This sit-down interview between independent journalist Megyn Kelly and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is an important gut-check for conservatives:
Most decent Americans are understandably horrified at the behavior of ABC Network in their decision to spike a story about Jeffrey Epstein’s predatory behavior. In response to the story, McCarthy sent a letter to ABC brass:
13. Here’s the letter (obtained by @megynkelly) that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy sent to ABC News President James Goldston about the Epstein investigation that the network quashed. pic.twitter.com/Fm84sK0xse
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 18, 2019
It’s a tough question without an answer, and as a conservative, I’m extremely reluctant to support politicians stepping in to put ABC’s feet to the fire.
There are serious issues of trust and accountability at the three major American networks (ABC, NBC and CBS) and the radio silence on the issue from CNN is conspicuous. These networks covered for sexual predators, not to mention employed them, and Americans have little few ways to signal our well-earned contempt. And worst yet, we are left without a trustworthy source of news. It’s clear something needs to change, but Kelly is absolutely correct to ask McCarthy what business it is of his what happens at ABC.
Perhaps the solution is exactly what Kelly is doing; she was fired from NBC due to what is increasingly appearing to be a calculated hit to take down someone asking many questions on Matt Lauer, and she’s started filming her own interviews and segments, to air directly on social media. She’s not beholden to a network and as a result, is doing trustworthy journalism.Published in