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Americablog: Hardball's Chris Matthews, FOX's Tony Snow and Britt Hume helped raise money for shady Abramoff charity

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It appears that some of the very newsmen eager to downplay the scandal -- Fox's Tony Snow and Brit Hume and MSNBC's Chris Matthews -- may be more compromised than usual.

According to John Aravosis, one of Abramoff's laundering operations was the nonprofit "Capital Athletic Foundation," which seems to imply that it supports youth athletics. It seems that the Foundation held a 2003 gala (or planned to...) in which, according to the Hollywood Reporter, "Fox News Channel's Tony Snow is master of ceremonies, and Fox's Brit Hume and MSNBC's Chris Matthews are aboard."

According to the Washington Post: " and spending records of the Capital Athletic Foundation that less than 1 percent of its revenue has been spent on sports-related programs for youths."

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