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May 18, 2015

Former Stephanopoulos Colleague Carole Simpson: Stephanopoulos Isn't Really a Journalist

How many of them are, though?

On CNN's Reliable Sources media criticism program, Stephanopoulos’s former ABC News colleague, Carole Simpson, unloaded on the former top aide to Bill and Hillary Clinton that she said she likes and respects.

"There is a coziness that George cannot escape," said Simpson, who toiled for two decades at ABC News, notably as the weekend anchor of World News Tonight from 1988 to 2003. "Qhile he did try to separate himself from his political background to become a journalist, he really isn't a journalist."


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"I wanted to just take him by the neck and say, 'George, what were you thinking?' Clearly, he was not thinking. I thought it was outrageous," Simpson said. "And I am sorry that again the public trust in the media is being challenged and frayed because of the actions of some of the top people in the business."

She goes on to note ABC's dilemma, which is the same as NBC's dilemma with Brian Williams: What do you do when the guy you've made the face of your organization turns out to be a liar?

Peter Schweizer, meanwhile, whom Stephapoulos grilled on political connections and political bias without revealing his own, says he wants a "rematch."

ABC has thusfar not agreed to one.


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