WTVD ABC11 STILL not acknowledging its ties to left-wing activist


WTVD ABC11 is running with a story today about allegations being leveled against state Senator Wesley Meredith (R-Fayetteville) by his ex-wife. I tend to be skeptical about news stories involving a he-said, she-said between ex-spouses.  Divorces are nasty, bitter affairs.  Allegations like this increase my skepticism further when they are leveled a month before voters go to the polls to decide a close race. 

Left-wing activist group ProgressNC is quoted as a source in the story, and — if you read between the lines — it’s pretty clear that they tipped WTVD off on the story. ProgressNC is also a major force behind promoting Rev. Bill Barber’s Moral Monday nonsense.  (WTVD is notorious for regurgitating press release content from ProgressNC on-air.) 

What’s interesting is THIS — in neither the Meredith story nor any of the Moral Monday reporting does the station acknowledge that ProgressNC is being run by a recent former employee of the news station. According to his LinkedIn profile, Gerrick Brenner has been the executive director of ProgressNC since June 2011.  His most recent previous job was as a general assignment reporter for ABC11.  That job — according to Brenner’s LinkedIn profile, ended in October 2010.  If that’s true, Brenner has been separated from the station for exactly FOUR YEARS.  That’s pretty recent, and needs to be made clear when reporting info relayed by ProgressNC. blink

WRAL is just as guilty as WTVD in this arena.  The leftist group NC Policy Watch is also a big supporter of all things Moral Monday and Democrat.  Its staff includes former WRAL reporters Chris Fitzsimon and Clayton Henkel. Fitzsimon is a regular “talking head” for various WRAL news reports. 

ProgressNC USED to include Brenner’s bio on its web site.  But, the site has been redesigned and the bio info has been scrubbed.  NC Policy Watch’s web site  does not identify Fitzsimon or Henkel’s previous affiliations with WRAL’s news operation.

Keep stuff like this in mind every time you hear something especially slimy and leftist being “reported” by either of these stations.

2 thoughts on “WTVD ABC11 STILL not acknowledging its ties to left-wing activist

  1. Much of the major media in North Carolina has become nothing but propaganda outlets for the Democrat Party and leftwing groups. They are shameless. Republicans need to start regularly calling them out on it like Jesse Helms used to in his Senate races. They are much biased and propagandistic today than in Helms’ era.

  2. Yes, the networks ate all quilting of left wing bias. The only way to turn the tables is for some rich like a Donald Trump is to buy the majority of stock of these companies to change their view or views back to reporting the news. This whole world is becoming corrupt . Police are not police, they are revenue collectors for the cities, counties and states. The news media are in with them because when report a police car going 25 mile over the speed limit and you catch up with them and find that the police car speeding pulls into a convenient store or resturant to eat. They think they are above the law. I have seen them in a 55 mile an hour work zone and traveling at a speed of 70. What is the difference if the officer hits a construction worker. This is the kind of things that need to be stop. No one wants to listen. I have sent emails to wral and WTVD and these public service stations will not investigate these things.

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