There is a lot of Twitter chatter about serial creep Jeffrey Epstein and his suspicious death in a New York jail cell. That’s interesting enough, I guess.
The public’s lurid fascination with the extremely dead Epstein has led to dozens of conspiracy theories. But I keep coming back to two things about this story that no one should forget.
First, it’s about the victims. It’s always about the victims.
And if not for the work of two Miami Herald reporters who wouldn’t let go of the story, Epstein might be abusing more young girls for his twisted pleasure.
Think about that the next time you’re tempted to ridicule the media as useless because you read something you didn’t like. The sickening saga of the deceased Florida pedophile came to life because Julie K. Brown and visual journalist Emily Michot wouldn’t let go.
Their reporting started a chain of events that led to Epstein’s arrest on new charges. Geoffrey Berman, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, said at a news conference, “We were assisted by some excellent investigative journalism.”
It doesn’t stop with Epstein’s death, either.
Epstein’s many victims deserve the truth behind