Mika Hits ABC's 'Lack of Judgment' In Hiring Stephanopoulos

May 18th, 2015 8:57 AM

On today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski criticized George Stephanopoulos for covering the story of the Clinton Foundation without disclosing that he had donated to it.  But Brzezinski's biggest blast was reserved for ABC, which had hired the hyper-partisan Clinton adviser in the first place.

Brzezinski hit the "lack of judgment of the people who are hiring him to think that he can just erase [his close Clinton ties] from his brain."

Why did George donate to the Clintons, knowing as he must have that it might drown his career?  As in the parable of the scorpion and the frog, that's just in George's nature--and ABC should have realized it.

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: So David ignatius, and I had like your take on I guess the apology because the part that I think is problematic is that he covered the story about donations to the foundation while not disclosing that he gave donations to the foundation. Having said that, I'm listening to all these sound bites and all these people who are dumbfounded and shocked and can't believe what they have seen and it just seems to me that he worked on the Clinton campaign, he worked tirelessly to elect Bill Clinton. He served under Bill Clinton. Who would be so surprised that he has ties to the Clintons? And if anything, that seems to me to be a lack of judgment on the people who are hiring him to think that he can just erase those from his brain. Biases exist.