Fox Business host Lou Dobbs could barely contain his outrage over the latest examples of the media spinning for Hillary Clinton. Regarding a new MRC analysis finding that the networks in 2016 have spent less than five minutes on the scandals engulfing the Clinton Foundation, Dobbs sputtered, “You’re talking about, basically, ten percent of that money going to good causes. That’s a hefty administrative charge and it makes you think, immediately, this is worthy of great inspection [by journalists].”
In 2013, the Clinton Foundation gave only ten percent of its budget to charitable grants. Regarding Charity Navigator putting the Clinton Foundation on a watch list, guest Tammy Bruce marveled, “But of course the media helps the Clintons by not covering things.”
Dobbs also appeared disgusted by NBC’s Matt Lauer on Tuesday. On Tuesday, Lauer derided, “The Republican race reaches new lows during last night's debate....Is this any way to elect a president?” This was also noted by the MRC’s NewsBusters.
A partial transcript of the segment is below:
Lou Dobbs Tonight
LOU DOBBS: NBC, as I’ve said here tonight calling this a new low in the part of Donald Trump. To mention the history of the Clintons. And at the same time, the big three, NBC, ABC, CBS, so called , through January 1 through May 20, 4 minute and 24 seconds devoted to the Clinton Foundation scandal.
MARK SIMONE: One of those was NBC doing three minutes. So, it’s really 30 seconds for each other network.
DOBBS: But this, really, and you’re talking about basically ten percent of that money going to good causes. That’s a hefty administrative charge and it makes you think, immediately, this is worthy of great inspection.
TAMMY BRUCE: Well, it's why Charity Navigator put them on the watch list. Because they noticed there that were problems
DOBBS: They noticed that 90 percent —
BRUCE: Over a year or two ago, it was like something’s not like. But of course the media helps the Clintons by not covering thing. And that's their charge.
SIMONE: Well, you know, Trump University, minor civil law suit. Hours of coverage. Hundreds of FBI agents on the Clinton foundation. No coverage.
DOBBS: The problem of the presumptive nominee of the GOP.