Accuracy in Media

Jeffrey Epstein’s Wild Media Frenzy 

By: Marissa Martinez

Date: August 12, 2019

Just one month ago, Jeffrey Epstein was arrested in Teterboro, New Jersey, after stepping off his private jet coming from Paris “on charges that he trafficked dozens of underage girls in Florida and New York between 2002 and 2005.”

Just over a month later, Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in an apparent suicide in his jail cell at New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center.

On Friday, August 9, just one day before Epstein’s suicide, CNN reported that “Hundreds of pages of court documents were unsealed in New York federal court allege new details of sexual abuse claims against multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein and several associates.”


CNBC, the Washington Examiner, and many other news outlets have been reporting that then-private citizen, Donald Trump flew on Epstein’s private plane in January of 1997, from Florida to New Jersey.

Not only do reports show the real estate mogul and now current president on Epstein’s plane one time, but the mainstream media continues to cover Donald Trump’s involvement with Jeffrey Epstein rather than highlighting former President Bill Clinton’s as well.

However, the only outlet found reporting President Bill Clinton being seen on Epstein’s private jet and helicopter is the Washington Examiner. The original report by the Examiner read, “Former President Bill Clinton’s Press Secretary, Angel Urena, claimed that ‘in 2002 and 2003, President Clinton took a total of four trips on Jeffrey Epstein’s airplane: One to Europe, one to Asia, and two to Africa.”

The examiner’s reporter Jerry Dunleavy didn’t stop at Urena’s statement, after a review of the flight manifest recorded Clinton actually went on at least 27 flights on Epstein’s “Lolita Express” during at least six trips, not four as originally highlighted by Clinton’s press secretary.

The Washington Examiner and the Daily Beast highlighted the July statement from Clinton claimed the former president only met with Epstein in the beginning of early 2000s, but that has also been disproven following revelations that Epstein met Clinton years before when Epstein visited the White House multiple times in the early and mid-1990s.


On the brink of the sex offenders death over the weekend, the federal appeals court released documents contain one of Epstein’s acusers, Virginia Giuffre, stating she was directed to hav sex with quite a few close political acquaintences of Bill Clinton, but the mainstream media doesn’t cover them in that light either.

CNN reported on Giuffre’s accusation stating, “Maxwell directed her to have sex with former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, a Maine Democrat, former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and other prominent people.”

What CNN and other mainstream media didn’t report is that former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell is an American lawyer who was a US Senator from Maine from 1980 to 1995, serving as Senate Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995, ironically, the same time Bill Clinton was President.

So far only the Daily Caller has reported, “Bill Clinton wanted to appoint a lawmaker caught in the Epstein Scandal to the Supreme Court.”

With a simple google search, Accuracy in Media found an article from the Huffington Post where George Mitchell reminisce on refusing the SCOTUS nomination by none other than President Bill Clinton.

The second man named by the media without context is former Governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson. Richardson whom once ran for President in 2008, and was a two term Governor of New Mexico elected in 2002 and 2006. Before his state and countrywide ambitions, Richardson served as President Clinton’s Energy Secretary starting in 1998 after being unanimously confirmed.   


According to NBC News, Jeffrey Epstein’s body was transported to the New York City medical examiner’s office where they completed an autopsy on the accused sex trafficker, but it needed more information before determining the cause of death. Multiple sources briefed on the financers death stated there was no foul play since he was found unresponsive. Although Epstein has since passed, civil lawsuits and criminal cases could arise according to the latest report.    

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