[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.
Chairman & CEO of Telmex, largest New York Times shareholder
Chief Operating Officer of 21st Century Fox
Florida-based conservative media network
Owner of the Reuters news service
News Corporation Foundation
Philanthropic arm of former Fox News parent company
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Richard Mellon Scaife
Owner of Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Former CBS, CBS News and Sony executive
Intermountain West Communications Company
Local television affiliate owner (formerly Sunbelt Communications)
Discovery Communications Inc.
ABC News chief anchor and chief political correspondent
Owner of New York Daily News and U.S. News & World Report
Time Warner Inc.
Owner of CNN parent company Turner Broadcasting
Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Presenters of the Golden Globe Awards
Non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting journalism
Public Radio International
Parent company of CNN
Parent copmany of NBCUniversal
Parent company of NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC
Public Broadcasting Service
Owner of POLITICO parent company Capitol News Group
AOL Huffington Post Media Group
PBS Newshour co-anchor and managing editor
The Washington Post Company
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