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Like any other companies, media companies have long dabbled in giving money to politicians in an effort to curry favor or protect their bottom lines. But News Corp.’s $1 million donation to the Republican Governors Association isn’t business as usual – in either size or style.

And it’s got media analysts and political pros wondering just what News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch – the man behind Fox News and the Wall Street Journal — is up to now.

Political analysts said it was highly unusual for the company not to make a comparable contribution to Democrats, in the way most corporate givers (including News Corp.) usually give – both to hedge their bets and to maintain a sense of even-handedness. And the size of the donation, the largest corporate contribution to the RGA this cycle, was eye-opening for a media company.

“You certainly don’t see this happening every day, particularly to a seven-figure degree,” said Dave Levinthal, communications director for the Center for Responsive Politics, which runs OpenSecrets.org. “It’s definitely the exception and not the rule.”

Democrats charged that the million-dollar donation, first reported by Bloomberg Businessweek, was proof positive that Murdoch’s claim that Fox News is “fair and balanced” is a myth. “They’re bankrolling the GOP,” the executive director of the Democratic Governors Association, Nathan Daschle, said of News Corp. Some Democrats said it would be impossible for Fox to continue to claim objectivity.snip
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This is no doubt the biggest hypocricy I've ever heard of, as the RATS have gotten overwhelming aid and comfort from the rest of the LSM for decades.

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Didn't Rupert also have a fundraiser for Hillary? Or was it Roger? Fox seems rather non-partisan when it comes to donations.

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Hypocrisy, thy name is Democrat.


Good grief! While the "mainstream" news organizations are the handmaidens of the left, they sure get unhappy when the opposition funds mainstream America.

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