Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday Afternoon Word Slinging: 05.15.15

George Stephanoplous, Gay Engineers, Iraq Hypothetically.

 The ABC News spokesperson who rebuffed the Free Beacon’s request for comment on George Stephanopoulos’ undisclosed donations to the Clinton Foundation also worked in the Clinton administration. Heather Riley, spokeswoman for ABC News programs Good Morning America and This Week, worked in the White House press office from 1997 to 2000, according to her LinkedIn profile, and is a member of the Facebook group “(Bill) Clinton Administration Alumni.” White House records show that Riley’s duties included serving as a press contact for then-First Lady Hillary Clinton.  --Andrew Kirell @AndrewKirell

Amateur train derailment investigator
and Fox News contributor Sandy Rios told radio show audience today that the engineer of the fatal Amtrak crash was a supporter of gay rights and may be gay himself, saying it was likely “a factor” the crash. “Now I am not saying, I am not inferring to those of you that are gay rights activists and like to monitor this show, I’m not inferring that this accident happened because he was gay, but I do think it’s an interesting part of the story and you can bet it would be edited out,” Rios said. --Daryle L Jenkins @DLamontJenkins

On Thursday, in Tempe, Ariz., Bush found the right answer.
“If we’re all supposed to answer hypothetical questions: Knowing what we now know, what would you have done? I would not have engaged. I would not have gone into Iraq.” Good! That only took four days and four different answers. --Chris Cilliza @TheFix