ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos is facing intense scrutiny for contributing $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation and failing to disclose the donations despite reporting on the Clintons, but it turns out he’s not alone in violating basic conflicts of interest. A whole bevy of media organizations have also ponied up major cash to the foundation.
The extensive list includes NBC Universal, News Corp., Turner Broadcasting and Thomson Reuters, according to Politico.
Mass media groups like Comcast, Time Warner and Viacom are also on the list, as are Google and Twitter.
It’s safe to say that when it comes to the appearance of impropriety, the Clintons have sullied the entire American journalism community.
The list may actually help minimize the pressure Stephanopoulos is feeling, but Republican candidates looking to take on the Clinton machine in the 2016 presidential election must be shaking their heads.
Here’s the complete list, by order of contribution size, via Politico:
Chairman & CEO of Telmex, largest New York Times shareholder
Chief Operating Officer of 21st Century Fox
Florida-based conservative media network
Owner of the Reuters news service
News Corporation Foundation
Philanthropic arm of former Fox News parent company
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Richard Mellon Scaife
Owner of Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Former CBS, CBS News and Sony executive
Intermountain West Communications Company
Local television affiliate owner (formerly Sunbelt Communications)
Discovery Communications Inc.
ABC News chief anchor and chief political correspondent
Owner of New York Daily News and U.S. News & World Report
Time Warner Inc.
Owner of CNN parent company Turner Broadcasting
Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Presenters of the Golden Globe Awards
Non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting journalism
Public Radio International
Parent company of CNN
Parent copmany of NBCUniversal
Parent company of NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC
Public Broadcasting Service
Owner of POLITICO parent company Capitol News Group
AOL Huffington Post Media Group
PBS Newshour co-anchor and managing editor
The Washington Post Company
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