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ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos Donates to Clinton, Defends Clinton On-Air

ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos gave $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation, charitable contributions that he did not disclose while reporting on the Clintons or their nonprofit organization, the On Media blog learned.

FYI: Stephanopoulos had been a key advisor to Bill Clinton during the White House years.

Stephanopoulos never disclosed his donations to the Clinton Foundation, even when interviewing author Peter Schweizer last month about his book Clinton Cash, which details how donations to the foundation likely influenced some of Hillary Clinton’s actions as secretary of state.

So how’d Stephanopoulos the “journalist” handle his two-faced approach to objectivity?

On April 26, Stephanopoulos interviewed Schweizer and challenged the author’s assertions that Hillary Clinton may have committed a crime because there was a “troubling pattern” between donations to the foundation and Clinton’s actions as secretary of state.

“We’ve done investigative work here at ABC News, found no proof of any kind of direct action,” the host told Schweizer. “An independent government ethics expert, Bill Allison, of the Sunlight Foundation, wrote this. He said, ‘There’s no smoking gun, no evidence that she changed the policy based on donations to the foundation.’ No smoking gun.” Later in the interview, Stephanopoulos said, “I still haven’t heard any direct evidence, and you just said you had no evidence that she intervened here.” He also noted other news organizations that used Schweizer’s research “haven’t confirmed any evidence of any crime.”

Despite squandering his already tiny journalistic reputation, all that Stephanopoulos sees as necessary is an apology, and a trite statement that he should have disclosed the donations to ABC News and its viewers. Stephanopoulos did also say he will not moderate a Republican presidential debate next year.

ABC News showed how important objectivity is to its reputation, stating it would not take any punitive action against Stephanopoulos.