Well, this is really a non-story. But, it should get as much exposure as possible, because there are still morons who believe the LSM is more or less un-biased.
ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos got deeper in hot water Thursday with his network, which revised upward to $75,000 the amount of money he contributed to the Clinton Foundation without full disclosure to the network or viewers — while he was covering Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and foundation controversies.
Stephanopoulos apologized Thursday and said he should have revealed the contributions, which were initially reported at $50,000.
But an ABC official told Fox News on Thursday afternoon the anchor has changed that number, to $75,000. He is also pledging not to moderate any presidential debates, Fox News has learned.
The anchor is a former Bill Clinton spokesman and aide, and his ties to the former first family are well-known. However, as first reported by Politico, he made multiple $25,000 donations to the foundation in recent years — and while the donations can be found in the organization’s records, Stephanopoulos did not disclose them to viewers as he covered the Clintons.
Even when he interviewed the author of “Clinton Cash” — the high-profile book examining potential conflicts of interest behind Clinton Foundation funding — on ABC’s “This Week,” Stephanopoulos did not disclose his own contributions.
Stephanopoulos said in a statement on Thursday: “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.”
The Washington Free Beacon said Thursday that Stephanopoulos confirmed the donations to Politico only after the Free Beacon asked ABC News for comment.
Meanwhile, ABC News said they stand behind their star anchor. ……..
Well, of course they do. This is because ABC News is a leftist organization which poses as unbiased journalists, even though anyone with an operating synapse knows they’re a bunch of leftards.
Oh, and those rules ABC have about disclosure? They’re not for leftards …. but, everyone else.