In this episode, we are joined by private investigator and host of The Opperman Report, Ed Opperman. Ed and I explore the mysterious case of billionaire pedophile Jeffery Epstein. We discuss the basics of the case: how the investigation was started down in Palm Beach, how Epstein evaded serious jail time and charges, and the way in which the media has portrayed his brave victims. Ed examines the strange background of Epstein. He explains how this poor kid from Coney Island was somehow able to rise to opulent wealth and power. Focusing on Epstein’s connections, from Bear Stearns to ponzi-schemer Steven Hoffenberg, Ed breaks down his meteoric rise to protected pedophile and blackmailer of the elite. Ed and I also analyze the reality of the ongoing civil lawsuit against Epstein, and how the victims in this lawsuit are actually winning! Later we discuss the various movers and shakers that remain in Epstein’s orbit, including Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Alan Dershowitz, Chris Tucker, Jean Luc-Brunel, Ghislaine Maxwell and many more.
We then consider how the Epstein case fits into the larger narrative of pedophile rings and professional blackmail. Ed and I take a look at the Franklin Cover-Up and Henry Vinson’s case as earlier examples. We end by reviewing how the alternative media has covered the Epstein case, and how it has really dropped the ball in its investigation. We point out the serious lack of respect and dignity given to victims such as Virginia Roberts, who has been shamed and attacked by the alt-media in much the same way that the mainstream media has, and how these sorts of cases are covered in an exploitative way, designed to titillate, rather than in a mature, investigative way.
This is a long episode with a lot of detail on a case that both us feel very strongly about — a case that has not received the scrutiny it deserves form the media in general. I strongly encourage listeners to go through the documents linked in the show notes and explore this case for yourselves.