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  • Scarborough Mocks Stephanopoulos $105M Deal: He ‘Humiliated’ ABC News

    When rains it pours for ol’ George Stephanopoulos.

    A lot of people were wondering why ABC News didn’t punish their chief news anchor after he was caught lying about his ties to the Clinton Foundation, just as he was grilling an author who wrote a book critical of the very same charity.

    What’s more, ABC News is standing by George through this embarrassing episode even though the news agency’s own policy required Stephanopolous to disclose his $75,000 contributions to the Clinton Foundation to management before covering stories related to it, according to an ABC spokesman who responded to a Washington Free Beacon inquiry.

    “Staff need to disclose personal donations to a charitable organization to us before covering a story related to that organization,” said Julie Townsend, the head of ABC’s news communications. “He had not disclosed the Foundation donations to us before he interviewed Peter Schweizer,” Clinton Cash author.

    And now it seems that ABC had a lot of reasons to protect George, 105 millions reasons to be exact.

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    That was the cover of the New York Post this morning. According to the Post:

    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.

    “That’s his salary” Morning Joe’s Scarborough mockingly said Tuesday. “ABC has put all their money on” Stephanopoulos. “I mean Holy cow.”

    “He’s a liberal Democrat,” Scarborough added. “But what is not fine is what he did to Peter Schweizer when he came on the air. It was humiliating. And if you’re ABC News, you’ve got to be humiliated by the fact the he did not reveal that he had paid $75,000” to the Clinton Foundation.

    The elite media? Humiliated?

    Yeah, I think not.


    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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