• Here’s the LAME Apology from George Stephanopoulos

    Former-Clinton White House Hatchet man and current ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos’ failure to disclose a $75,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation has forced him to apologize on air.

    “I want to address some news you may have seen about me. Over the last several years I’ve made substantial donations to dozens of charities, including the Clinton Global Foundation. Those donations were a matter of public record but I should have made additional disclosures on-air when we covered the Foundation,” George Stephanopoulos said Friday morning. “And I now believe that directing personal donations to that foundation was a mistake. Even though I made them strictly support work done to stop the spread of AIDS, help the children, and protect the environment in poor countries, I should’ve gone the extra mile to avoid even the appearance of a conflict. I apologize to all of you for failing to do that.”

    There are myriad problems with Georgia’s weak apology.

    1. This entire situation is an issue not because Stephanopoulos donated to the Clinton Foundation but because he grilled Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer, who had been on the former Clinton White House spokesman Sunday news show.

    2. For Stephanopoulos, $75,000 is small coin–albeit it’s more than double what millions of Americans make in an entire year of work. But it’s still $75,000. Only an idiot would just forget to mention that fact to his employer or his audience. And an idiot George Stephanopoulos in not. Only someone with a political motive would be so inclined to grill an author critical of the Clinton Foundation without disclosing that he had donated to said foundation for three years straight.

    3. You can always tell how huge the heaping pile of bat crap an apology is when the person asking for forgiveness for lying, continues to lie during his apology. You see, Stephanopoulos made it a point to mention Schweizer’s political past–noting that the author wrote speeches for George W. Bush and was an advisor to Sarah Palin–but flat-out failed to mention that he was senior communications director for Bill and Hillary Clinton, and that he had given a ton of money to their nefarious charity.

    The apology was beyond weak. The crime was much, much more damaging.

    While violating the viewers’ trust, Stephanopoulos also violated ABC News’ rules by not disclosing the Clinton Foundation donations according to the New York Times

    Note to ABC: Fire Stephanopoulos from his Sunday Anchor position at This Week and suspend him for 6 months.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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