Thursday, June 23, 2016

IS MAIN STREAM MEDIA AS CORRUPT AS POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT?

Stephanopoulus made a comment that day that he perhaps wishes he could take back. He said the reason donors give money to the foundation is they hope that it’s going to lead to something.
 



Before ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, a former Clinton political hack, was outed for his $75,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation, he appeared on Comedy Central’sThe Daily Show with Jon Stewart. 

During the interview, he discussed the scandals that were already beginning to swirl around the foundation and its apparent pay to play history, as detailed by Peter Schweizer’s new book “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.” 

Stephanopoulus made a comment that day that he perhaps wishes he could take back. He said the reason donors give money to the foundation is they hope that it’s going to lead to something. Exactly. Pay to play.

Past Republican presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump made the news this past week after it was discovered that, despite attacking the Clintons for the shenanigans going on at their foundation, he himself has donated at least $100,000 to it.

Now, thanks to Politico, a new list has emerged which points out dozens of others in the media who have also donated to the Clinton Foundation. While names like Google, Twitter, and NBC may not surprise most, given their penchant for siding with progressives, a few companies on that list will come as a shock to many.

The conservative news site Newsmax has donated between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000 to the Clinton’s pay to play Foundation. Fox News’ parent company, News Corporation Foundation, is also on the list with a donation ranging from $500,000 to $1,000,000.

While some may cite philanthropic efforts by the Clinton Foundation, Schweizer makes the case that the foundation is a slush fund for the Clintons and Stephanopoulus inadvertently admitted the pay to play nature of donations.

[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]Here is the list, ordered by contribution level, courtesy of Politico.


$1,000,000-$5,000,000

Carlos Slim

Chairman & CEO of Telmex, largest New York Times shareholder

James Murdoch

Chief Operating Officer of 21st Century Fox

Newsmax Media

Florida-based conservative media network

Thomson Reuters

Owner of the Reuters news service

$500,00-$1,000,000

Google

News Corporation Foundation

Philanthropic arm of former Fox News parent company

$250,000-$500,000

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publisher

Richard Mellon Scaife

Owner of Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

$100,000-$250,000

Abigail Disney

Documentary filmmaker

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Howard Stringer

Former CBS, CBS News and Sony executive

Intermountain West Communications Company

Local television affiliate owner (formerly Sunbelt Communications)

$50,000-$100,000

Bloomberg L.P.

Discovery Communications Inc.

George Stephanopoulos

ABC News chief anchor and chief political correspondent

Mort Zuckerman

Owner of New York Daily News and U.S. News & World Report

Time Warner Inc.

Owner of CNN parent company Turner Broadcasting

$25,000-$50,000

AOL

HBO

Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Presenters of the Golden Globe Awards

Viacom

$10,000-$25,000

Knight Foundation

Non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting journalism

Public Radio International

Turner Broadcasting

Parent company of CNN

Twitter

$5,000-$10,000

Comcast

Parent copmany of NBCUniversal

NBC Universal

Parent company of NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC

Public Broadcasting Service

$1,000-$5,000

Robert Allbritton

Owner of POLITICO parent company Capitol News Group

$250-$1,000

AOL Huffington Post Media Group

Hearst Corporation

Judy Woodruff

PBS Newshour co-anchor and managing editor

The Washington Post Company