Bill and Hillary Clinton – and their extensive network of supporters – are (to borrow a phrase from the Rolling Stones) “practiced in the art of deception.” As reported in Politico, former top Clinton aide, now ABC News chief anchor, George Stephanopoulos, failed to disclose he had donated $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation during an interview he conducted with Peter Schweizer, author of Clinton Cash.
The whole point of Peter Schweizer’s book is to shine a light on the questionable deals the Clintons have been involved with that coincidentally happen to also involve people who have donated to their “charitable” organization, the Clinton Foundation. George Stephanopoulos interviewed Peter Schweizer in a way that questioned the whole premise of his book, but NEVER during the interview did Stephanopoulos ever happen to mention the significant fact that he himself has donated tens of thousands of dollars to the institution in question.
Candidates are lining up to run for the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Hillary Clinton is a top contender, and this man – George Stephanopoulos – knows full well that he helps shape public opinion in his role as a television news anchor. Stephanopoulos steered his questions of the on-going Clinton Foundation scandal in a way that appeared to benefit the Clintons. He did this while never revealing that he has donated recently to the Clinton Foundation. Not just that, but Stephanopoulos is a former top White House aide to President Bill Clinton.
Talk about media bias.
As stated at Politico, when this fact was made public, Stephanopoulos went on the defensive by playing dumb. Stephanopoulos said,
“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.”
ABC News has chosen to play dumb too. The Big Media Industry news outlet sent out a spokesperson to say,
“We accept his apology,…. It was an honest mistake.”