The Justice Department should investigate Disney’s Jeffrey Epstein cover up

Nov. 5, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to ABC News reporter Amy Robach’s allegations, revealed by Project Veritas, that ABC News, which is owned by Disney, covered up the Jeffrey Epstein story three years ago:

“Project Veritas’ release of footage featuring respected broadcast journalist Amy Robach describing how the Jeffrey Epstein story was spiked by her bosses calls into question the very concept of whether we still have a free and independent media. Robach alleges that Buckingham Palace and other influential world leaders threatened access to ABC News should her story run about Epstein’s pedophile island and the alleged abuses at the hands of many elites, including Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew. The severity of the charges against those who are named by one of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged victims are monstrous but when you realize that ABC is owned by the Disney Corporation it becomes beyond troubling. No corporation in the world has the same standing among children as Disney. And if Ms. Robach’s claims are true, Disney not only sheltered what may have been the worst pedophile in American history, but through their decision to not broadcast the allegations, subjected children to three more years of alleged torture and abuse.

“This is not the first time in the past two months that Disney’s journalistic ethics have been called into question, as their cable sports network ESPN kowtowed to the communist Chinese government during the flareup with the NBA by publishing maps that dramatically expanded Chinese territory including subsuming independent Taiwan into Red China. Our nation has a media crisis: Too few corporations own too much media. This is why Americans for Limited Government opposed the AT&T-Time Warner merger and continues to urge the Justice Department to review the approvals given to the Comcast-NBC Universal merger given almost a decade ago. When few control what gets reported, honest journalists like Ms. Robach have very few options to get the truth out and report crimes against humanity that impact the powerful who rub elbows with media owners.

“Over the last four years our nation has witnessed media collusion legitimizing intelligence officials’ assessments that are purely political poppycock and theater with the goal of overturning the presidential election of 2016. Any illusion that major media is independent and trustworthy has been shattered and this latest coverup of the Jeffrey Epstein predation by Disney validates all the concerns about the level of manipulation that America is subjected to, which is unacceptable and must addressed.

“In the specific case of Jeffrey Epstein, it is reasonable to ask whether victims over the past three years have a legitimate claim against Disney and if Disney could be prosecuted by the Justice Department under 18 USC section 4 for their failure to report the felonies allegedly committed by Epstein and his powerful friends. Given the irregularities of Epstein’s death and Attorney General William Barr’s Aug. 12 pledge to continue the investigation, Disney executives responsible for killing the Epstein story should not be resting easy in the wake of the Robach’s jaw-dropping revelations.”

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