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  • Trump wants Oprah on his ticket

    06/16/2015 10:51:26 PM PDT · by z taxman · 156 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/16/15 | Ben Kamisar
    Newly minted Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump believes he has a way to guarantee that he’ll win the White House: Oprah Winfrey on the ticket. "I think Oprah would be great. I'd love to have Oprah," Trump told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in an excerpt from Trump's first interview after his Tuesday morning presidential announcement. "I think we'd win easily, actually.”
  • All we need to know about Hillary Clinton’s lies can be found in a simple Google search

    06/11/2015 10:19:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/11/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    To learn what we need to know about Hillary’s Clinton Family Foundation corruption and lies we need only do a quick Google search. Here is what a brief search revealed. Just since April 22 there have been a number of major stories outlining how Hillary sold out America to gather the $1.5 BILLION she believes will get her elected as the nation’s first female president. On April 22, Breitbart News posted a story about how she sold easy access to uranium, the main ingredient of nuclear weapons, to the Russians. To make this happen Bill Clinton made a speech to...
  • Donation little hindrance to Stephanopoulos interviews

    06/02/2015 7:30:20 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    wtoc ^ | 6-2-2015 | DAVID BAUDER, AP
    <p>Newly declared Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham's interview with George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America" Tuesday is the latest sign that the ABC anchor's donations to the Clinton Foundation seem not to have impeded his coverage of the upcoming presidential elections.</p>
  • Absence of a Smoking Gun Doesn't Equate to Innocence

    05/29/2015 5:39:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Let's say, just for kicks, you murdered your husband (or wife). Your neighbors have been suspicious ever since your nightly arguments suddenly stopped, right around the time you put something large in your trunk and drove off in the middle of the night. Now they see you driving his car and putting his suits and golf clubs up for sale on eBay. The police find your explanations implausible and contradictory, and then you tell the cops to direct all future questions to your lawyer. The good news is that you have fans. Some neighbors think you're the cat's pajamas. They...
  • Herman Cain mocks Santorum's 'doomed presidential bid'

    05/28/2015 11:54:11 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/28/2015 | Adam Lerner
    Failed Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain decried former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) for entering a presidential race he is unlikely to win. The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO tweeted about Santorum’s “doomed presidential bid” and lobbed another bomb at ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, mocking Santorum for making his announcement in an interview with the “pretend journalist.” (Stephanopolous’ standing among Republicans has fallen considerably since POLITICO reported that he had given $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation.) The tweet linked to a blog post published by columnist Robert Laurie on the Cain TV website on Thursday, questioning “why every GOP throwback candidate feels they...
  • Rick Santorum to announce presidential bid in interview with … George Stephanopoulos

    05/27/2015 12:14:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/27/2015 | AllahPundit
    So that proposed GOP boycott of Steph lasted not quite two weeks. Good job, everyone. Are we sure we don’t give him another shot at moderating a crucial Republican debate?When you’re at two percent in the polls, I guess you can’t afford to be choosy when a broadcast network offers you free airtime. Well played, Mr. Stephanopoulos. Very well played. Rick Santorum, the former Republican senator from Pennsylvania, will announce today that he will seek the GOP nomination for president in 2016, ABC News has learned. ABC News’ Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos will sit down for an exclusive interview...
  • How Republicans saved Stephanopoulos

    05/27/2015 9:30:08 AM PDT · by maggief · 14 replies
    POLITICO ^ | May 27, 2015 | DYLAN BYERS
    Two weeks ago, conservatives were calling for George Stephanopoulos to recuse himself from all coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign, on the grounds that the ABC News anchor had failed to inform viewers of his financial donations to the Clinton Foundation. Three days after that controversy broke, Stephanopoulos hosted an exclusive interview with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Then, on Wednesday, he landed an even bigger exclusive: Rick Santorum, the former Republican senator from Pennsylvania, would be announcing his bid for the presidency. Stephanopoulos also landed the first interview with Santorum, which will take place this afternoon. The McConnell...
  • ABC spox in Stephanopoulos flap worked in Clinton White House (the Clinton Coven at ABC)

    05/26/2015 8:50:58 AM PDT · by Liz · 25 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/23/15 | FOX NEWS
    The ABC News spox who slow-walked The Washington Free Beacon’s request for comment on ABC's Stephanopoulos’ undisclosed donations to the Clinton Foundation also worked in the Clinton admin. Heather Riley -- spox for ABC News programs helmed by Stephanopoulous, “GMA” and “This Week” -- worked in the White House press office 1997-2000, according to LinkedIn, and is a member of the Facebook group “Clinton Admin Alumni.” Fox reports The Free Beacon contacted ABC News on the afternoon of May 13 to request comment. “I was just forwarded your email about George. I’m going to send you something,” Riley emailed TFB...
  • Obama Memorial Day tweet from the Democrats slammed

    05/24/2015 5:57:33 AM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 24, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The official Democratic Party Twitter account, @TheDemocrats, is being slammed by a media figure who himself has a history as a Democrat operative. Jake Tapper of CNN has, by almost all accounts, worked hard (harder than George Stephanopoulos by the evidence) to be fair toward Republicans, despite having once worked as press secretary for Chelsea Clinton’s mother-in-law Majorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, when she was a liberal Democrat member of the House of Representatives. Of course, Tapper did appear on the Clinton Foundation website as a speaker at an event, only to have that mention go poof! and disappear in the wake of...
  • Keith Ellison: 'Proud to Stand' with Rand Paul

    05/24/2015 8:59:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Not the endorsement someone heading into the Republican primaries would normally want, but it's the one Rand Paul got. On today's This Week [hosted by Jonathan Karl in the absence of Stephanopoulos], far-left Rep. Keith Ellison declared that on a variety of issues, including opposition to the Patriot Act, he is "proud to stand" with Rand Paul. Roll the video and watch Bill Kristol look on benignly as Ellison praises Paul. You can imagine he was thinking that every Ellison accolade was another chunk of GOP primary voters lost for Kristol's least-favorite Republican candidate. In the unkindest cut, Kristol claimed...
  • There Is No Such Thing as Unbiased Journalism, So Let's Stop Pretending

    05/22/2015 1:31:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | David Harsanyi
    If you're an intellectually curious person -- and if you're a journalist, let's assume that you are -- you are likely to have embraced a number of notions about how the world works, how it should work and who should be running it. This is natural. It's inevitable, then, that most journalists have formed some opinions about partisan politics. It's unrealistic to expect that even the most conscientious journalist can wholly divorce his or her professional work from his or her philosophical positions. And even if that person were to put forth the sincerest effort possible, biases are likely to...
  • Most Voters Expect Biased News Coverage of 2016 Presidential Race

    05/21/2015 6:35:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Rasmussem ^ | May 21, 2015
    In the wake of the George Stephanopoulos scandal, most voters doubt the accuracy of political news coverage and think most reporters will slant their coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters now do not trust the political news they are getting. That's a 16-point jump from 45% last October. Twenty-one percent (21%) still have confidence in the political coverage they get, but that's down from 33% in the earlier survey. Seventeen percent (17%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.) When it comes to...
  • Politico Touts ‘Frugal Habits’ of George Stephanopoulos’s Wife (haggling over yard sales)

    05/21/2015 2:01:59 PM PDT · by drewh · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | | May 21, 2015 | 2:48 PM EDT | By Jeffrey Meyer
    In the wake of the ongoing controversy surrounding ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos and his failure to disclose $75,000 worth of donations to the Clinton Foundation, and now news of his $105-million contract with the network, Politico decided to tout the “frugal habits of his wife” actress Ali Wentworth. Author Kate Glassman Bennett writes that “as word spread of the beleaguered Good Morning America anchor’s exorbitant take — following on criticism of his $75,000 of ill-conceived donations to the Clinton Foundation — certain circles back here in Washington were twittering about the frugal habits of his wife.” Despite being a multimillionaire,...
  • Stephanopoulos Clinton Foundation Scandal Inspires Hilarious Street Art

    05/21/2015 11:56:01 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 21, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    One fringe benefit of the George Stephanopoulos Clinton Foundation scandal in which ABC's This Week host failed to disclose that he donated $75,000 (plus lots of time) to that organization while interviewing "Clinton Cash" author Peter Schweizer  is that it has inspired some really hilarious street art. The poster art appears to be the work of the conservative street artist who goes by the name of "Sabo." Not only was it just the art that served as comedy relief but also where it was located as revealed in a tweet this morning by the Weekly Standard senior writer, Mark Hemingway.
  • The ‘Old and Relentless’: The Clinton soap opera continues

    05/21/2015 9:32:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-19-15 | Charles Hurt
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the longest-running Southern Gothic soap opera in American history! It is a mix of "Days of Our Lives," "Dr. Phil," "The Sopranos," "Oprah" and "Judge Judy" all rolled into one, long, endless saga called "The Clintons — a Tale of Naked Ambition, Unquenchable Libido, Towering Greed and Their Desperation to be a Part of Every American's Life as Long as We Live." It is about 20 years on from being "The Young and the Restless." It has become "The Old and Relentless." Washed Up. Won't stop talking. Won't stop spinning. Won't stop lying. Won't...
  • ABC's Stephanopoulos ‘helped hatch’ 2009 Dem strategy (being coached as Repub debate host?)

    05/20/2015 5:53:48 AM PDT · by Liz · 29 replies
    NY POST - PAGE SIX ^ | 5/19/15 | Emily Smith and Bruce Golding
    ABC's Stephanopoulos never really left Clinton-land — and it didn’t bother his ABC News bosses....he had daily phone contact with high-powered Democrats at the same time he anchored ABC's “This Week,” soon to host “GMA.” Politico reports Stephanopoulos was in a “round-robin phone chat” w/ Democrat honchos in which political strategy was “quite likely....being hatched”.... Stephanpolous said he "learned a lot." Ex-Clinton staffer, now an ABC spox, Heather Riley, insisted it “wasn’t true then, and it isn’t true now” but acknowledged: “... he talks to his friends once in a while....”
  • Liberal Billionaire Steyer, Univision Network Also In Bed With The Clinton Foundation

    05/20/2015 11:15:42 AM PDT · by drewh · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 19, 2015 | 8:26 PM EDT | By Alatheia Larsen
    The Clinton Foundation scandal continues to spread ever since the news broke that it did not disclose millions of dollars of donations from foreign governments and businessmen. It’s already infected ABC, as anchor George Stephanopoulos was forced to apologize for personal undisclosed donations to the foundation. He has yet to acknowledge or apologize for some of the other connections that have surfaced. But the connections don’t stop there, they extend to other prominent lefties and to a Spanish-language media outlet. Through its Too Small to Fail initiative, The Clinton Foundation is tied to Tom Steyer and the American Spanish language...
  • Little Stephanopoulos (D-ABC) Is Too Big to Fail

    05/19/2015 1:25:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 15, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is from the Washington Free Beacon that broke the Stephanopoulos story. Oh, there's more on that. Do you realize ABC just paid him $105 million on a re-up? Before all this broke, Stephanopoulos, his contract was due to expire soon, $50 million over five years or six, whatever it was. they bumped him up to $105 million, seven years, through 2021, which would be what? That would be through Hillary's reelection. That's how long his deal is. They have committed guaranteed $105 million to Stephanopoulos, not in a lump, he's gotta earn it every year, but they've guaranteed...
  • NY Post: Stephanopoulos gets $105M from ABC

    05/19/2015 9:32:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/19/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    When it emerged that George Stephanopoulos had failed to disclose $75,000 in donations to the Clinton Foundation to either the network or viewers while repeatedly covering the organization, ABC News declared that it would stand by its “chief news anchor.” The New York Post’s Emily Smith explains that they have one hundred and five million reasons to ignore their own declared standards and practices. ABC renewed Stephanopoulos’ contract last year for more than double what NBC paid Brian Williams … and it’s working out just as well: ABC has plenty of reasons to be freaking out over the George...
  • George Stephanopoulos’ future — and $105M contract — in danger

    05/19/2015 1:30:46 AM PDT · by maggief · 34 replies
    NYPost ^ | May 18, 2015 | Emily Smith
    ABC has plenty of reasons to be freaking out over the George Stephanopoulos scandal — $105 million, to be exact.
  • ABC’s ‘secret’ $105M gamble on Stephanopoulos

    05/19/2015 5:40:59 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 19 replies
    Page Six NY Post ^ | May 18, 2015 | Emily Smith
    ABC has plenty of reasons to be freaking out over the George Stephanopoulos scandal — 105?million, to be exact. The “Good Morning America” and “This Week” anchor renewed his contract last year for $105 million, TV industry sources told The Post Monday. The seven-year deal — which dwarfs the five-year, $50 million contract scored by since-suspended NBC rival Brian Williams — was supposed to keep Stephanopoulos in front of ABC’s cameras through 2021. But now his credibility, and future, have been called into question since he admitted Friday that he had donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation since 2011, just...
  • Big Trouble for Little Stephanopoulos

    05/18/2015 1:13:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 18, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We got George Stephanopoulos in bigger trouble at ABC than anybody knows. ABC is more worried about this than anybody knows. That's the story on Page Six of the New York Post today, and I tend to think that it's probably true. I really do. Stephanopoulos was to be, for lack of a better term, the anchor of their entire 2016 presidential campaign coverage. And he has just rendered himself -- well, in the game of pretense, where we all pretend the media's objective, and we all pretend the media is all journalists and so forth, under that umbrella...
  • Stephanopoulos Another Example Of Revolving Door Journalism (lefty tap-dancer extraordinaire)

    05/18/2015 5:04:46 AM PDT · by Liz · 14 replies
    news.investors.com/ibd-editorials ^ | 5/15/15 | IBD EDITORIAL
    Stephanopoulos' gift to the Clinton Foundation says a lot---the MSM is dominated by the left. Stephanopoulos poses as an objective journalist when, in fact, his entire background has been hard-left political.....he finally made it in Bill Clinton's 1991 campaign. In "The War Room," a 1993 documentary of that race, Stephanopoulos comes across as politically ruthless.....he menacingly says: "I guarantee if you do this, you'll never work in Democratic politics again." He was 30 years old. In the WH, Stephanopoulos was a spinmeister par excellence, dealing with Clinton's scandals — bimbo eruptions, Whitewater, Travelgate, Filegate, Nannygate, coptergate—etc. When former FBI agent...
  • Stephanopoulos ‘crisis’ at ABC

    05/18/2015 6:55:30 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 65 replies
    Page Six NY Post ^ | May 18, 2015 | Emily Smith
    Network honchos at ABC are scrambling to keep their George Stephanopoulos scandal from becoming a Brian Williams disaster. Insiders at ABC News said higher-ups were blindsided by Stephanopoulos’ hefty undisclosed donations to the Clinton Foundation, saying the contributions may have made damaged goods of their biggest star. “This is a bigger crisis than ABC will admit,” a source told The Post. “George is the centerpiece of their 2016 coverage. By donating to the Clintons, he has blown his credibility in one catastrophic move. “How can he moderate a debate or question a Republican candidate without questions over his impartiality?” Stephanopoulos...
  • Stephanopoulos Has Got to Go

    05/18/2015 6:13:00 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/17/2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    What to think about George Stephanopoulos? Some years ago, I worked with a young man who would later become momentarily infamous, during the season of Stephen Glass and Jayson Blair, when he was found to have fabricated aspects of stories for a very high-profile national news outlet. I found all those episodes maddening: As a writer for small community newspapers, I was used to being blown off by sources, accustomed to politicians and other worthies refusing to return my calls. But if you’re a writer for the Washington Post or The New Yorker, people pick up the phone when you...
  • George Stephanopoulos has forfeited all trust as a newsman

    05/17/2015 6:35:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 16, 2015 | Michael Goodwin
    My, my, the bigger they are, the dumber they think we are. Dan Rather of CBS was toppled by a phony document scam. Lyin’ Brian Williams at NBC casually mixed fact with self-aggrandizing fiction. Now George Stephanopoulos is caught in a Clinton web of deceit at ABC. The hat trick of arrogant anchor scandals helps explain why Americans don’t trust network news. With apologies to Walter Cronkite, that’s the way it is, and the way it is stinks. Stephanopoulos shares with Rather and Williams the rotten distinction of fessing up only after being exposed by real journalists. In his case,...
  • Republicans Revolt Over Stephanopoulos’s Conflict of Interest At ABC

    05/14/2015 2:50:49 PM PDT · by VinL · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5/14/2015 | Debre Heine
    Amidst revelations that ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos was an undisclosed contributor to the Clinton Foundation slush fund at the same time he was defending it on the air, some GOPers are finally putting their foot down. Conn Carroll, formally the White House correspondent for Townhall and currently communications director for Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) had this to say on Twitter: "I'm not letting my boss go on ABC until GStephanopoulos recuses himself from all 2016 coverage." And Rand Paul is the First Republican presidential candidate to say George Stephanopoulos shouldn’t moderate the 2016 debates. “It’s impossible to divorce yourself from...
  • McConnell, Stephanopoulos Reach Across The Aisle To Help Push Hillary Clinton’s Obamatrade

    05/17/2015 1:02:57 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 34 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/17/15 | Matthew Boyle
    An embattled Republican, Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), joined an embattled Democrat, ABC This Week host George Stephanopoulos, in a rare showing of bipartisan support for the Hillary Clinton-backed Obamatrade deal on Sunday morning. With Stephanopoulos on the ropes over his $75,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation — a fact he didn’t bother to disclose before interviewing Breitbart News senior editor Peter Schweizer about his book Clinton Cash — there are serious questions being raised about McConnell’s decision to attempt to help the former Bill Clinton staffer. “McConnell is now taking his ‘non-partisan’ governing agenda to the media,”...
  • CIRCA 2009: GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOUS AND ABC-TV (a history of sucking-up)

    05/17/2015 5:40:33 AM PDT · by Liz · 15 replies
    FR THREAD Posted by STARWISE ^ | 2/5/09 | MEDIA BISTRO ORIGINAL STORY
    When Barack Obama took office in 2009....ABC-TV "Good Morning America" anchors and guests gushed at the (cough) 'sheer brilliance' of Obama's incoming cabinet, and referenced Obama's "team of economic gladiators"...which included "gladiator" Secy of the Treasuey Tim Geithner (who had a problem filing taxes). Predictably, ABC-TV journalist, George Stephanopoulos, (a onetime Clinton factotum) rhapsodized about the Obama picks: "We have not seen this kind of combination of star power and brain power and political muscle this early in a cabinet in our lifetimes," Steffie gushed. BACKSTORY Seems phone calls were being made between Obama's COS Rahm Emanuel and ABC-TV's George...
  • Oops. More things that Generous George Stephanopoulos forgot to mention

    05/17/2015 8:03:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/16/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    So the dust has mostly settled now and George Stephanopoulos has apologized for making however many donations it was to the Clintons for however much money he gave them. (I’m sure his accountant will sort it all out eventually, and perhaps some younger members of his family can help him monitor his finances in the future.) And with that, we’re good, right? Nothing more to see here, so you all may as well move along.Or… not so fast. Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer, who received a rather brutal interrogation from Stephanopoulos on his show, took to the op-ed pages...
  • Stephanopoulos, ABC Have Not Fully Disclosed Clinton Ties: Schweizer

    05/16/2015 6:27:48 PM PDT · by kristinn · 30 replies
    USA Today | Saturday, May 16, 2015 | Peter Schweizer
    USA Today articles can be posted to FR using the headline and link only.. Peter Schweizer digs deeper into Stephanopulos' deep ties to the Clinton foundation showing year after year after year involvement.
  • UNDISCLOSED Stephanopoulous-Clinton Foundation 2010-2011 (exclusive "by invitation only" club)

    05/16/2015 5:26:27 AM PDT · by Liz · 33 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/15/15 | JOHN SEXTON
    Clinton Global Initiative archives lists ABC's Stephanopoulos as a “notable member” 2010-11. Breitbart News contacted The Clinton Foundation about Stephanopoulos’ membership, but the organization did not offer a response in time to be included in this story. A FAQ explaining CGI membership states: “Participation is by invitation only, limited to a select and diverse group of heads of state, CEOs, media voices, philanthropists and foundation heads, religious leaders, original thinkers, and those who run highly effective non-profit organizations.” Membership usually costs $20,000 per year; however, the FAQ indicates that some complimentary memberships are available. ABC News told Breitbart Stephanopoulos did...
  • ABC News Stepanopoulous response criticized (issue snowballing--seen as "advocating" for Clintons)

    05/15/2015 4:30:18 PM PDT · by Liz · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/15/15 | Ian Hanchett
    MORNING JOE VIDEO AT WEB SITE---NYT reporter Jeremy Peters and Wash/Post's Erik Wemple criticized ABC’s response to Stephanopoulos’ undisclosed donations. “I doubt they’ve had a chance to do any degree of inquiry. Perhaps they asked George, 'have you done anything else?’ And maybe he told them, ‘no, this is it.’ But that’s troublesome. The story changed throughout the day, they had to amend their disclosures....because at first it looked as though he had only disclosed 2013 and 2014---between the time that Hillary resigned as Secretary of State, and the time she declared her candidacy. But now going back to 2012,...
  • Really? You're Just Figuring All This Out About George Stephanopoulos?

    05/15/2015 5:54:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 15, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You're gonna have to forgive me. I'm gonna tell you this up front. The Stephanopoulos story, my fire was lit on this years ago. This, to me, is "been there, done that." But, see, I've gotta fight that because I know to a lot of people this is earth-shattering. See, this is why it takes a concerted effort and a constant use of empathy to do this job well. See, I have the benefit of knowing everything George Stephanopoulos, Bill and Hillary Clinton, The Forehead, Begala, that whole team, Rahm Emanuel, since they burst on the national seen in...
  • Geraldo: ABC Fired Me for $200 Donation, Why Not the Same for Stephanopoulos?

    05/15/2015 10:27:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 42 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3-15-2015 | Matt Wilstein
    Geraldo Rivera sees a double standard at work in ABC News’ decision to stand by George Stephanopoulos after the network’s chief anchor apologized for failing to publicly disclose $75,000 in donations to the Clinton Foundation over the last three years. In a Facebook post Friday morning, Rivera claimed he was fired by ABC News in 1985 for making a $200 political donation and wondered why Stephanopoulos isn’t getting the same treatment. “In 1985, after fifteen great years, I was fired by ABC News,” Rivera wrote. “The official reason for my firing was a non-disclosed $200 donation to a family friend...
  • Stephanopoulos will not moderate GOP debate after...he failed to disclose Clinton...donations

    05/15/2015 4:58:55 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5.14.15 | Cameron Joseph
    WASHINGTON — ABC News host and former Clinton White House staffer George Stephanopoulos has bowed out of moderating a GOP presidential debate after acknowledging he failed to disclose $75,000 in donations to the Clinton Foundation while interviewing an author critical of the charity. The anchor voluntarily withdrew from the February GOP debate, said network spokeswoman Heather Riley. ABC said it stood behind him.
  • Stephanopoulos, ABC: Oops, it was $75K, not $50K donation to Clinton Foundation

    05/15/2015 5:21:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/15/2015 | Mary Katherine Ham
    So, not the median annual income of Americans, 1.5 times the median annual income of Americans. But totally not a conflict of interest or worth disclosing. An “honest mistake.” Two honest mistakes just hours apart, it seems. A couple hours after Stephanopoulos and ABC ran to Dylan Byers at Politico in the face of inquiries from the Free Beacon‘s Andrew Stiles about Steph’s undisclosed hefty donations to the Clinton Foundation, they ran to Byers again to adjust the amount Steph had donated. From morning to midday, it was $50,000. By afternoon, the number had changed to $75,000. Byers had...
  • Stephanopoulos Caught in Clinton Cash Trap

    05/14/2015 10:10:55 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 30 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 05.14.15 | Lloyd Grove
    The ABC anchor has admitted he donated the money to the Clinton Foundation. Republicans do not want to let the matter die. ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos, who for 15 years expertly navigated his re-invention from tough Clinton operative to respected television journalist, has finally—and perhaps inevitably—slipped up. His mistake, by any definition, is a beaut—no doubt prompting a blush of shame and putting the network news division on the defensive.
  • Flashback 1996: Why ABC shouldn't hire Stephanopoulos

    05/14/2015 7:07:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/14/15 | Byron York
    George Stephanopoulos was one of the most partisan of partisan warriors ever — just look at "The War Room," the documentary from the 1992 Clinton presidential campaign. So it was something of a surprise in 1996 when ABC News hired Stephanopoulos, fresh out of the Clinton White House. And there was some confusion about what the deeply partisan Stephanopoulos' role would be: Analyst? Pundit? Straight news reporter? At the time, I asked ABC about it and was assured Stephanopoulos would be a pundit — like William Kristol, who was then with ABC News — and would not do any news...
  • SCOOP: Ted Cruz Says Stephanopoulos Shouldn’t Moderate Any 2016 Debates

    05/14/2015 6:13:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 14, 2015 | Sean Davis
    GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz said today that ABC News anchor and former Clinton White House staffer George Stephanopoulos has no business moderating any 2016 presidential debates. Cruz was asked in the Senate hallway this afternoon whether Stephanopoulos should host any debates following today’s revelation that he gave $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation without it disclosing it while officially covering the organization for ABC News. “Of course not,” Cruz responded, according to a transcript provided to The Federalist by one of his campaign communications staffers. “Debates should not be moderated by partisan Democrats who are actively supporting one of...
  • Politico: Washington Free Beacon Broke Stephanopoulos Clinton Foundation Story

    05/14/2015 5:50:34 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 14, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    So how did Politico break the George Stephanopoulos Clinton Foundation donations story? Actually they didn't break it at all. The story was shopped to Politico after the Washington Free Beacon made inquiries to ABC News about Stephanopoulos' contributions to the Clinton Foundation. Apparently ABC News thought Politico would offer more favorable coverage so they leaked the story to Politico. However, to his great credit, Politico writer Jack Shafer not only acknowledged the critical role of the Free Beacon but was also highly critical of ABC News for this tactic. First let us look at this morning's  Free Beacon announcement of  who really broke this...
  • Flashback: To Protect Clintons, ABC Censored and Buried ‘Path to 9/11&#8242; Miniseries

    05/14/2015 4:27:19 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The length to which ABC, its news division, and its parent company (Disney) have gone to protect and curry favor with the Clintons is almost impossible to grasp. To begin with, in 1996, ABC News hired George Stephanopoulos, a former Clinton campaign and White House official. Within a few years he would become the ABC new division’s chief anchor and political reporter. Then, just today, we learn that ABC News and Stephanopoulos are involved in a massive conflict of interest — a $50,000 donation Stephanopoulos made to the Clinton Foundation. That’s right, the symbol of ABC News has an ongoing...
  • ABC’s Stephanopoulos gave $75G to Clinton Foundation without disclosing it, apologizes

    05/14/2015 2:20:27 PM PDT · by VinL · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/14/2015 | Ed Henry
    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...
  • Mike Lee’s office: He won’t appear on ABC until Stephanopoulos recuses himself from 2016 coverage

    05/14/2015 11:56:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/14/2015 | AllahPundit
    That comes from Conn Carroll, formally White House correspondent for our sister site Townhall and currently communications director for the junior senator from Utah. ABC News’s Election 2016 coverage can tolerate a boycott by a single senator, even one as influential on the right as Lee. Can it tolerate a domino effect among the rest of the GOP field, where Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and the rest of the gang all feel compelled by pressure from conservatives to follow Lee’s lead?Actually, why would there need to be pressure from conservatives to make them boycott ABC? It’s in...
  • The RNC Should Ban George Stephanopoulos From Participating In 2016 Debates

    05/14/2015 10:09:55 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 53 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 14, 2015 | Sean Davis
    After being questioned by the Washington Free Beacon about large donations he made to the Clinton Foundation, George Stephanopoulos of ABC News disclosed to Politico that he had funneled $50,000 to the tax-exempt organization in 2013 and 2014. Stephanopoulos’s secret donations to the Clintons’ non-profit came while he was professionally covering the family for ABC News. And then, after he was busted by the Free Beacon, he decided to leak the news of his secret Clinton cash contributions to Politico in order to deny Free Beacon its scoop. Classy, huh? It gets even worse, though. It wasn’t just that...
  • ABC News Anchor George Stephanopoulos Donated $50,000 to Clinton Foundation

    05/14/2015 9:04:11 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 14, 2015 | By Andrew Stiles
    ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos donated $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, records show. The contribution is publicly available information, but the host had not previously disclosed it to ABC viewers, despite taking part in on-air discussions about the Clinton Foundation and its controversial relationship with foreign donors. Stephanopoulos, a former aide to President Bill Clinton, confirmed the donation to POLITICO’s Dylan Byers after the Free Beacon contacted ABC News for comment. The host, who acknowledged making two donations of $25,000 between 2013 and 2014, issued a statement of apology for failing to disclose his contributions. Stephanopoulos’s...
  • Stephanopoulos gave $50,000 to Clinton Foundation, didn’t disclose during coverage of scandal

    05/14/2015 7:19:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/14/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember when George Stephanopoulos declared during an interview with Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer that the book had found no “smoking gun” against the Clinton Foundation and the Clintons themselves? Guess what Stephanopoulos didn’t declare — his own financial contributions to an organization that Sunlight Foundation official Bill Allison said operates like “a slush fund for the Clintons.” Dylan Byers at Politico discovered a smoking gun aimed at the credibility of Stephanopoulos as a journalist: ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos has given $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, charitable contributions that he did not publicly disclose...
  • Van Susteren: Geller Was "Mocking An Entire Religion Of Muslims"

    05/11/2015 4:11:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 73 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 11,2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos,” Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren discussed the terror attack in Texas last week at Pam Geller’s “Draw Mohammed” art contest and said Geller was “mocking an entire religion of Muslims.”
  • George Stephanopoulos makes the case why he should be fired from his ABC News job

    04/27/2015 7:20:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/27/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    George Stephanopoulos got aggressive yesterday in challenging author Peter Schweizer on his book Clinton Cash.  But in relying on the principal talking point proffered by the Clinton campaign, he indicted himself on charges of bias. Ramesh Ponnuru and Scott Johnson both picked up on the irony. From the ABC News transcript: STEPHANOPOULOS: As you know, the Democrats have said this is -- this is an indication of your partisan interest. They say... SCHWEIZER: Well... STEPHANOPOULOS: -- you used to work for President -- President Bush as a speechwriter. You're funded by the Koch brothers. How do you respond to...
  • STEPHANOPOULOS FLOORED AS GINGRICH, BLOOMBERG EDITORS DETAIL SERIOUSNESS OF ‘CLINTON CASH’

    04/26/2015 12:47:36 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 125 replies
    Breitbart Big Journalism ^ | 26 Apr 2015 | Written by Matthew Boyle
    The former public face of Bill Clinton’s White House—and current host of ABC News’ This Week—George Stephanopoulos was floored as two prominent journalists and the Republican Speaker of the House from his Clinton days, Newt Gingrich, laid out for him just how bad the “Clinton Cash” book is for his old bosses. During the show’s roundtable panel after Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer appeared on the show for a lengthy interview, Stephanopoulos teamed with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile in an attempt to discredit Schweizer. But it started with Stephanopoulos making a shocking admission: Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign wouldn’t send out...