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Report: Obama top recipient of News Corp. donations
The Hill's Hillicon Valley ^ | July 19, 2011 | Gautham Nagesh

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 company’s 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.).


TOPICS: Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: democrats; murdoch; obama; palin

1 posted on 07/19/2011 9:16:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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I think we all know who was the big donor tipping the scales in the Rats favor at News Corp.

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.

2 posted on 07/19/2011 9:24:18 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Of course he’s in the tank for 0bama. He wants the interviews.


3 posted on 07/19/2011 9:27:13 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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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.


4 posted on 07/19/2011 9:41:44 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

“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.


5 posted on 07/19/2011 9:44:00 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh we so being played......=.=


6 posted on 07/19/2011 9:53:07 PM PDT by cranked
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So Fox is “Fair & Balanced?”


7 posted on 07/19/2011 10:21:19 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Lift the ban. Send Pete to Cooperstown. 4256!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

His leg is tingling and he wants to be the Bamster’s fluff boy. He undoubtedly thinks he is being clever..


8 posted on 07/20/2011 12:38:46 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


9 posted on 07/20/2011 4:41:28 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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