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How the Media’s Infatuation with Eichenwald Overlooks His Sordid Past

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Late Thursday afternoon, freelance journalist and editor Sebastian Jones dropped a friendly reminder for Twitter users how the media’s neglecting to recount the disturbing past of Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald and instead praising him ad nauseam for his investigative reporting looking into President-elect Donald Trump’s finances and connections to foreign governments.

As Jones outlined, the mid 2000’s saw Eichenwald embarrassed after it was discovered that, while at The New York Times, he had neglected to inform his editors, readers, and fellow writers that he had given thousands of dollars to gain the trust of a teenager connected to the dark world of child pornography for a December 2005 expose in the paper.

Jones provided a screen-cap from a New York magazine profile of Eichenwald’s blockbuster and how Eichenwald supposedly stumbled upon the story – READ MORE

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