More Dirty Money in Clinton Politics
The Chief Anchor of ABC News is the latest to have the curtain pulled down revealing he is in the tank for Hillary Clinton and her machine. It has been revealed that George Stephanopoulos donated at least $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation, a fact he conveniently forgot to mention to viewers even though he was covering a new book on the Democratic Presidential candidate and former first lady. Stephanopoulos worked for former President Bill Clinton for years, a fact in and of itself that should have prohibited him from holding the alleged ‘news’ job he currently has.
The new book Clinton Cash written by Peter Schweizer alleges the former President inflated his speaking fees to a half million dollars per appearance after his wife became Secretary of State. The Clinton foundation and others have denied the assertions but it has attracted a lot of attention from major news outlets.
However when Stephanopoulos interviewed Scweizer about the book examining potential conflicts of interest on ABC's "This Week," Stephanopoulos himself did not disclose his own contributions. I guess after all, he was trained by the masters of duck cover and deny, the Clintons themselves.
Stephanopoulos released a statement Thursday that read in part: "I made charitable donations to the Foundation in support of the work they're doing on global AIDS prevention and deforestation, causes I care about deeply. I thought that my contributions were a matter of public record. However, in hindsight, I should have taken the extra step of personally disclosing my donations to my employer and to the viewers on air during the recent news stories about the Foundation. I apologize."
Stephanopoulos originally admitted to donating $50,000 but compounded the problem a couple hours later and was forced to admit the figure was at least $75,000. This of course all going on while he covers the campaign of Hillary Clinton. It of course makes it obvious he is not an impartial correspondent and in fact should be fired immediately. That of course will probably never happen.
I mean it’s pretty clear the defense Stephanopoulus and ABC News will use… ‘hey it’s not like we’re as bad as Brian Williams’. Or are they? That is the question. Is it worse to make up the news or write checks to those you are covering? I think both offenses are equally inexcusable and should have the result.
Brian Williams will soon be terminated by NBC after the network took a bath in the ratings following his failure to tell the truth about his reporting and subsequent suspension. ABC would send a clear and proper message to viewers about journalistic integrity and it’s news operation if it sent George Stephanopoulus packing too.