This just In—There is a very good reason the Susan Rice story did not get any attention at ABC News. Besides the obvious liberal bias at the network, Rice herself has a personal connection to the news organization. That connection likely caused many in the news division to outright ignore the story, and deny it coverage.
As reported by FireAndreaMitchell.com, Rice, the former National Security Advisor to President Obama, is married to Ian Cameron. Cameron, a Canadian, spent 13 years as an executive producer at ABC News. He wasn’t just an employee. He was an integral part of the network’s news division. He has significant connections to many of the key members at ABC News.
A direct relationship between a political figure and a media member who should keep them in check is often referred to as “media incest.” So let’s look at the relationship Susan Rice’s husband had with ABC News.
According to Heavy.com, Cameron first joined ABC News in 1998. During his time there, he served as the senior Washington producer for “ABC World News with Charles Gibson.” He later went on to be the executive producer of the “This Week” Sunday news program.
Even though Cameron left ABC News in 2011, many of his co-workers and friends are still in place. That camaraderie is likely the reason ABC News didn’t even mention Cameron’s wife in their coverage for days after the scandal broke. In fact, the first mention of it on the ABC News website came today, when they posted a “What You Need to Know” article detailing a timeline and background of the events. There was no outrage or hint of scandal that ABC News usually takes on when reporting on President Trump and his controversies.
This isn’t the first instance of “media incest” at ABC News.
George Stephanopoulos, a former Communications Director for the Clinton White House, is a senior anchor at ABC News. He is also one of their leading voices for the Democratic agenda on the network. He also worked closely with Cameron. Stephanopoulos actually invited Cameron to join “This Week,” so he likely knows Susan Rice very well. Upon leaving ABC, Cameron wrote about his time working with Stephanopoulos and “This Week,” saying “It has been a privilege to contribute to the national political conversation.”
It should also be noted that the picture included with this story show Rice, her husband, and another media member: Maureen Dowd. Dowd is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist at The New York Times. She was also named one of America’s most influential liberals by the Daily Telegraph. As you might expect, The New York Times has been dismissive of accusations against Rice.
Even for the D.C. Beltway, there is certainly a cozy relationship between Rice and the mainstream media. Which really does explain a lot.
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