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ABC News suspends 'socialist' correspondent for ripping network's political coverage and unfair approach to Trump

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Project Veritas strikes again

ABC News correspondent David Wright. (Image source: Project Veritas video screenshot)

An ABC News correspondent caught on an undercover Project Veritas video criticizing his network's political coverage has been suspended, Fox News reported.

David Wright, a Washington correspondent, was heard in the video accusing his network of prioritizing profits over news judgment and of treating President Donald Trump unfairly. Because of the political nature of his comments, ABC News said Wright will be reassigned when he returns to work.

The video was recorded while Wright was in New Hampshire covering the Democratic primary.

"Any action that damages our reputation for fairness and impartiality or gives the appearance of compromising it harms ABC News and the individuals involved," an ABC News representative told Fox News. "David Wright has been suspended, and to avoid any possible appearance of bias, he will be reassigned away from political coverage when he returns."

Wright criticized ABC News for its coverage of Trump, saying both that the network doesn't hold Trump accountable and at the same time it does not give him credit for accomplishments.

"We don't hold [Trump] to account," Wright said in the video. "We also don't give him credit for what things he does do. ... With Trump, we're interested in three things. We're interested in the outrage of the day, the investigation, and the palace intrigue of who's backstabbing whom. Beyond that, we don't really cover the guy."

Wright said in the video that he considers himself a socialist due to his support for a nationalized health care system and his belief that corporations need to be reined in.

As a result of poor coverage from mainstream media, Wright said, voters are uninformed and have the ability to get only information they want to hear, rather than an accurate representation of what's really going on.

In the same video, ABC News producer Andy Fies said that even though voters care and need to know about the "little s***" like health care, jobs, or child care, networks like to focus on "big s***" like impeachment because it's more "TV-friendly."


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