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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Oh, for chrissakes...

From the Daily Beast:
Corrupt FIFA Has Clinton Foundation Ties; World Cup Host Qatar Gave Millions
Both Bill Clinton and his family’s charity have been tied to soccer’s governing body, as well as Qatar’s disastrous World Cup bid.

And just like that, another Clinton Foundation donor is in the news.

The Clinton global charity has received between $50,000 and $100,000 from soccer’s governing body and has partnered with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association on several occasions, according to donor listings on the foundation’s website.
So what?

The foundation is a charity. It does great work around the world. If scoundrels donate to a charity, good. I am always glad to see scoundrels do something to mitigate their scoundrel-ness.

(If anyone out there cares to donate to Cannonfire, I will gratefully take your money without inquiring about your sins. You like to drop-kick adorable little kitties? That's your business.)

The right-wingers are striving mightily to convey the impression that the Clinton Foundation is not a charity but some sort of personal slush fund. The conservative noise machine never bothers to back this presumption with anything resembling evidence. All we get is the usual right-wing faux-hip captiousness: "Oh, everyone knows those sneaky, sneaky Clintons are dipping into the till..."

The Republicans are subjecting Hillary to the proverbial death-by-a-thousand-cuts. That's all that's happening here. It's their usual smear-a-day tactic.

By the way: The Daily Beast cares more about Qatar and the World Cup than it cares about Qatar's funding of ISIS. Infuriating. When will the mainstream media establish some priorities?
NewsMax owner/creator has already raved about the Clinton Foundation.
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