Oklahoma City bombing fund administrators dispute televised comments

By Randy Ellis | Published: March 6, 2013

Critical comments made in the news media by some victims of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing have not given the public an accurate or complete picture of how the bombing relief fund has been handled, fund administrators contend.

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation, which manages the fund, has been rocked by renewed public criticism since Friday when an NBC television weekly news magazine aired the latest in a series of news reports that quoted victims critical of the fund’s administration.

The foundation disputed comments by Gloria Chipman, who lost her husband in the bombing.

Chipman was cited Friday in an NBC “Rock Center with Brian Williams” report as complaining that she had to fight the foundation for tuition money for her daughter.

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