ABC News just suspended one of their veteran correspondents, David Wright. The reason? Expressing his discontent with how ABC covers Trump, how they are self-promoting with Disney and Marvel content, and for admitting that he’s a socialist!
This was all exposed in an undercover video shot by a conservative group that secretly films journalists.
Wright is well respected and admired for his work in journalism -- but instead of listening to his critiques and striving to do better in an open way, ABC is responding with McCarthyism!
ABC is likely deciding right now how to handle this. If we respond with overwhelming support for Wright, we can help him get his job back AND force the network to take a hard look at their political coverage and assess how they can do better -- especially in the lead up to the elections.
It’s hard to say which of Wright’s remarks tipped ABC over the edge, but their defensive response is telling.
And this isn’t just an ABC issue -- many mainstream outlets suffer from bias, misleading headlines, and some are even afraid to call out the President’s lies for fear of being seen as one-sided!
Our democracy can’t wait for the media to get this right. Now more than ever we need these companies to take a hard look at how they’re doing, and instead of sweeping criticism under the rug, they should respond proactively and course-correct as needed.
If we can get ABC to give Wright his job back and publicly commit to trying to do better, we’d be creating a new standard of high-integrity media to hold other outlets to. Add your name and forward this widely -- let’s help fix America’s media problem!