EXPOSED: Dozens in Media Donated to Clinton Foundation; Two Conservative Sites Will Surprise You

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Before ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, a former Clinton political hack, was outed for his $75,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation, he appeared on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. During the interview, he discussed the scandals that were already beginning to swirl around the foundation and its apparent pay to play history, as detailed by Peter Schweizer’s new book “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.” Stephanopoulus made a comment that day that he perhaps wishes he could take back. He said the reason donors give money to the foundation is they hope that it’s going to lead to something. Exactly. Pay to play.

[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]RELATED: Oops! April 28, George Stephanopoulos Admitted the Real Reason Donors Give to the Clinton Foundation

Past Republican presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump made the news this past week after it was discovered that, despite attacking the Clintons for the shenanigans going on at their foundation, he himself has donated at least $100,000 to it.

Now, thanks to Politico, a new list has emerged which points out dozens of others in the media who have also donated to the Clinton Foundation.  While names like Google, Twitter, and NBC may not surprise most, given their penchant for siding with progressives, a few companies on that list will come as a shock to many.

The conservative news site Newsmax has donated between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000 to the Clinton’s pay to play Foundation. Fox News’ parent company, News Corporation Foundation, is also on the list with a donation ranging from $500,000 to $1,000,000.

While some may cite philanthropic efforts by the Clinton Foundation, Schweizer makes the case that the foundation is a slush fund for the Clintons and Stephanopoulus inadvertently admitted the pay to play nature of donations.

[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]Here is the list, ordered by contribution level, courtesy of Politico.

$1,000,000-$5,000,000
Carlos Slim
Chairman & CEO of Telmex, largest New York Times shareholder
James Murdoch
Chief Operating Officer of 21st Century Fox
Newsmax Media
Florida-based conservative media network
Thomson Reuters
Owner of the Reuters news service
$500,00-$1,000,000
Google
News Corporation Foundation
Philanthropic arm of former Fox News parent company
$250,000-$500,000
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publisher
Richard Mellon Scaife
Owner of Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
$100,000-$250,000
Abigail Disney
Documentary filmmaker
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Howard Stringer
Former CBS, CBS News and Sony executive
Intermountain West Communications Company
Local television affiliate owner (formerly Sunbelt Communications)
$50,000-$100,000
Bloomberg L.P.
Discovery Communications Inc.
George Stephanopoulos
ABC News chief anchor and chief political correspondent
Mort Zuckerman
Owner of New York Daily News and U.S. News & World Report
Time Warner Inc.
Owner of CNN parent company Turner Broadcasting
$25,000-$50,000
AOL
HBO
Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Presenters of the Golden Globe Awards
Viacom
$10,000-$25,000
Knight Foundation
Non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting journalism
Public Radio International
Turner Broadcasting
Parent company of CNN
Twitter
$5,000-$10,000
Comcast
Parent copmany of NBCUniversal
NBC Universal
Parent company of NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC
Public Broadcasting Service
$1,000-$5,000
Robert Allbritton
Owner of POLITICO parent company Capitol News Group
$250-$1,000
AOL Huffington Post Media Group
Hearst Corporation
Judy Woodruff
PBS Newshour co-anchor and managing editor
The Washington Post Company

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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.
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