Over 230 former ABC News employees have signed a letter urging the network to take a strong stance against Donald Trump:
The letter, which circulated on a Facebook forum for ex-ABC News employees, was written after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer held an informal briefing last Friday excluding several news organizations that have done stories angering President Donald Trump and his team.
Signees ask ABC News President James Goldston to “take a public stand. Refuse to take part in any future White House briefings based on an invitation list of who’s in/who’s out.”
ABC News vet Sam Donaldson calls on ABC to boycott future WH briefings that exclude particular news outlets. https://t.co/tVBxzLgx6q
— Edward M. Davis (@TeddyDavisCNN) March 1, 2017
The petition was started after a number of liberal media outlets were not allowed to attend a press gaggle in the White House. ABC News White House correspondent Cecilia Vega was allowed to attend the gaggle though.
Many big names signed the petition:
Signees include Reagan-era White House correspondent Sam Donaldson and former ABC reporters Ken Kashiwahara, Jeanne Meserve and Lynn Sherr. Among the executives are four former executive producers of “World News Tonight” and top leaders at Nightline, 20/20 and Good Morning America.
Prominent news executives Rick Kaplan, Bill Lord, Paul Friedman, Av Westin and Tom Yellin signed, along with documentarian and the late anchor Peter Jennings’ widow, Kayce Freed Jennings.
This doesn’t exactly show the media as unbiased and fair. In fact, it just shows the opposite.