@liamxmail #journalistKurt Eichenwald was the administrator of a sick child #pornographywebsite, according to #WikiLeaks.
Eichenwald, a huge #hillaryclintonsupporter, recently attempted to sue an independent journalist for claiming that he had paid thousands of U.S. dollars for child pornography #online.
It turns out, the claims made by the journalist were #true. 👉Counterpunch.org 👈reports: The reporter is #KurtEichenwald, who quit the #Times in October, 2006. He already had a lot of explaining to do earlier this year about his conduct while working on the #justinberrystory when it was revealed in March that, without telling his editors, he gave $2,000 to Berry — an 18-year-old who’d spent five years making child porn of himself, when Eichenwald first contacted him in 2005.
By then, Berry was an adult recruiting minors to perform #sexuallyon webcams. After discovering this, Eichenwald found Berry a lawyer, who took him to the #departmentofjusticeand got him immunity from prosecution in exchange for turning state’s #evidenceagainst four mostly gay and young men. All were eventually charged and convicted of making and distributing porn depicting underage teen boys. After Eichenwald wrote a blockbuster story about Berry for the Times, his journalism techniques aroused controversy in press circles. Even so, no one knew about the $2,000 check, and most of the media feted him.
#Press adulation evaporated in March of this year however, when revelations of the $2,000 check emerged at a criminal trial in Michigan for one of the four accused men. #testifyingthere, Eichenwald said he was not acting as a reporter when he gave Berry the money, but was trying to save him from #sexualexploitation and later demanded the money back before he started doing a Times piece.
This summer, a court hearing in the Nashville case revealed that Eichenwald gave yet more money to Berry, again without telling his editors. #CounterPunch was the first to report this, and days later, the Times picked up the story. The Times didn’t say what the money — $1,184 — bought, and Eichenwald demurred that he had no independent recollection of having spent it.