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    Fox parent News Corp. donates $1 million to Republican Governors' Association

    They did it in a "fair and balanced" way, I am sure.

    News Corp Donates $1 MILLION To Republican Governors Association

    Anyone who still believes that they are a real news organization, instead of a conservative editorial station, is really fooling themselves.

    (Mind you, as I have said in other threads, they have every right to be biased and promote a viewpoint. It's the hypocrisy of pretending to be unbiased that bothers me.)

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    They did it in a "fair and balanced" way, I am sure.

    News Corp Donates $1 MILLION To Republican Governors Association

    Anyone who still believes that they are a real news organization, instead of a conservative editorial station, is really fooling themselves.

    (Mind you, as I have said in other threads, they have every right to be biased and promote a viewpoint. It's the hypocrisy of pretending to be unbiased that bothers me.)
    You don't think Ted Turner gave to the Dems? You don't think MSNBC sits in on Obama's meetings?

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

    I would think the GOP gave a million dollars to FOXNews. That makes more sense.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    You don't think Ted Turner gave to the Dems?
    As a private person? sure, that is his right. Did CNN give money? Not that I am aware off....

    You don't think MSNBC sits in on Obama's meetings?
    What on earth does that have to do (not saying the do or have) with funding to a political party?
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    The ironic thing is this gem from their own code of conduct..

    News Corporation

    B. Dealing With Government Officials
    Employees who have dealings with government officials shall conform to the following standards:

    All employees who contact public officials must be familiar with the applicable lobbying laws and public disclosure requirements, particularly those laws or regulations pertaining to registrations or filings that must be made by the Company.
    No payment shall be made to, or for the benefit of, any public official in order to induce or entice such official to: enact, defeat or violate any law or regulation for the Company’s benefit; influence any official act; or obtain any favorable action by a governmental agency or official on behalf of the Company.
    Social amenities, entertainment and other courtesies may be extended to government officials or employees only to the extent appropriate and reasonable under applicable laws and customs. Gifts of greater than nominal value to, or lavish entertainment of, public officials are prohibited. No gifts in the form of cash, stock or other similar consideration shall be given, regardless of amount. Any gift about which an employee is uncertain should not be made without the prior written approval of the Company’s General Counsel. Any expenses incurred by a Company employee in connection with the matters discussed herein shall be accurately recorded on the Company’s books and records.
    I am guessing they gonna claim that it does not violate their own policies because they did not donate to the "government", and did not openly ask for any favours...
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    Some people say that this is a down payment for this fall's propaganda campaign.
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    Re: Fox News Corp. donates $1 million to the GOP

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    You don't think Ted Turner gave to the Dems? You don't think MSNBC sits in on Obama's meetings?
    Sure Ted and Jane both gave to the Dems....but not with Turner Broadcasting dough.
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    Re: Fox News Corp. donates $1 million to the GOP

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    They did it in a "fair and balanced" way, I am sure.

    News Corp Donates $1 MILLION To Republican Governors Association

    Anyone who still believes that they are a real news organization, instead of a conservative editorial station, is really fooling themselves.

    (Mind you, as I have said in other threads, they have every right to be biased and promote a viewpoint. It's the hypocrisy of pretending to be unbiased that bothers me.)
    They have a dog in the fight.
    News Corp. opposes proposed federal rule changes that would weaken the position of its Fox network in negotiations with cable companies. Governors may have a stake in the issue. In March, for example, New York Governor David Paterson stepped in with a call for binding arbitration in a dispute over fees between Bethpage, New York-based Cablevision Systems Corp. and Burbank, California-based Walt Disney Co.’s ABC.
    Now, tell me what this has to do with whether or not Fox News being biased on air?
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    Re: Fox News Corp. donates $1 million to the GOP

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    They have a dog in the fight.


    Now, tell me what this has to do with whether or not Fox News being biased on air?
    Did they donate to the Democratic side too? No
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    Re: Fox News Corp. donates $1 million to the GOP

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Did they donate to the Democratic side too? No
    I don't know. Do you? Fact is it's anticipated that there will be quite a turnover in governor races to the Republican side.

    Democrats now hold 26 of the 50 governorships, and 37 are on the ballot this year, the most ever. Stuart Rothenberg, a nonpartisan political analyst in Washington, says the Republicans should pick up at least eight new posts, giving them control of 32.
    Republicans See Gains in Governors’ Races as Funding Hits Peak - BusinessWeek
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