As uncovered by the Washington Free Beacon Thursday afternoon, Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook interned for ABC News chief anchor and former Bill Clinton aide George Stephanopoulos during his tenure at Columbia University and even thanked Mook in his 1999 book All Too Human. In addition to praising Mook in his book, Stephanopoulos had some rather kind words for Mook on the April 12 edition of ABC’s This Week, gushing that he was "laying down in the law" in wanting to prevent infighting within the Clinton camp.
On Thursday it was revealed that former Democratic operative turned journalist George Stephanopoulos donated $75,000 to the foundation of Bill and Hillary Clinton. In a conflict of interest, the same Stephanopoulos grilled the author of a new book questioning the finances of the Clinton Foundation. (He also failed to report the donations to his bosses at ABC or his audience.)
ABC's George Stephanopoulos acknowledged his tens of thousands of dollars of donations to the Clinton Foundation in a Thursday interview with Politico's Dylan Byers. Byers reported that "Stephanopoulos...said that, contrary to earlier reports, he has given a total of $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation." The Good Morning America anchor also announced that "he will not moderate the ABC News-sponsored Republican primary debate in February after failing to disclose those contributions."
Talking to Bloomberg Politics correspondent Joshua Green on Wednesday, Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer said he was "really quite stunned" by the revelation that ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos gave $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Schweizer called it a "massive breach of ethical standards" for the Bill Clinton operative turned journalist.
Appearing on FBN’s Varney and Co. on Thursday, MRC’s Tim Graham blasted ABC’s George Stephanopoulos for failing to disclose a $50,000 donation he made to the Clinton Foundation between 2013-2014 while repeatedly promoting the foundation's charitable work.
Showcasing an extreme conflict of interest, it was revealed on Thursday that George Stephanopoulos donated $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation and did not disclose the contribution to the public or his employer, ABC . A look back at past interviews shows a cozy Stephanopoulos fawning over the charity. On September 24, 2014, the Good Morning America host praised, "The annual Clinton Global Initiative brings together world leaders...and celebrities, re-imagining the world and taking action."
When it comes to Hollywood, Proverbs got it right: there is nothing new under the sun.
Trailers for ABC’s fall TV lineup are being released and the new show OIL appears to be more of same anti-gas and oil propaganda television networks and movie producers have been dredging up for years.
On Wednesday night, the top English and Spanish networks showed no interest in covering the news that the House of Representatives approved pro-life legislation that would largely ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy that will now move over to the Republican-led Senate. While English-language networks ABC, CBS, and NBC combined with Spanish-language networks MundoFox, Telemundo, and Univision to ignore this story, the Fox News Channel (FNC) program Special Report devoted a 26 second news brief to the bill’s passage of the House.
The Wednesday editions of the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News failed to cover the latest attack on law enforcement as a man charged at a female New York City police officer with a hammer before being shot by a fellow officer. While CBS and NBC ignored this story, ABC’s World News Tonight did cover it and did so with a full report from correspondent Linsey Davis. Anchor David Muir set the scene by describing it as “a moment of horror on the streets of New York City” at “a street corner full of tourists.”
Despite now knowing that the Amtrak train that derailed outside of Philadelphia on Tuesday night was going more than double the speed limit, the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC continued pushing the need for more infrastructure funding and an increase in Amtrak’s budget on their Wednesday evening newscasts. In addition, CBS and NBC failed to mention the fact that train engine in question was only a year old.
Liberal MSNBC co-host Mika Brzezinski on Wednesday bemoaned the "moat" around Hillary Clinton and the difficulty to get the Democrat to answer questions. Appearing on The View, Brzezinski blamed others for Clinton's silence: "She's capable of answering the questions. Get out of her way. Bill, get out of her way. Staff, get out of her way. Let the woman talk."
In what would traditionally be considered a gaffe, Barack Obama on Tuesday attacked those who send their children to private schools and play at "private clubs." (The President does both.) ABC, CBS and NBC avoided Obama's questionable comments, despite eight hours of available air time. In a speech, Obama derided, "Kids start going to private schools. Kids start working out at private clubs instead of the public parks." MSNBC's Joe Scarborough mocked the President: "Is this a self-critique against himself, mistakes he's made?"