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When Propaganda and $1 Million For The GOP Are Not Enough

Reported by Ellen - October 1, 2010 -

In addition to donating $1 million to the Republican Governors Association, we now learn that Fox News' parent company, News Corp., reportedly donated another $1 million to the anti-Democratic organization, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

As Politico reported,

It was the second $1 million contribution the company has made this election cycle to a GOP-aligned group. In late June it gave that amount to the Republican Governors Association.

The parent companies of other media companies such as Disney (which owns ABC) and General Electric (which owns NBC) have also made political contributions, but typically in far smaller chunks, and split between Democrats and Republicans.

In the past, News Corp. has also spread its donations between candidates of both parties. The huge gift to the RGA raised questions among some media critics about whether News Corp. had crossed over an inappropriate line for a media company. The second donation is likely to rekindle that debate – and to make both News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch and Fox News even more of a liberal target.

In the past, Murdoch’s political leanings were considered to be pragmatic rather than strictly ideological.. But his political giving have been sharply aligned with the Republican Party this year.



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