NBC and ABC Hit George W. Bush Over Speaking Fee

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<p><em>More in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2015/07/09/nbc-and-abc-hit-ge…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the MRC&#39;s NewsBusters blog.</em></p>

<p>On Thursday&rsquo;s NBC <em>Today</em>, news anchor Natalie Morales seized on criticism of former President George W. Bush giving a paid speech to a veterans charity: <strong>&ldquo;This morning some veterans are criticizing former President George W. Bush for charging a veteran&#39;s charity a six-figure fee to speak at a fundraising dinner</strong>....NBC News has confirmed the former president accepted $100,000 from them back in 2012.&rdquo;</p>

<p>Morales noted: &ldquo;The event raised almost $2.5 million.&rdquo; She also cited the chairman of the organization, Helping a Hero, defending the event: &ldquo;[He] says they are proud President Bush attended the gala and that his presence was appreciated by the veterans and supporters of the organization.&rdquo;</p>

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