Peter Schweizer, author of Clinton Cash and president of the Government Accountability Institute, wrote a scathing commentary in USA Today about the questionable journalistic practices of ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos.
Stephanopoulos was assigned to interview Schweizer about his book on the Clinton Foundation, which portrayed the organization in a less than favorable light. The ABC anchor deflected from the topic of the book to the character of the author, asking him questions about his ties to the Bush Administration and other topics that might discredit his findings. The reason why was exposed shortly after the fact.
Stephanopoulos belatedly disclosed $75,000 in donations to the foundation, he has yet to disclose his much deeper relationship with the Clinton Foundation.
When Stephanopoulos invited me on his Sunday program, I knew that he had worked as a top adviser and campaign manager to President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, but I didn’t know about his donations or his other ties to the foundation founded and overseen by the former president and his wife, potential future president Hillary Clinton.
… And even though he has apologized to his viewers for keeping this information from both his audience and his bosses, there is much that Stephanopoulos has yet to disclose to his viewers. Indeed, far from being a passive donor who strokes Clinton Foundation checks from afar, a closer look reveals that Stephanopoulos is an ardent and engaged Clinton Foundation advocate.
Schweizer continues his commentary with a long list of well-sourced examples of Stephanopoulos’s deep involvement with the Clinton family. See them for yourself at USA Today here.