ABC’s Good Morning America news anchor Amy Robach was recorded prior to her morning show speaking about an investigation into Jeffrey Epstein–showing that Epstein was facilitating pedophilia; that investigation was not covered by ABC. Amy’s testimony was leaked and released by a conservative activist group.
ABC has been defended by left leaning talking heads like Brian Stelter, saying ABC simply couldn’t corroborate the facts. ABC likewise has defended its coverage stating that not all of the information met the network’s standards.
“At the time, not all of our reporting met our standards to air, but we have never stopped investigating the story. Ever since we’ve had a team on this investigation and substantial resources dedicated to it.” — ABC News Statement
There is no excuse not to run this story, ABC did something very wrong here. ABC News buried Amy Robach’s story because of Epstein’s ties to Prince Andrew. According to Robach, ABC News killed the Epstein story because the network did not want to lose news access to Buckingham Palace.
“ABC News has been fawning grotesquely over the royal family for years, desperate for an interview with Kate [Middleton] they will never, ever get. All journalism is greatly subordinate.” —ABC News insider to Fox News.