Liberal Media’s Stephanopoulos Problem

Compared to the conflicts of interest that came up as a result of the foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation while one of its principles was serving as secretary of state, this doesn’t amount to much. The news that ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos donated $75,000 to the Clintons personal “charity” isn’t even particularly shocking. Especially when you remember that before he crossed over to supposedly objective journalism, Stephanopoulos was a top operative in Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign and then served as communications director of his White House. But considering that the current host of ABC’s “This Week” Sunday show grilled Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer on the air without disclosing to the audience his personal involvement in his former bosses’ affairs, a mere ex post facto apology with no disciplinary action seems a weak response to this embarrassment. But while Stephanopoulos getting off without even a slap on the wrist isn’t surprising, the incident does raise serious questions about media bias and the cozy relationship some leading liberal mainstream media figures have with the once and would-be future First Family.