In a recent communication, NBC reporters sent the Epoch Times a series of inappropriate questions on the religious beliefs of its staff members.
The Epoch Times is a very popular conservative and anti-Communist publication.
The Epoch Times assumed these actions appear to be for a hit piece NBC is working on. So the Epoch Times decided to respond publicly to NBC News before its hit piece was published.
At 10 Am on Thursday, The Epoch Times posted their response to NBC News.
Last week, @EpochTimes was contacted by two NBC reporters who posed a series of highly inappropriate questions about the religious beliefs of our staff.
Here is our open letter response. https://t.co/twKKjulN6o
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) June 20, 2019
Here is part of the response posted today by The Epoch Times.
Unfortunately, the bane of journalism today is the all-too-common practice of writing news to conform to a pre-existing narrative or agenda. This is what The Epoch Times has sought to avoid in all that we do. The best journalism of the past had the truth as its standard, not political advantage.
NBC’s questions seek to dig out what they assume is our agenda by asking about our coverage of President Donald Trump and our relationship with the spiritual practice of Falun Gong.
It certainly does appear that NBC has an agenda with respect to covering the Trump presidency. A study by Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy found that NBC’s coverage of Trump’s first 100 days in office was 93 percent negative.
The plain truth is that because The Epoch Times’ coverage of Trump differs from that of NBC, two reporters have sought to hunt for an agenda that would discredit us.
And the story they have in mind is no small undertaking. For weeks, ex-staff members have been contacting us to let us know that NBC had been asking about their work at The Epoch Times. What a great deal of effort has been put into this story.
These hit pieces on independent conservative publishers is a common practice by today’s left.
As the liberal media continues to lose the trust of the American consumer they are doing more of these hit pieces against their competition.
It would be a better use of time and resources if they just started reporting the truth and quit being cheerleaders for the Socialist-Democrat movement. But that goes against their core beliefs so they attempt to ruin their competition instead.