Skip to comments.ABC Policy Required Stephanopolous to Disclose His $75,000 Clinton Foundation Donation
Posted on 05/18/2015 7:28:32 AM PDT by maggief
ABC News actually responds to Free Beacon inquiry
ABC News policy required that George Stephanopolous disclose his contributions to the Clinton Foundation to management before covering stories related to it, according to an ABC spokesman who responded to a Washington Free Beacon inquiry.
Staff need to disclose personal donations to a charitable organization to us before covering a story related to that organization, said Julie Townsend, who heads ABCs news communications. He had not disclosed the Foundation donations to us before he interviewed Peter Schweizer, the author of Clinton Cash.
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Who would ever have thought Stephanonpolous was a partisan hack?
Why is he still employed?
Pffft, it’s just a suggestion. George is sorry, that’s enough.
The brown spots on his nose are actually Clinton excrement.
I hope ABC fights for him. He is indefensible. Smart Conservatives and Republicans SHOULD be moving to make an example of him and DESTROY him.
The Clinton foundation is nothing but a money laundering scheme. It allows the donor to take a legal write off to a “charity” and for the Clintons to accept money without having to pay a gift tax to the IRS.
He shouldn’t be. Some time ago, ABC fired Geraldo Rivera for writing a $200 check for a friend.
BACKSTORY CIRCA 2009-—OBAMA TAKES OFFICE Seems phone calls were being made between Obama’s then-COS Rahm Emanuel and ABC-TV’s George Stephanopoulous.
Media Research President Brent Bozell, a vocal critic, made the claim that these were “strategy phone calls,” and requested ABC to respond. “With each passing day, ABC’s failure to speak to, and about, this issue tarnishes further the network’s reputation as a legitimate news entity,” Bozell writes.
ABC-TV responds to Brent Bozell
Dear Mr. Bozell,
Thank you for your letter regarding George Stephanopoulos. To be crystal clear, George Stephanopoulos does not advise Rahm Emanuel nor anyone else in the Obama Administration. He reports on the Obama Administration. He speaks to Mr. Emanuel, a friend he has know for nearly two decades, as a source, just as he speaks to countless sources across the political spectrum each and every day. That is his job as an anchor and reporter and one that he does according to the highest standards.
In your letter, and public utterances, you falsely assert that ABC News has been silent on this matter. That is simply untrue. Upon reading your press release last week, we reached out to the MRC to make it abundantly clear that you had totally mischaracterized the Politico story written by John Harris last Tuesday.
Indeed, Politico posted a story last Friday by Ben Smith pointing out exactly how badly you had mangled the facts. In that post, Harris stated that, “ The calls are certainly a fascinating Washington ritual, but by no means do I think that George Stephanopoulos is participating in strategy sessions.
To my mind, he established his journalistic bona fides more than a decade ago, even as the Clinton administration was still underway, when he showed his willingness to report aggressively on Democrats as well as Republicans.”
To give further lie to your claim that ABC News has not responded to your distortions, our senior vice president was quoted in the Politico story saying, “George speaks to Emanuel, but he speaks to plenty of conservatives and Republicans every single day — that’s part of his job.
The idea that there is some kind of daily conference call that George hops on is just nonsense and not true.” Furthermore, last Friday, a reporter from CNS News, which was founded by you and continues to be directly affiliated with the MRC, contacted our media relations staff for a piece he’d been assigned to write on this very topic.
We cooperated immediately and provided him an on the record response. We have since learned from your reporter that his story was killed. You have said, “if the charges are false, provide the evidence. We will gladly accept it and consider the matter closed.”
From the moment you issued your first press release on the Politico story last week - and numerous times since - we have made it clear to you and your staff that your assertions regarding Mr. Stephanopoulos and ABC News are false and based on a willful and knowing distortion of John Harris’ original story.
Kerry Smith, Senior Vice President
Editorial Quality, ABC News
So will there be any sanctions against George?
Or is it more important for the Clintons to have their hack in the ABC news department. Does ABC consider it more important to let this slide rather than offend the sensibilities of the Clintons by taking actions against George???? We’ll see.
What happens to Step on all of us depends on what Soros and Jarrett want to happen.
Exactly. What’s next? obama was raised by a transexual nanny in Indonesia?
Nice, he lied to get his job... or ELSE, they knew and hired him anyway.
The ‘news’ ain’t the news ... so I don’t even bother watching it.
“Why is he still employed?”
ABC News banked on Stephanopoulos and Muir as the heavy hitters, while other talent jumped ship. Stephy holds three jobs at ABC News, GMA, This Week, and Chief Anchor, thus leaving the network in deep doo doo.
ABC News: “oh well.”
“I appoligize” no harm no foul
But, it's not the only money laundering scheme in use. I'm thinking of Al Sharpton's mountain climbing daughter who is suing for $5 million because she tripped on NYC pavement. Could DeBlasio instruct his AG to roll over and settle the suit?
Do you think ABC would try to pass off Dick Cheney as an 'objective journalist'? ABC's a bunch of liars... they might as well be doctoring tapes like NBC... or pushing fake documents like Dan Rather... liars. Lowlife liars... liberal elites propped up by black inner city criminals...
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