Most print and broadcast media --- from Associated Press to the New York Times to ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox TV network news --- yesterday reported presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (D., N.Y.), will give to charity the $23,000 in donations she received from fundraiser Norman Hsu, who is wanted in California stemming from grand theft charges.
That seems like a nice gesture to close the book on shady donations.
However, Grumpy Editor noticed only The Wall Street Journal mentioned “Hsu had raised well over $1 million for Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign.”
It appears that no news outlet sought to ask the status of the rest of Mrs. Clinton’s hefty campaign funds coming from Hong Kong-born Hsu. Will those donations also be rerouted to charity? If so, which organization(s) will be on the receiving end?
Hsu’s efforts funneled funds to other Democrats in the House and Senate, including Senators Edward Kennedy and John Kerry of Massachusetts, Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein of California and Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson also received funds.