Clinton Foundation Donor List Reveals Surprising Media Outlets
According to a May report from Politicothat’s resurfacing as Hillary Clinton’s relations with the mainstream media come under greater scrutiny, more than a dozen media entities gave money to the Clinton Foundation, including some of the biggest names worldwide.
NBC Universal, News Corporation (parent company of Fox News), Turner Broadcasting and Thomson Reuters all gave money to Bill and Hillary Clinton’s so-called charitable organization in recent years.
It’s worth pointing out that the exception of Turner Broadcasting — which has always maintained a liberal bent thanks to the beliefs of its eponymous founder — all of those entities are supposed to be theoretically independent and fair. We all know that’s usually a facade, anyhow, but usually the media isn’t this unsubtle.
Comcast, Time Warner and Viacom all gave money, as did The New York Times Company’s largest shareholder, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.
And then there’s George Stephanopoulos. The host of ABC’s “This Week,” inter alia, Stephanopoulos did quite a lot of reporting on the Clinton Foundation. What he didn’t report on was his own $75,000 donation to the group.
Thomson Reuters and Slim were two of four media-connected donors who gave between $1 million and $5 million (that list included, strangely, the ostensibly conservative Newsmax Media as well). Google and News Corp each gave between $500,000 and $1 million.
The AOL Huffington Post Media Group gave between $250 and $1,000, proving that even HuffPo can’t save America’s least favorite purveyor of trial membership disks from rank indigence.
We would feel rather unnerved if we found out that the media were taking money from a candidate. How bad is it when they’re actually giving money to curry favor?
And yes, I understand that the Clinton Foundation is supposed to be a charity, but I would posit that it is one in the same way that Monica Lewinsky was supposed to be an intern.
Both entities ended up being used somewhat … differently by the Clintons.
Thankfully, the Clinton Foundation is finally being investigated by the FBI. Please like and share on Facebook and Twitter if you agree it’s about time.