“Nearly a month after his death, Jeffrey Epstein continues to haunt some of America’s most prestigious institutions,” reports the New York Times, which is one of the institutions in question.
The story involves Joichi Ito, whose case I discussed earlier, back in August.
Ito, who is the director of MIT’s prestigious Media Lab, invited Epstein there and visited several of his homes after meeting “through a trusted business friend” at a 2013 conference, Ito said.
“In all of my interactions with Epstein, I was never involved in, never heard him talk about, and never saw any evidence of the horrific acts that he was accused of,” wrote, who has been a New York Times board member since 2012.
A tech genius who can’t use Google.
Ito has resigned from, among other things, the board of the New York Times.
Almost immediately, the M.I.T. official, Joichi Ito, left the boards of three other organizations: the MacArthur Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and The New York Times Company, where he had been a board member since 2012.
Funny, how none of the lefty cultural royalty orgs had a problem with this until now.
A.G. Sulzberger, the publisher of The Times, and the company’s president, Mark Thompson, wrote an email to staff members that Mr. Ito had stepped down, effective immediately. “Our newsroom will continue its aggressive reporting on Mr. Epstein, investigating both the individuals and the broader systems of power that enabled him for so many years,” they said.
Like… umm our own board member.
Where was that aggressive reporting on Epstein in the Obama era? But don’t worry, the New York Times will absolutely continue investigating the mysteriously dead guy whose death it claims is no mystery.