compromising it harms ABC News and the individuals involved,” the rep said. “David Wright has been suspended, and to avoid any possible appearance of bias, he will be reassigned away from political coverage when he returns.”

Translation: they’re punishing him for telling the truth. How about instead of punishing him, change the nature of your reporting back to actually doing objective news? You might actually find a huge market of folks hunger to see that in a news organization again.

While Wright’s a socialist and that tells you a lot about who media has putting out these stories, he’s right, it’s all about what will make money and what will feed the narrative, not about the truth or the news.

Author: Nick Arama

Source: Red State: ABC Suspends Reporter As Project Veritas Drops a Video Showing Him Ripping Their Coverage of Trump

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has become known for pushing the radical Green New Deal in hyperbolic terms.

From NY Post:

“We’re like, ‘The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change,’ ” the progressive darling said in January, speaking of herself and her fellow millennials. “And, like, this is the war; this is our World War II.”

Last week, she ratcheted up the rhetoric: “It is basically a scientific consensus that the lives of our children are going to be very difficult” due to climate change. “And it does lead young people to have a legitimate question: is it OK to still have children?”

The guiding principle of her eco-vision is to bring about “a full transition off fossil fuels and zero greenhouse gases” within 10 years.

This, of course, would be crazy, impossibly expensive, destroy the economy and cost all kinds of jobs.

But, hey, why let facts and reality enter into it?

And the New York Post pointed out that she hasn’t been practicing what she’s preaching.

She listed 1,049 transactions for Uber, Lyft, Juno and other car services, federal filings show. The campaign had 505 Uber expenses alone.

In all, Ocasio-Cortez spent $29,365.70 on those emissions-spewing vehicles, along with car and van rentals — even though her Queens HQ was a one-minute walk to the 7 train.

The campaign shelled out only $8,335.41 on 52 MetroCard transactions.

This despite the claim from her spokesperson, “Everyone — top to bottom — used the MetroCards.”

And this despite her own criticism of Uber taking business from yellow taxi cabs. Her campaign only billed seven rides to yellow cabs in a year and a half.

By comparison, fellow freshman Rep. Max Rose — whose district is more than twice the size of AOC’s and, like hers, spans two boroughs — listed only 329 transactions for car services, totaling $6,091.29, campaign filings show.

In a district with limited transit options and a $17 Verrazzano Bridge toll, Rose spent only $732 more than AOC on gas and tolls — an indicator of personal car usage.

Ocasio-Cortez was pretty perturbed with the New York Post for daring to actually report on her hypocrisy.

But then the co-founder of Greenpeace Patrick Moore blasted her but good.

But that wasn’t the first time Moore had called her out.

Obviously, Moore is not a fan.

Author: Nick Arama

Source: Chicksonright: Co-Founder of Greenpeace Lets Loose On Ocasio-Cortez For Hypocrisy

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