While ABC, CBS, and NBC all propped up the false charges of insider trading against Georgia Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue (and never corrected the record), they refused to cover new reporting on Monday from the Washington Free Beacon, detailing the account of a former camper who was repeatedly abused by a staff that Democratic Senate candidate Raphael Warnock oversaw for a number of years.
Luckily, Fox News Channel’s Special Report gave the breaking news some airtime.
“The Washington Free Beacon reports that counselors at a camp run by Raphael Warnock in Maryland, in 2002, poured urine on a 12-year-old camper and forced him to remain outside overnight as punishment for wetting his bed,” reported correspondent Steve Harrigan. “The camper, Anthony Washington, now 30, said his family received a financial settlement in a lawsuit.”
According to the original reporting from the Free Beacon’s Alana Goodman, “Washington’s account of the 2002 events provides the first direct insight into the alleged abuse and neglect that transpired at Camp Farthest Out, which Warnock oversaw as senior pastor of Maryland's Douglas Memorial Community Church, and raises new questions for the Democrat, who is currently vying for a Senate seat in Georgia.”
Goodman also found official state evidence (from multiple agencies) that showed Warnock’s camp didn’t require criminal background checks and had multiple cases of child abuse go unreported:
Washington's account is buttressed by records from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, obtained by the Free Beacon earlier this month, which indicated that campers were routinely left unsupervised; staffers were not subject to required criminal background check; and at least five cases of child abuse or neglect were brought against the camp's director, who was ultimately forced to resign.
The former camper also recounted how, in retaliation against him for wetting the bed, he was forced to sleep outside on a basketball court with nothing but the cold air. “It was dark. There wasn’t nothing out there but the basketball court. I ain’t never experienced nothing like that. Like, you’re not in a tent, you’re not in nothing. You’re just out, God knows where,” Washington told the Beacon.
Warnock personally wrapped himself in the scandal when, according to a Maryland State Trooper, he repeatedly tried to obstruct the investigation. “Warnock was arrested at Camp Farthest Out on July 31, 2002, after a Maryland State Trooper said he repeatedly disrupted her interviews with counselors while she was investigating allegations of child abuse,” Goodman reported. He was telling them to get lawyers.
The charges against Warnock were later dropped.
This broadcast network cover-up was the same thing they pulled with the resurfaced domestic abuse allegations against Warnock. And now, despite the fact the new report involved a 12-year-old getting a bucket of urine dumped on his head, the networks still couldn’t be bothered to cover it.
What will it take for the liberal media to cover Warnock critically? Clearly, child abuse wasn’t it.
The transcript is below, click "expand" to read:
Fox News Channel’s Special Report
December 28, 2020
6:21:03 p.m. Eastern
STEVE HARRIGAN: The Washington Free Beacon reports that counselors at a camp run by Raphael Warnock in Maryland, in 2002, poured urine on a 12-year-old camper and forced him to remain outside overnight as punishment for wetting his bed.
The camper, Anthony Washington, now 30, said his family received a financial settlement in a lawsuit.
Warnock was arrested by police when he insisted camp counselors have attorneys present during questioning. The charges against Warnock were later dropped.