NYT's Jeremy Peters: Stephanopoulos "Is ABC News..." Their Matt Lauer, Chuck Todd & Brian Williams "All Rolled Into One"

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NYT's Jeremy Peters explains why ABC News was so quick to circle the wagons around George Stephanopoulos after it was disclosed that even he had donated to the Clinton Foundation.

PETERS: This is really a corporate branding protection exercise. George Stephanopoulos is ABC News. He is the face of the network. He's their Matt Lauer, their Chuck Todd, their Brian Williams all wrapped into one, and this was a conscious decision on their part to at that time kind of a gravitas away from the evening news anchor and invest all of this in George, and they can't afford from a corporate branding standpoint to leave him twisting in the wind.

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