That Half-Hearted Apology Isn’t Going to Suffice If He Wants to Keep His Anchor ChairPosted: May 16, 2015
Cloaked in Charity, George Gives His Critics The Finger
In a non-apology apology that is unlikely to appease the referees of press ethics, let alone his Republican detractors—and may just baffle morning television viewers who haven’t paid attention to the blossoming scandal within the media-political complex—the former top aide to Bill and Hillary Clinton put the very best face possible on his lapse in judgment in not disclosing $75,000 in donations to the Clinton Foundation when he conducted a contentious April 26 interview with foundation critic Peter Schweizer on This Week With George Stephanopoulos, ABC News’s Sunday show.
Although Stephanopoulos’s case is very different from—and nowhere near as serious as—the embellishments of suspended NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, his explanation of his mistake on Friday morning was much in the same vein as Williams’s claim last February that he made up a story about a helicopter ride in Iraq simply in an innocent, good-hearted attempt to honor America’s fighting men and women.
Willams wrapped himself in the flag; Stephanopoulos cloaked himself in charity….(read more)
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- FLASHBACK: Stephanopoulos Said Clinton Foundation Donors Thought It Was ‘Going To Lead To Something’ [VIDEO] (dailycaller.com)
- George Stephanopoulos’s Clinton Foundation Hypocrisy Is Staggering (nationalreview.com)
- Stephanopoulos to Stewart Last Month: People Give to Clinton Foundation with Hope for Returns (mediaite.com)
- Stephanopoulos says he should have disclosed donations (jsonline.com)
- Stephanopoulos says he should have disclosed donations (seattletimes.com)
- George Stephanopoulos Discloses Gifts to Clinton Foundation (rss.nytimes.com)
- Stephanopoulos Enters into Modified Limited Hangout Phase of Scandal (pjmedia.com)