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    Re: Fox News Corp. donates $1 million to the GOP

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    You don't think Ted Turner gave to the Dems? You don't think MSNBC sits in on Obama's meetings?
    Ted Turner is not a corporation; No, I don't think MSNBC sits on Obama's meetings. And in fact, if you watched it, you'd see plenty of anti-Obama editorials (usually because he's not liberal enough for them). Even then, the issue is over honesty: Fox is the one that claims to be "fair and balanced." If they'd stop being dishonest (as I said in the first post) I wouldn't criticize them for this.

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    Re: Fox News Corp. donates $1 million to the GOP

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    Ted Turner is not a corporation; No, I don't think MSNBC sits on Obama's meetings. And in fact, if you watched it, you'd see plenty of anti-Obama editorials (usually because he's not liberal enough for them). Even then, the issue is over honesty: Fox is the one that claims to be "fair and balanced." If they'd stop being dishonest (as I said in the first post) I wouldn't criticize them for this.
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    Terrible optics, I agree, but this isn't much different than the in-kind contributions that other news stations hand out to various political groups.

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    Did they donate to the Democratic side too? No
    Facts are a pesky thing:

    Murdoch — whether individually, or through his corporation and its related political action committee, which is called News America-Fox — doesn't only give money to Republicans. But, as Politico's Ben Smith notes, "the giant check to the RGA dwarfs low four-figure checks from Fox's PAC to Democrats including Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer."

    The Upshot looked into contributions from the News America-Fox PAC and found that Smith is correct: a $1 million donation is far more than what any other organization or individual has received, according to OpenSecrets.org. The donations may be smaller, but the Fox PAC is spreading its money around almost evenly between the two parties.

    The PAC has given to $48,000 to Democrats running for House seats this year and $40,700 to Republicans. In Senate races, the PAC contributed $30,500 to Democrats and $25,500 to Republicans. Also, the PAC gave $30,000 to both the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and National Republican Congressional Committee. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and National Republican Senatorial Committee each received $15,000.
    Murdoch’s News Corp. gives $1 mil. to Republican govs - Yahoo! News
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    Re: Fox parent gives $1 million to RGA

    So what's your point? General Electric has donated money to the democrats, but you don't see me acting like a sheep and complaining about it.
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    News Corp Gives 1 million to the RGA

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    Now, I could understand them giving a little bit to this and a little bit to that, but News Corp has just become the biggest corporate donor to the RGA. In contrast, the biggest corporate donor to the DGA is a union that does not report news whatsoever obviously. Also those that are curious, liberal media MSNBC's parent company GE made a 105k donation to the Democrats this year...but oh wait they made a 105k donation to the Republicans too.
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    Re: News Corp Gives 1 million to the RGA

    Meh I could care less what they do with their money. Our news still suck.

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    Re: News Corp Gives 1 million to the RGA

    According to the SCOTUS, they're well within their rights to do so.
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    Re: Fox parent News Corp. donates $1 million to Republican Governors' Association

    Since when is the huffington post a legitimate news source? Does that mean we can start quoting newsmax?
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