Billionaire Financier Jeffrey Epstein Arrested 🔒
Charged in New York and Florida
On Monday, billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein was charged with sex-trafficking in the states of New York and Florida. In 2008, Epstein accepted what has been a lenient plea deal for similar charges. Epstein has plead not guilty to the recent charges.
High profile involvement
The recent case against Epstein has been assigned to the Public Corruption Unit of the Manhattan US Attorney’s Office. This is an interesting move, as this unit handle cases involving public officials. Epstein has been known to socialize with influential people such as Prince Andrew, former President Clinton, and President Trump.
The right focuses on Christine Pelosi’s comments in covering this story. They focus specifically on her tweet saying that it is "quite likely that some of our faves are implicated." The right does acknowledge that the comments don’t specify individuals, but they point out that Epstein is connected to Prince Andrew and former president Bill Clinton – highlighting flight logs that show Clinton took multiple trips on Epstein’s plane.
The left focuses its coverage on the plea deal that current Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta offered Epstein in 2008. They criticize his plea deal as too lenient considering the circumstances. Epstein served 13 months of his 18 month sentence, while being allowed to work from his office during the day for 6 days a week. The left also highlights that a judge ruled that Acosta’s office had broken the law in negotiating the deal with Epstein.
Where's the common ground?
There is virtually no common ground on coverage of this story, as both sides choose different perspectives to build their respective narratives around.
So now we wait
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