May 19, 2015

Stephanopoulos - The Greek Tragedy

The "deus ex machina" is a literary device developed by the Greek poet Euripides; it means"god from the machine".
The term has evolved to mean a plot device whereby a seemingly unsolvable problem is suddenly and abruptly resolved by the contrived and unexpected intervention of some new event, character, ability or object."
The Clintons had a seemingly unsolvable problem, how to run Hillary as a Presidential candidate and still hide all the odious backroom deals, incompetency, and run of the mill corruption that accompanies her wake like a spring breeze wafting over a week old corpse.

Stephanopoulos. One of the Clintons' deus ex machina.

Like the rest of the Clinton public relations management team, Steffy Boy brought his own special brand of perfumed deodorizer to each of the Clinton corruption eruptions. As the poster child for ABC News, the diminutive Greek  could deflect any and all criticism of his beloved benefactors.
But that may be over. Just as he was about to play his greatest role as a moderator in the forthcoming GOP primary debates, Steffy Boy shat his knickers.
ABC has plenty of reasons to be freaking out over the George Stephanopoulos scandal — 105 million, to be exact.

The “Good Morning America” and “This Week” anchor renewed his contract last year for $105 million, TV industry sources told The Post Monday.

The seven-year deal — which dwarfs the five-year, $50 million contract scored by since-suspended NBC rival Brian Williams — was supposed to keep Stephanopoulos in front of ABC’s cameras through 2021.

But now his credibility, and future, have been called into question since he admitted Friday that he had donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation since 2011, just as the presidential race gears up with Hillary Rodham Clinton the leading Democrat.


LL said...

ABC has an escape clause because it's a breach of their rules to give to ANY political person if you're doing hard News. I think that they can fire him for that. Geraldo Rivera (not one of my favorites - but it's an example) was fired by ABC for giving $200 to a friend of his who was running for city council. There are precedents.

But what will they do without the Hobbit? He's one of the few people they have who talks on camera that has any name recognition. Maybe they can hire Brit Hume back (Former ABC anchor) from Fox News?

innominatus said...

Whenever a story involves Bill Clinton, it's more like

D'oh Sex Machina

underground pewster said...

His career is crumbling like the Acropolis.

underground pewster said...

And to think that he could have bailed out Greece with all that money.

sig94 said...

innominatus - LOL

sig94 said...

Pewster - also remember, Steffie's current wife is the lady who reached up her prior husband's ass and yanked out an engagement ring. Steffie's gonna need luck like that to yank his career out of the dumper.