If not for The Miami Herald, in particular Julie Brown, using old fashion investigative reporting, we would still think Epstein was a "billionaire genius". He was neither.
The media didn't fail here, the justice system failed. Most egregiously the Federal Prosecutor in Florida, but the LA Sheriffs dept, Santa Fe Sheriff, Palm Beach PD, Columbus OH Sheriff, and the New York DA all had shots at Epstein and 'missed'. At any point after 2005 he could have been locked up for any number of violations of his parole, he never attended the mandated therapy, never gave notice of travel, never met the 90 day check-ins, nothing. And remember he pled guilty to a crime that doesn't exist. One cannot solicit prostitution from a minor, that's called "child sex trafficking", not solicitation.
Epstein lived as if he knew he was untouchable by the law because he was.
I think this goes far beyond rich white guy syndrome. My guess is that he was an asset of a covert organization, probably Mossad, possibly the Brits, and it connects all the way back to Robert Maxwell who we know was a Mossad agent and who was found dead after 'falling' from his 100 million dollar yacht in calm seas. Maxwell's daughter was Epstein's one time girl friend and life long fixer, she hasn't been seen in months.