- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Project Veritas president James O’Keefe says a “vortex of propaganda” is suppressing his bombshell that ABC News spiked a story on billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein three years ago.

The investigative reporter ripped Silicon Valley, network news, and elected officials this week for downplaying, ignoring, and actively suppressing the story.

Twitter’s trending news on the story had Mr. Epstein’s name misspelled and YouTube did not add Project Veritas’ video into its trending news section despite tallying nearly 2 million views.

“I don’t understand why this isn’t trending,” he said in a video posted to Twitter on Monday evening. “YouTube is burying this. Why isn’t this trending? … You have a bunch of videos here, some of which have tens-of-thousands of views. This one is actually about this ABC video but it’s not our video. It’s Fox News’ video covering our video!”

Mr. O’Keefe’s story features ABC anchor Amy Robach lamenting her bosses’ decision to shelve a story on Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre.

Ms. Robach’s work explored the now-deceased billionaire’s relationships with former President Bill Clinton and Britain’s Prince Andrew, among others.

“I just don’t understand why they have to censor news,” Mr. O’Keefe said. “It’s almost like these Silicon tech companies are in cahoots with these networks and the networks are themselves suppressing information. It’s this vortex of propaganda.”

His tweet also chastised Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for erasing the story from her Twitter timeline after he thanked her from spreading the word. 

“Ocasio-Cortez, our local legendary congresswoman, retweeted this Daily Beast story, retweeted the video,” he said of the New York Democrat. “And, in fact, I thanked Ocasio-Cortez. … After this happened, Ocasio-Cortez un-retweeted this video. … It’s remarkable, the lack of integrity both from Silicon Valley, from our network news agencies and our elected representatives — and this is just day one.”

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