Clinton-controlled charity donated $100k to NYT-controlled charity in year the paper endorsed her for president

One hand washes the other.  In the oh-so-cozy circles of the elites, charity is about a lot more than helping deserving causes.  Charities and their fundraisers act as gatekeepers and markers of prestige.  So when the charity sponsored by the New York Times needed money in an election year, what could be more natural than for the Clintons’ personal charity to cough up $100k, much larger than its usual donation?

Alana Goodman of the Free Beacon has the story:

A little-known private foundation controlled by Bill and Hillary Clinton donated $100,000 to the New York Times’ charitable fund in 2008, the same year the newspaper’s editorial page endorsed Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary, according to tax documents reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon.

The Clinton Family Foundation, a separate entity from the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, has been the family’s vehicle for personal charitable giving since 2001. (Snip)

The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund is a charity affiliated with the newspaper that assists underprivileged New Yorkers. It is run by members of the New York Times Company’s board of directors and senior executives.

The Times’ editorial board endorsed Clinton against Democratic challengers John Edwards and Barack Obama on January 25, 2008, writing that she was “more qualified, right now, to be president.”

At the time, there were reports that the Times board had leaned toward endorsing Obama, but was overruled by then-chairman and publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr., whose family controlled the paper. Sulzberger’s cousins and Times Company directors, Lynn Dolnick and Michael Golden, chaired the New York Times Neediest Cases Fund in 2008.

The Clinton Family Foundation did not list the specific date the donation was made in its public tax disclosure forms. Neither the Times nor a representative of the Clintons responded by press time to a request for comment. Clinton ended her presidential campaign on June 7, 2008.

The no comments are very, very interesting, aren’t they?  If the story grows, expect heart-rending stories of the needy New Yorkers rescued by the fund.

One hand washes the other.  In the oh-so-cozy circles of the elites, charity is about a lot more than helping deserving causes.  Charities and their fundraisers act as gatekeepers and markers of prestige.  So when the charity sponsored by the New York Times needed money in an election year, what could be more natural than for the Clintons’ personal charity to cough up $100k, much larger than its usual donation?

Alana Goodman of the Free Beacon has the story:

A little-known private foundation controlled by Bill and Hillary Clinton donated $100,000 to the New York Times’ charitable fund in 2008, the same year the newspaper’s editorial page endorsed Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary, according to tax documents reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon.

The Clinton Family Foundation, a separate entity from the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, has been the family’s vehicle for personal charitable giving since 2001. (Snip)

The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund is a charity affiliated with the newspaper that assists underprivileged New Yorkers. It is run by members of the New York Times Company’s board of directors and senior executives.

The Times’ editorial board endorsed Clinton against Democratic challengers John Edwards and Barack Obama on January 25, 2008, writing that she was “more qualified, right now, to be president.”

At the time, there were reports that the Times board had leaned toward endorsing Obama, but was overruled by then-chairman and publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr., whose family controlled the paper. Sulzberger’s cousins and Times Company directors, Lynn Dolnick and Michael Golden, chaired the New York Times Neediest Cases Fund in 2008.

The Clinton Family Foundation did not list the specific date the donation was made in its public tax disclosure forms. Neither the Times nor a representative of the Clintons responded by press time to a request for comment. Clinton ended her presidential campaign on June 7, 2008.

The no comments are very, very interesting, aren’t they?  If the story grows, expect heart-rending stories of the needy New Yorkers rescued by the fund.