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Why are moderators, anchors hugging, kissing up to candidates so much?

Why are moderators, anchors hugging, kissing up to candidates so much?

Hugs, kisses, contributions and flat-out shilling – what’s going on between TV anchors and politicians in this crazed election season anyway? And why does so much of this kissing up involve the Clintons?

First, we found out ABC anchorman George Stephanopoulos, former communications director and senior adviser to President Bill Clinton, gave $75,000 to the foundation run by Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton – and didn’t disclose any of it.

Once the story about the contribution broke, Stephanopolous made it sound like an oversight on his part and said in “hindsight” he should have “taken the extra step” of disclosing.

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