Skip to comments.Report: Obama top recipient of News Corp. donations
Posted on 07/19/2011 9:16:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Political donations by News Corp., its employees and their families were evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, with President Obama the all-time leading recipient, according to a report from the Sunlight Foundation.
The transparency watchdog noted Tuesday that Democrats received 51 percent of contributions while Republicans received 49 percent, despite the firm's highly publicized links to the GOP, such as a $1 million donation to the Republican Governors Association in August.
News Corp. is the parent company of The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and Fox News, among others. The firm is currently under scrutiny in both the U.S. and U.K. over allegations its subsidiary News of the World hacked into voice mail accounts and bribed public officials.
"Obama being listed as the companys top recipient might surprise some people because of its highly publicized involvement with his political rivals, like Sarah Palin who was the vice presidential candidate in 2008 and reportedly still under contract with Murdoch-owned Fox News as a paid commentator," wrote Sunlight's Ryan Sibley.
Sibley said News Corp. has spent $8.2 million since 1997 lobbying on issues such as net neutrality and privacy. He also points out the top recipients from the firm's political action committee, News America Holdings, in the 2009-10 election cycle were Reps. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Howard Berman (D-Calif.) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).
BTW 2ndDiv, the first thing that popped in my head was Gomer saying that even before I clicked the link for the thread. Sums this all up.
Of course he’s in the tank for 0bama. He wants the interviews.
Well, haven’t even studies shown Fox is split evenly in its positive and negative stories about candidates? It’s the MSM that is slanted far left, printing many more positive stories about leftists than conservatives.
“I think we all know who was the big donor tipping the scales in the Rats favor at News Corp.”
You forgot to include Shepherd Smith, Alan Colmes (him, him, xxxx him) and Whorealdo.
Oh we so being played......=.=
So Fox is “Fair & Balanced?”
His leg is tingling and he wants to be the Bamster’s fluff boy. He undoubtedly thinks he is being clever..
This is consistent with my opinion that Fox News is absolutely “Middle-of-the-Road”. It’s much undeserved label of “conservative” is simply because it contrasts so much with the ultra liberal legacy media. Compared with CNN, it certainly is conservative. However, compared with the US as a whole, it is simply neutral.