(FamilyRetirementClub.com) – ABC News reporter David Wright has been suspended for an indefinite period of time because of a leaked video where he said he’s not only a socialist, but also admitted that the network puts the truth in the back seat in favor of anti-Trump bias.
The video, which was released last week by Project Veritas, shows Wright on tape saying:
“We live in a moment where people live in echo chambers and the truth suffers and, in an effort to compete, we’ve become an echo chamber ourselves.” Mainstream media tries “to match the zippy news cycle with responding to the latest tweet and trying to keep pace with the desperate pace of it all.”
Wright said he is not a Trump supporter. Even still, he says mainstream media is so ineffective when they try to be against him, because get “easily distracted” by fixating on Trump’s “outrage of the day, the investigation and of the palace intrigue of who’s backstabbing whom” rather than on issues that affect viewers.
As he continued:
“We don’t hold him [Trump] to account. We also don’t give him credit for what things he does do. I feel terrible about it. I feel that the truth suffers, the voters are poorly informed, and people don’t have the opportunity to tune into whatever they want to here. It’s like there’s no upside in, 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 to account.”
Wright wasn’t the only one caught on tape, though. Andy Fies, a producer for ABC News, was there, too, and was also caught on tape saying some interesting things:
“I mean, people in New York are constantly, I think, fascinated by: how can people like Donald Trump? How can people understand — you know, well f***! Cross the Hudson now and then, and come out and spend some time, and you’ll hear why. You know? And I still think that we, we still don’t understand voters.
“So, you know, real people, you know, talk about practical issues, when they’re thinking about a candidate; ‘I want to go back to the workforce,’ or ‘I can’t afford childcare,’ or ‘I need medical care for whatever.’ Those things aren’t TV-friendly. We want to focus on impeachment, we want to focus on the big s*** going on, but the things that help people make up their minds are little s***.”
ABC News was none too pleased with the video that came out, nor Wright’s comments. Immediately following the release of the tape — or at least after they became aware of it — the company said it was suspending him for an unspecified period of time. In a statement, they said:
“Any action that damages our reputation for fairness and impartiality or gives the appearance of compromising it harms ABC News and the individuals involved. To avoid any possible appearance of bias, [Wright] will be reassigned away from political coverage when he returns.”