Exclusive: ABCNews Star Reporter Busted for Eco-Activist Journalism; Network Investigating Discipline
Posted by Andrew Breitbart Jan 31st 2011 at 8:00 am
Bob Woodruff is a reporter for ABC News who focuses on environmental issues. Woodruff’s career is the sort which convinces Americans to invest their trust in his reporting.
Unfortunately, Big Journalism has learned that Mr. Woodruff has been doing much more than objectively reporting on environmental issues.
Woodruff has been working with an environmental advocacy group, an action in direct violation of ABC News journalistic guidelines. According to ABC News, Mr. Woodruff’s actions were in violation of the company’s standards policies and ABC will take “appropriate disciplinary action” for his not reporting his advocacy activities to them. ABC News further said that if Mr. Woodruff had sought approval for his environmental advocacy efforts, their standards department would have declined permission.
Another example of the kind of @#$% that has made the phrase, “journalistic ethics,” and laughable oxymoron.