Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fox News Corporate Parent Donates $1 Million To Republican Governors

That Fox News is the propaganda arm of the Republican party became clearer than ever with reports that its corporate parent has generously contributed to GOP gubernatorial candidates:

Bloomberg News reports today (h/t Daily Kos' KingOneEye) that News Corp. -- the media giant which owns Fox News and The Wall Street Journal -- has donated $1 million to the Republican Governors Association, the GOP organization that helps coordinate Republican gubernatorial campaigns and pays for independent ads in support of their candidates.

Media Matters has confirmed Bloomberg's report using publicly available IRS filings. We also found no evidence of corresponding donations to the Democratic Governors Association in the current political cycle. News Corp. wants Republicans elected to office, and they're willing to spend money to make it happen.

...now we have Fox's parent company donating $1 million to elect Republican gubernatorial candidates. Are there still people who doubt that Fox is just an arm of the GOP?

Cenk Uygur of the Young Turks, substituting as host on the Ed Schultz Show, makes a similar point: "Fox News has a purpose: to help the Republican party... Now they're doing it with their money. How much clearer does it have to be?" Watch:


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