surprised? George S. is nothing but a political hack dressing up as a journalist. He’s the hackiest hack who ever did hack (to paraphrase the philosopher H. Simpson).
Stephanopoulos got a soundbite he could edit to smear a Republican and then promptly cut the mic, ending any further discussion. That’s not reporting. That’s not an interview. That’s… well, that’s what you expect from a Democrat operative.
Would it kill Stephanopoulos to stop acting like a Democrat operative and conduct himself like an actual journalist just once, or would his head explode, “Scanners”-style, if he merely considered it?