Project Veritas video leads ABC News to suspend reporter David Wright

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ABC News suspends veteran correspondent over comments captured in undercover Project Veritas video

WASHINGTON – ABC News confirmed Wednesday that it suspended veteran correspondent David Wright for comments he made in a hidden camera video shared by the conservative group Project Veritas.

In the video, Wright is critical of news media coverage of President Donald Trump, calls himself a socialist, and expresses frustration with the conflicts he sees between the goals of journalism and the corporate profit motive.

"Any action that damages our reputation for fairness and impartiality or gives the appearance of compromising it harms ABC News and the individuals involved," an ABC News spokesperson said in a statement. "David Wright has been suspended, and to avoid any possible appearance of bias, he will be reassigned away from political coverage when he returns."

Project Veritas, founded by self-described "guerrilla journalist" James O'Keefe, is known for conducting undercover "sting" operations aimed at discrediting the news media and liberal groups. Using video – which critics say is selectively edited – the organization claims to expose media bias and hidden left-wing agendas.

According to the group, Wright made the comments at a hotel bar in Manchester, New Hampshire, while covering the Democratic primary.

"I feel like the truth suffers, the voters are poorly informed," Wright says in the video. "Our bosses don't see an upside in doing what we're supposed to do, which is to speak truth to power and hold people to account."

When asked if Wright considers himself a…
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