It’s Monday therefore it must be time for Bagwan’s “Further Truth & Light” brought to you by the good folks at the Clinton Foundation. While today’s whipping seems far removed from our ‘Holy Cantillates’ usual condescending platitudes and besmirchment, he does make a point. Please take a minute to familiarize yourselves with Bagwan’s far reaching report as there will be a test. Enjoy:
ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos was in the news this week himself. I wanted to weigh in on this but I was afraid I would screw up his last name and sure enough the first time I typed it I did. I was relieved to find that my computer auto-corrected my mistake so I now feel free to proceed. I would say that you add the name Stephanopoulos to his diminutive figure and that almost fake looking shock of hair and you have the makings of a Muppet character on Sesame Street. Only instead of having Jim Henson’s hand up his ass he has Hillary Clinton’s up there. Now don’t get excited Zuki, I am speaking metaphorically.
It turns out that George gave $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation and forgot to mention that to anyone. ABC News’ rules permit charitable donations, but reporters are required to inform management before covering a story related to the organization. Stephanopoulos did not tell his bosses, or viewers, about the donations before interviewing Peter Schweizer on the Sunday public affairs show “This Week” recently. Schweizer is the author of “Clinton Cash,” a book that traces the involvement of organizations that have donated to the Clinton Foundation.
George hammered Schweizer pretty hard suggesting that he had really not uncovered a “smoking gun” in the Clintons’ dealing with the foundation’s donors. The best part was when he questioned Schweizer’s objectivity since Schweizer had written speeches for George W. Bush. Where does he get the nerve – can you even begin to comprehend the hypocrisy here.
George’s connection with the Clintons goes back to when he worked on Bill’s Presidential campaign in 1992. He had previously worked on the Dukakis Presidential campaign so his left wing bona fides are pristine. It would be naïve to think that network news anchors don’t have political beliefs but is it pure coincidence that they all seem to lean left? Even old Uncle Walter Cronkite and Tom Brokaw come off as bleeding heart liberals in their post-career writings.
This whole business of the wayward network news anchor is starting to pile up on us. I have mentioned Brian Williams’ misdeeds before but now the total of his documented on-air lies is up to 11. And you have to love the audacity of Dan Rather who tried to influence a US Presidential election with a forged document on W’s National Guard service. Dan Rather to this day thinks he did nothing wrong because the end (derailing Bush) more than justified the corrupted means. Poor Brian Williams should not be held accountable because it has become obvious that he suffers from the same malady as our genial host who believes that a good story cannot be held captive to reality and the truth.
While we are dealing with the tawdry and the unseemly, how about those Clintons? The Clinton Foundation that George so generously supported is now on the “Watch List” of the highly respected Charity Navigator. It seems there are questions about donations from countries and corporations that had direct dealings with the State Department while Hillary was Secretary of State. And there are questions about how much of the money donated by the likes of Microsoft, Algeria and George Stephanopoulos ever reached the AID’s victims of Africa.
While I can’t stand the thought of Hillary ever being President, I have actually come around on old Bill. First of all he wasn’t an awful President (not great either) but not awful like the buffoon we currently have. Second the whole Monica thing is a testament to the power a hard-on can wield over the brain of even a Rhodes Scholar. Here you have the most visible and most protected man on the earth living in what amounts to a birdcage enclosed in a glass house and he still manages to get himself some strange. And I don’t think we should hold the perjury charge against him either. I was told that the first rule of this type of activity is: “Deny it and defy them to prove it”—or Zuki’s less effective, “That’s my story and I am sticking with it.”