What About Stephanopoulos?

by Ramesh Ponnuru

I stand by what I said over the weekend: While Brian Ross deserves the criticism he has been getting, George Stephanopoulos’s culpability should not be overlooked. He set up Ross’s smear of an innocent man, and as far as I know has said nothing about what he knew about what Ross was going to say. After Ross delivered his speculative remarks, Stephanopoulos didn’t see fit to cast any doubt on them. I’m not saying he should be put in stocks, but doesn’t he have some responsibility here too?

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