RESTON, VA – MRC President Brent Bozell issued the following statement after ABC failed to sanction George Stephanopoulos, host of ABC’s This Week and Good Morning America, for displaying an inexcusable lack of journalistic ethics. On May 14, it was discovered that George Stephanopoulos contributed $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation and failed to disclose the contribution on-air before he grilled the author of “Clinton Cash” on his Sunday morning political show on April 26.
MRC President Brent Bozell reacts:
“ABC’s refusal to pull George Stephanopoulos off of all 2016 coverage makes it crystal clear that ABC has no intentions of being an objective news outlet. Therefore, unless George Stephanopoulos recuses himself from all 2016 election coverage – or unless ABC pulls him from covering the 2016 campaign – conservatives should avoid going on any ABC shows. ABC has made it clear that they will not hold its anchors accountable for unethical and dishonest journalistic behavior and it should not expect conservatives to subject themselves to coercive interviews by former Clinton campaign operatives masquerading as objective journalists. In a recent survey, ABC News was dead last in the 'trust' factor. Only 8% of the public trusts ABC News. This kind of behavior explains why.”