About That ABC Story: Wrong Person Blamed for Leaking Video of Epstein Story Cover-Up
Friday, I told you about the Olympic-level hypocrites at ABC and CBS who took time out from lecturing the rest of us against identifying or punishing whistleblowers so that ABC could snitch to CBS that one of their current employees was suspected of being the whistleblower who exposed ABC’s spiking of the Jeffrey Epstein sexual predator story, and CBS fired her. You’d think the story couldn’t get any worse.
Well, it did.
CBS Fires Innocent Woman
It now appears that the young woman ABC accused of leaking their reprehensible cover-up of the smart set’s favorite serial pedophile and whom CBS fired was completely innocent. Her name is Ashley Bianco. In an interview with Megyn Kelly, she claimed that she is not the whistleblower, and the first time she’d heard of this was when Project Veritas released the video of ABC anchor Amy Robach privately complaining about ABC higher-ups killing her expose on Epstein and his powerful pals, including Bill Clinton. In a way, we could add Ms Bianco’s name to the list of females victimized by Epstein even posthumously, thanks to the complicity of his media enablers.
Ms Bianco tearfully said she just wants her career back and for people to know she didn’t do it. Personally, I think she should hire a really tough lawyer. I hope she ends up with a new career as the owner of ABC and/or CBS.
ABC apparently fingered her as having accessed the tape and leaped to the conclusion that she was the whistleblower. (So of course, she had to be immediately identified and punished, because whistleblower protections are just for people who blow the whistle on people you don’t like.)
The Real Whistleblower Speaks
Meanwhile, the ABC insider who claims to be the real whistleblower released an anonymous letter through Project Veritas, expressing sympathy for Ms Bianco, apologies to Ms Robach and “complete shock” at how ABC has handled, or mishandled, this entire episode, from covering for the guilty to lashing out at the innocent.
I, like many, are at a loss for words on how this has been handled. Instead of addressing this head-on like the company has in the past, it has spun into a mission of seek-and-destroy. Innocent people that have absolutely nothing to do with this are being hunted down as if we are all a sport. I challenge all of you to actually look inwards and remember why this company engages in journalism. We all hold the First Amendment at the foundation of this company, yet forget its history, its purpose, and its reasoning for even coming into existence to begin with. How lost we are…yearning to be found. I went to Project Veritas for the sole reason that any other media outlet would have probably shelved this as well. I thank all of them, and James, for seeking truth.
Those last two sentences are the most damning of the lot. An insider at ABC, one of our largest and most powerful “news” outlets, realized that of all the places he or she could have taken this explosive story, the only one that wouldn’t have buried it is the scrappy little underdog outfit the mainsteam media routinely vilify. They’re the only one that puts seeking truth above the self-serving interests of powerful and well-connected elites. (Although let me put in a word for Fox News, the only 24-hour news channel that actually covered this story from the get-go.)
Remember the Name Ashley Bianco Whenever Media Huffs About Protecting Whistleblowers
Finally, at this link, Charles Glaser of Instapundit ponders a few possible legal options Ms Bianco might consider and their relative chances of success.
He thinks odds are that CBS will end up writing a very big check to make this go away. Well, to make HER go away. But the rest of us are not going to let this go away for a long, looooooong time. Expect to hear it brought up every time the mainstream media go off on a self-righteous lecture about protecting whistleblowers.
Mike Huckabee is the former governor of Arkansas and longtime conservative commentator on issues in culture and current events. A New York Times best-selling author, he hosts the weekly talk show Huckabee on TBN.
Originally published at MikeHuckabee.com. Reprinted with Permission