In an interview last month with Peter Schweizer, partisan hack George Stephanopoulos asks the author about any “partisan interests” that could have motivated his work and research in writing Clinton Cash. Stephanopoulos’ took quite an aggressive stance during the interview and repeatedly asked Schweizer for evidence of the claims discussed in the book.
It’s no secret that Stephanopoulos is a devoted Clintonista. His career in the public eye began when he served as communications director for Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign. He later served as White House Communications Director and finally as Clinton’s Senior Advisor for Policy and Strategy before leaving in December of 1996. After Clinton’s first term, Stephanopoulos went immediately to work with ABC as a correspondent and worked his way up to where he is today.
Thanks to the work of Andrew Stiles at the Washington Free Beacon, we know that Stephanopoulos has contributed at least $75,000 to the Clintons via their Clinton Global Initiative. For the purpose of full disclosure, any decent human being would have mentioned his affiliation with the Clintons before interviewing the author of a hit book on the family.
On ABC’s This Week, Stephanopoulos asks for or mentions the need for “evidence” a total of ten times. See the video at the 5 minute 40 second mark for the very worst:
In the question immediately following (5m, 50sec), Stephanopoulos has the gall to ask Schweizer about “partisan intentions” of the book despite the fact that he owes the Clintons for his entire political and multi-million dollar television career. It’s difficult to miss the irony in this question considering the fact that Clinton Cash principally focuses on donations given to the various Clinton entities in exchange for favors.
Only in today’s media would a Clinton loyalist hold one of the most influential positions on national television. Only in today’s media would someone like Stephanopoulos be able to hold such a position capable of shaping and directing the political thought and understanding for so many Americans. Back during the 2016 Republican Presidential Debates, when most of the GOP was concerned with the stagnant economy, high unemployment, and security of the nation, Stephanopoulos comes out of left field with a gotcha question for Mitt Romney:
If you ever come across a Republican presidential candidate that thinks “states have the right to ban contraceptives,” please let me know.
George Stephanopoulos to Jon Stewart. Nobody gives money to the Clintons without expecting quid pro quo. 4:15 – 5:25 http://t.co/Nn8VPdj8C2
— Popehat (@Popehat) May 14, 2015