ABC has suspended Washington correspondent David Wright for remarks he made that were captured on a new Project Veritas video.
Wright is seen saying ABC routinely denies President Donald Trump “credit” for his accomplishment before calling Trump a d*ck.
He goes on to say he is a socialist. Now he is suspended thanks to Project Veritas, the muckraking outfit that slays giants.
From Fox News
ABC News has suspended veteran Washington correspondent David Wright for remarks he made that were captured on video by Project Veritas.
Wright was disciplined after higher-ups at ABC News reviewed footage in which Wright describes himself as a “socialist” and appears to criticize the network for the way in which it chooses to present the news.
“I feel terrible about it. I feel that the truth suffers, the voters are poorly informed, and people also have the opportunity to tune into whatever they want to hear,” Wright said in the video, which also features an ABC News producer.
“And so, it’s like there’s no upside, or our bosses don’t see an upside in doing the job we’re supposed to do, which is to speak truth to power and hold people accountable.”
The veteran reporter expounded at length on his political views. “I would consider myself a socialist, like I think there should be national health insurance,” he said. “I’m totally fine with reining in corporations, I think they’re too many billionaires, and I think there’s a wealth gap – that’s a problem.”
Wright, 56, also called President Trump “a d—” in the secret recording, while simultaneously complaining that Trump is sometimes not given “credit for what things he does do.”
Wright did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment. A rep for ABC News told Fox News he would be reassigned after serving his suspension.