ABC News just got busted in the act of trying to cut off Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow early while he was answering press questions on impeachment.
News anchor George Stephanopoulous was caught on video right in the middle of making a throat-slitting “kill” gesture in an apparent attempt to get the staff to cut away from Sekulow’s argument in defense of Trump.
This really shows you the state of the media.
See for yourself:
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Fox News has more to say on Stephanopoulos getting caught in the act:
ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos was caught on camera making a throat-slash gesture as the Disney-owned network cut away from President Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow taking questions from the press on Thursday during coverage of the Senate impeachment trial.
Stephanopoulos, a former President Clinton staffer, was presumably signaling to producers to scrap Sekulow’s thoughts on the impeachment trial. ABC aired a few minutes of Sekulow updating reporters on his plans. After explaining that Trump’s legal team will call witnesses who don’t think alleged actions are impeachable, the camera cut back to Stephanopoulos, who was making the throat-slash gesture.
Stephanopoulos then smirked, appearing to realize his gesture was caught on live television.
“And that is Jay Sekulow right there,” Stephanopoulos told viewers before quickly moving along to a panel discussion.
Before he was cut off, Sekulow told reporters that Trump’s legal team planned to prove two different outlooks on impeachment that would both result in Trump remaining in office.
Breitbart added more on what Sekulow was saying before he was cut off:
“We’ve got something very different from what you’re hearing up here,” Sekulow begins.
“We’ve got lawyers that will be put forward when our side of the case goes that represents multiple schools of thought on what is an impeachable offense,” the president’s personal attorney continues. “They have one thing in common: that the actions alleged and the actions of the president do not reach that level — no matter which school of thought you’re on.”
“We’re not afraid to put out both of those schools of thought because our position is you still have to meet basic, fundamental constitutional obligations and they haven’t,” he concluded.
As Sekulow takes another question, Stephanopoulos orders staff situated off-camera to end the broadcast’s feed by making a throat-slitting gesture. The ABC News anchor then segues into a panel segment to discuss the Trump lawyer’s comments.