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Want to know why media doesn't report on the corrupt Clinton Foundation?

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 Publisher

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



Comcast Parent copmany of NBCUniversal

NBC Universal Parent company of NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC

Public Broadcasting Service


Robert Allbritton Owner of POLITICO



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