Surprise, Surprise. The media heavily donated to the Clinton Foundation.

It is one thing to know that the media is “in the pocket” of the Clintons. However, it is far worse to learn that the media “fills the pockets” of the Clintons. In the exposé below we learn that many of the most influential media outlets donated hard, cold cash to the Clinton Foundation. I’m sure she just said “thank you” and did nothing else.

[Source: Clinton Foundation donors include dozens of media organizations, individuals, by Josh Gerstein, Tarini Parti, Hadas Gold and Dylan Byers]

NBC Universal, News Corporation, Turner Broadcasting and Thomson Reuters are among more than a dozen media organizations that have made charitable contributions to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, the foundation’s records show.

The donations, which range from the low-thousands to the millions, provide a picture of the media industry’s ties to the Clinton Foundation at a time when one of its most notable personalities, George Stephanopoulos, is under scrutiny for not disclosing his own $75,000 contribution when reporting on the foundation.

The list also includes mass media groups like Comcast, Time Warner and Viacom, as well a few notable individuals, including Carlos Slim, the Mexican telecom magnate and largest shareholder of The New York Times Company, and James Murdoch, the chief operating officer of 21st Century Fox. Both Slim and Murdoch have given between $1 million to $5 million, respectively.

Judy Woodruff, the co-anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour, gave $250 to the foundation’s “Clinton Haiti Relief Fund” in 2010.

The following list includes news media organizations that have donated to the foundation, as well as other media networks, companies, foundations or individuals that have donated. It is organized by the size of the contribution:


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



News Corporation Foundation
Philanthropic arm of former Fox News parent company


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Richard Mellon Scaife
Owner of Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


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)


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




Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Presenters of the Golden Globe Awards



Knight Foundation
Non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting journalism

Public Radio International

Turner Broadcasting
Parent company of CNN



Parent copmany of NBCUniversal

NBC Universal
Parent company of NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC

Public Broadcasting Service


Robert Allbritton


AOL Huffington Post Media Group

Hearst Corporation

Judy Woodruff
PBS Newshour co-anchor and managing editor

The Washington Post Company




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3 Responses to Surprise, Surprise. The media heavily donated to the Clinton Foundation.

  1. “Surprise, Surprise” is hardly an eye-catching phrase anymore when it comes to corruption and dishonesty in the news (and now of it). The quantity of it surrounds us daily to the point of familiarity. It isn’t unusual anymore. Stories of honesty today are as infrequent as corruption reporting was fifty years ago. Has our society become inured to it by the sheer quantity and frequency of it all? However, I, for one, am still disgusted by it.

  2. Edward Cline says:

    Is it any wonder journalism is dead, that TV and film fare is gauged to the idiot or the lowest common denominator? Look at all the culprits. They want Hillary to be their “leader” and to tell them what to do, to “show the way” to a socialist/collectivist “paradise” and individual enterprises will be crushed by Hillary’s boots, as she wants to do to Breitbart as punishment to exposing her as the felonious fraud she is.

  3. Pat says:

    With this, the gloves come off! The media has shown its prejudice for decades, long ago forgoing the honest and unbiased reporting of news but this info underscores the depth of their deception. The unintended consequences of their folly will be the loss of even their first amendment freedoms. All it takes is a national disaster and a charismatic or strongman neocommunist who will curtail any publication which doesn’t report what it is told. Look back 100 years ago.
    Pravda en embryo!

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