Denver-based CNN reporter Jim Spellman called out a perceived media bias in the case of Fox News reporter Jana Winter and her potential jailing for protecting her sources in the Colorado theater shooting story. If Winter had worked for a more liberal outlet like the New York Times, the CNN reporter surmised, she would be getting a lot more press for her ordeal.
Winter currently faces a subpoena and potential contempt-of-court charges for protecting her sources. Many Fox contributors have voiced their support for the embattled reporter, and the story has picked up some steam around conservative media. Yet, as Spellman lamented, Winter’s story has yet to gain extensive coverage within the mainstream media.
On Sunday night, the CNN journalist tweeted: “Observation: If @janawinter, who may go to jail to protect sources, worked for @nytimes instead of @FoxNews the case would be huge.”
The Daily Caller reports that the Times has yet to report on Winter’s struggles.
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