ABC Suspends Reporter After “Sting” By Right Winger

The Washington Post reports:

ABC News suspended one of its veteran correspondents late Tuesday for unguarded remarks he made in a video by operatives of Project Veritas, the conservative group that records “undercover” footage of mainstream journalists to bolster its accusations of media bias.

The network disciplined David Wright, who reports for ABC’s signature news programs, including “World News Tonight,” “Good Morning America” and “Nightline.” Several people confirmed Wright’s suspension, but it wasn’t clear what specifically prompted ABC to take action against the reporter.

Network officials reviewed the footage of Wright that Project Veritas recorded, according to people familiar with the episode. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the issue.

At this writing the video has not been released by Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe [photo], who is widely known for deceptively editing such clips. He has been successfully sued and faced criminal charges for previous undercover videos. Most of his so-called stings end in a puff of shrugging.