Once again, It’s time to present this week’s statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!!
Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This week’s nominees were all disgusting, but one of them stood out as an almost unanimous choice. The envelope please…
The Clintons’ Own Media Meat Puppet George ‘What Donations?’ Stephanopoulos!!
The Noisy Room: My nomination this week goes to George Stephanopoulos for failing to disclose that he donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation and was obviously biased in his coverage and defense of Hillary Clinton. As the New York Post so astutely put it the bigger they are, the dumber they think we are:
Dan Rather of CBS was toppled by a phony document scam. Lyin’ Brian Williams at NBC casually mixed fact with self-aggrandizing fiction. Now George Stephanopoulos is caught in a Clinton web of deceit at ABC.
The hat trick of arrogant anchor scandals helps explain why Americans don’t trust network news. With apologies to Walter
Cronkite, that’s the way it is, and the way it is stinks.
Stephanopoulos shares with Rather and Williams the rotten distinction of fessing up only after being exposed by real
journalists. In his case, the Washington Free Beacon uncovered his secret donations to the Clinton Foundation and contacted ABC for a response.
Of course, just before the crapola hit the media fan, Stephanopoulos ran to the Leftist rag, Politico, and vomited a confession. This was after trying to cover it up. He didn’t tell his bosses about the donations and he didn’t tell viewers that he had given money to the Foundation even as he reported on it and the Clintons.
On April 26, Stephanopoulos put Peter Schweizer in the hot seat; he’s the author of the sensational”Clinton Cash” book that exposes the Clintons and their graft. Stephanopoulos pressed him to admit the book contains no ‘smoking gun.’ The implication was that, if it’s not indictable, it’s not important. He sounded more like a lawyer than a media hack. Stephanopoulos cleverly used that standard to give the Clintons the all-clear. The anchor also cited Schweizer’s ‘partisan interest,’ noting that Schweizer was a speechwriter for President George W. Bush. Boy, pot meet kettle.
Another media sycophant bites the dust amid lies and scandal. Flip this media shill – he’s done. Another Progressive weasel gets whacked.
Ah, yes, the Clinton’s own Greek Trojan Horse. Actually even more of interest than the donations to me – after all, $75K is just a step above pocket change for a media talking head with an 8 figure yearly income – is the huge amount of time Stephanopoulos spent working for the Clinton Foundation hosting events and quite possibly inducing others to donate. Since that foundation appears to be nothing more than a way for the Clintons to park tax free income for selling their influence and selling out their country. Did George receive some of the swag for his complicity in this? I wouldn’t be at all surprised. Nor do I think he’ll be fired. The strategy the Clintons and their ilk pursue is lie, deny and delay, and media whores like Stephanopoulos aid and abet them. Six months later when the truth comes out, the American people are tired of hearing about it and weary of trying to fit all the convoluted pieces together, so it recedes from the public consciousness.
But we honor Weasels here, do we not? And George Stephanopoulos appears to be a weasel second only to his owners, the Clintons. Please come up and get your statue.
Well, there it is!
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