Credibility Crisis at ABC News? Surprise, Surprise.

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Our Take!

ABC news faces credibility crisis over Stephanopoulos donations? This is probably the understatement of the year. Of course there are huge questions now about George Stephanopoulos and ABC News. How could there not be? Whenever a major media figure donate $75,000 to one of the nation’s most important political figures, questions are reasonably going to be asked. I don’t think this is an ABC News problem, however. This is a mainstream media news problem.

By David Bauder

NEW YORK (AP) — George Stephanopoulos apologized to viewers Friday for donating $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation and failing to disclose it earlier, as ABC News now finds its chief anchor in a credibility crisis on the eve of a presidential campaign.

Stephanopoulos said on “Good Morning America” that the donations, made in three increments to the foundation started by his one-time boss, former President Bill Clinton, were a mistake.

“I should have gone the extra mile to avoid even the appearance of a conflict,” the “GMA” and “This Week” host said. “I apologize to all of you for failing to do that.” READ MORE …

[Originally Published by AP]

ABC News in Times Square. Photo by Loren Javier.