NBC’s Brian Williams got in trouble a few months ago for saying too much. Now, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos is taking heat for not saying enough.
Specifically, the “This Week” host and “Good Morning America” co-anchor apologized Thursday for not disclosing a total of $75,000 in donations to the Clinton Foundation, the nonprofit organization founded by former President Bill Clinton and with which presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has worked closely. Stephanopoulos issued this statement, according to Politico:
I made charitable donations to the Foundation in support of the work they’re doing on global AIDS prevention and deforestation, causes I care about deeply. I thought that my contributions were a matter of public record. However, in hindsight, I should have taken the extra step of personally disclosing my donations to my employer and to the viewers on air during the recent news stories about the Foundation. I apologize.