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ABC News Anchor Apologizes for Undisclosed Political Donations

May 14, 2015  •  Post A Comment

One of the most familiar faces of ABC News has stepped into a controversy over undisclosed political donations. CNN reports that George Stephanopoulos, a co-host of “Good Morning America” and the host of the Sunday morning public affairs show “This Week,” issued an apology today for failing to reveal to viewers or his bosses that he recently made $50,000 in donations to the Clinton Foundation.

Stephanopoulos was a close adviser to Bill Clinton during his presidency, before stepping down from his White House position in 1996 and eventually becoming a top player at ABC News. He said the recent donations to the Clinton group were made “in support of the work they’re doing on global AIDS prevention and deforestation, causes I care about deeply.”

Stephanopoulos said in a statement: “I thought that my contributions were a matter of public record. However, in hindsight, I should have taken the extra step of personally disclosing my donations to my employer and to the viewers on air during the recent news stories about the Foundation. I apologize.”

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5 Comments

  1. Nobody thought of him as an independent journalist anyway. He worked in the Clinton war room for years. How impartial could he possibly be?

  2. Just another unbiased Clinton cheerleader “journalist”

  3. Now $75,000; who can keep track of an extra $25K?

  4. I
    I stopped wacthing NBC after Brian,so now I have to switch to ABC,CNN for my news.
    Who can you trust to be fair in reporting the news?

  5. ABC loses an old watcher back FOX

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