CNN's Media Show Fails to Mention ABC, CBS, Jeffrey Epstein Scandal

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Posted: Nov 10, 2019 12:15 PM
CNN's Media Show Fails to Mention ABC, CBS, Jeffrey Epstein Scandal

Source: AP Photo/Ron Harris

CNN's media show, "Reliable Sources," did not mention the growing scandal that has engulfed ABC News and CBS regarding their coverage of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and the firing of an employee on Sunday.

"Reliable Sources," hosted by CNN's chief media correspondent Brian Stelter, did not cover the reports of CBS firing Ashley Bianco, a former ABC News producer who was accused by the network of leaking the video clip showing anchor Amy Robach criticizing the ABC News for killing her story in 2016 that implicated Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, former President Bill Clinton, and members of the British Royal Family in Jeffery Epstein's sex trafficking ring.

Bianco told former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly she did not leak the video to Project Veritas. 

Stelter has partially covered the story in his "Reliable Sources" newsletter this past week.

Stelter instead focused on the upcoming impeachment hearings, how conservative media will cover and spin it, and how Capitol Hill reporters have been feeling while covering the impeachment inquiry.

"The onus is on reporters, not pundits like Jesse Waters, but reporters to help readers and viewers navigate through this story. Media shapes the public’s understanding of issues for better and for worse," Stelter said at the beginning of his show. "And these days, the media encompasses everything... So it is incumbent to seek out high quality sources of information as this impeachment effort unfolds."

Guests for Sunday's episode included Washington Post columnist Max Boot and former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci.

Stelter did not respond to a request for comment in time for publication.