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Wed Feb 26, 2020, 09:49 AM

ABC News Suspends Correspondent David Wright Over Mysterious Project Veritas Video Footage

Source: The Daily Beast

ABC News has reportedly suspended one of its veteran journalists over unknown remarks that he made while being secretly recorded. The Washington Post reported that correspondent David Wright had been disciplined, but it remains unclear exactly what he said in the footage. The mysterious video was teased on social media Tuesday by the founder of conservative group Project Veritas, James O’Keefe, who said it “will expose ABC News’ agenda to mislead voters and push their own narratives.” The Post reported that ABC News officials reviewed the footage before his suspension. Project Veritas was previously behind the release of a video that showed ABC News anchor Amy Robach slamming her own network for allegedly sitting on the Jeffrey Epstein story for three years. O’Keefe said on Twitter that he’d release the new footage on Wednesday morning.

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/david-wright-suspended-by-abc-news-over-mysterious-footage-says-report

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Reply ABC News Suspends Correspondent David Wright Over Mysterious Project Veritas Video Footage (Original post)
Jose Garcia Feb 2020 OP
lapfog_1 Feb 2020 #1
Archae Feb 2020 #3
lagomorph777 Feb 2020 #2
ArizonaLib Feb 2020 #8
NewJeffCT Feb 2020 #4
Dennis Donovan Feb 2020 #5
Harker Feb 2020 #14
Dennis Donovan Feb 2020 #15
lagomorph777 Feb 2020 #23
Harker Feb 2020 #25
Ellipsis Feb 2020 #6
thesquanderer Feb 2020 #7
Ellipsis Feb 2020 #9
thesquanderer Feb 2020 #11
Ellipsis Feb 2020 #12
eyeofnewt Feb 2020 #10
Scarsdale Feb 2020 #16
lagomorph777 Feb 2020 #24
Initech Feb 2020 #19
yaesu Feb 2020 #13
jgmiller Feb 2020 #17
IcyPeas Feb 2020 #18
Politicub Feb 2020 #20
YOHABLO Feb 2020 #21
Initech Feb 2020 #22
Harker Feb 2020 #26
rockfordfile Feb 2020 #27

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 09:54 AM

1. Wasn't there going to be a release of embarrassing

photos and video of Adam Schiff with a drug using / dealing idiot donor about a month ago by some right wing nutjobs... Wasn't that supposed to cause Schiff to resign?

What happened to that?

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 09:57 AM

3. Adam Schiff was targeted by Wohl and Burkman...

And all they did at their big "reveal" was post a couple blurry pictures from a gay porn web site.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 09:55 AM

2. I don't know Wright, but I know O'Keefe's reputation.

I think ABC should be very careful before disciplining somebody based on evidence which is probably fabricated or misleading.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 10:34 AM

8. I don't understand why O'Keefe still commands attention from anyone

including most right wing media. But whatever. If ABC wants to use Wright's suspension as a sign to right wing media that ABC is not independent, than Wright could probably use the vacation time to his advantage. If I worked for ABC as a journalist I would be counting minutes to any vacation I had coming.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 09:58 AM

4. If it's Project Veritas

it's most likely something that was selectively edited and spliced together to look incriminating

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 10:02 AM

5. I saw the video - heavily edited single snip of Wright saying "I am a socialist"

I watched the video and it's edited down to "I am a socialist" - nothing before or after (and no gaps to suggest it was a stand-alone statement).

ABC had better reverse their suspension IMMEDIATELY! WTF were they thinking???

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 11:31 AM

14. He might have been quoting someone else.

Context doesn't mean anything to some people.

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Response to Harker (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 11:37 AM

15. That's what I'm thinking as well. n/t

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Response to Harker (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 04:39 PM

23. Yup!

Or O'Keefe might have edited out the word "not."

Or maybe, just maybe, it isn't illegal to be a Socialist, and ABC has no right to fire somebody for it, if true.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #23)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 06:39 PM

25. "Veritas" mea natibus. n/t

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 10:07 AM

6. Daily Caller has it up. It is heavily edited. I don't see anything wrong with it.

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Response to Ellipsis (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 10:34 AM

7. It's truth, or at least honest opinion. But it is critical of his employer. So...

...whether or not you see anything wrong with it may depend on whether you're his employer.

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 10:39 AM

9. Granted.

I'd guess they already know his position.

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Response to Ellipsis (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 10:53 AM

11. They may or may have not known his feelings, but either way...

...I could see why they would not want to put him on the air after the public knows he feels this way.

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 11:12 AM

12. Due diligence. n/t

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Response to Ellipsis (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 10:46 AM

10. Thanks for the link

I watched this video. Other than being honestly critical of his employer, ABC, I don’t see the problem. It’s certainly not anti-Trump. He’s expressing his opinion on the state of news that is reported and the disservice to viewers/voters. And so he’s socialist?
I do have to laugh, however, at the dramatic lead-in...like it’s a serious documentary or earth shattering news.

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Response to eyeofnewt (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 12:01 PM

16. O'Keefe is the fool who

dressed in what HE considered a pimp outfit, to take down an Obama agency. It was laughable, he wore a big hat with feathers and a long coat with a fur collar. Ridiculous. He has been trying to get famous for several years, and screws it all up every time. He is a complete clown. Time for him to give up and get a REAL job.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #16)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 04:40 PM

24. He has this gig because he could never land a real job in a million years.

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Response to Ellipsis (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 01:37 PM

19. They're trying to pour gasoline on a non-existant fire.

And failing big time. Really this is some serious grade A bullshit. Well, anything from Project Veritas or Daily Caller is.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 11:21 AM

13. I'm not sure if they get paid while suspended or not. nt

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 12:14 PM

17. Trump fans will see it as proof but really this is not a bad video

He sounds like he's being honest on both sides, he's saying ABC wants to report the dramatic and if that might not tell the whole story they are fine with. Guess what? That's what the media has been doing for years. This swings both ways and all sides should be outraged, not by this video but by how pathetic jouralists are these days.

I was always taught "who, what, why, when, where" when I watch the local news at least half of the stories fail not on just one of these principles but multiple ones, it's really infurtiating to see happen. How can so many reporters be so bad?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 12:32 PM

18. imagine if we were all subject to this

at our jobs. how many of us have said negative things about our employer? geez this is getting like N. Korea.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 01:54 PM

20. Do these people just go around getting drunk and popping off?

They're just human, but should be aware, more than anyone, that anything they say in public can and will be used against them in the court of media.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 04:06 PM

21. Many of us would agree with his stance on corporate news organizations.

 

Why ''Project Veritas'' is going after David Wright is beyond me.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 04:33 PM

22. Project Veritas can go eat a steaming bag of rancid dog feces.

James O'Keefe is a tool and a fraudster who has been caught multiple times being a fraudster. The fact that anyone takes him seriously is the bigger story here.

Oh and if you look up the dictionary definition of the word "tool", I'm pretty sure that you would see his picture there.

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Response to Initech (Reply #22)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 07:09 PM

26. In a "pimp" outfit. n/t

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 07:14 PM

27. That's the un-American right-wing group that trump used foundation funds to pay

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