New York Times: Fox News donated $50,000 to Obama 2012 campaign

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    Fox News and its parent company News Corp have donated more than fifty thousand dollars to the Barack Obama 2012 reelection campaign, while donating barely two thousand dollars to the Mitt Romney campaign. The news comes as something of a shock in comparison to the news network’s on-air portrayal of Mr. Obama as a foreign born Muslim socialist who uses the constitution to blow his nose, while promoting the conservative agenda in lockstep with the republican party, even going so far as to load up its stories with false information in order to drive its point home. This begs the question of just what Fox News boss Rupert Murdoch and company are trying to pull here…

    Fox’s cartoonish and largely fictional negative portrayal of Obama to an audience of extremist conservatives searching for reasons to hate him might suggest that the news network would like the see Mr. Obama replaced in November. But since he took office, paranoid conservatives have spent more time glued to the Fox News channel than ever, pushing the network’s ratings higher as it helps convince them that the sky is falling. If Romney becomes president, then by Fox News logic, the period of panic is over and they don’t have to keep their eyes glued to Fox so tightly. But if Obama gets a second term, Fox News ratings will likely continue to climb for the next four years as republican voters yearn to be worked into a tizzy with a steady stream of anti-Obama propaganda. And so if Murdoch and company place more value their ratings and their resulting ad revenue than on loyalty to the republican party with which they’re unofficially partnered, then it might explain why money has been flowing from the Fox News coiffeurs directly into the Obama reelection campaign…

    Fox News viewers would be horrified to learn that Fox News itself is helping fund Mr. Obama’s reelection for the sake of ratings. But because most Fox News viewers have been convinced that Fox is the only truthful news outlet and all the others are part of a fictional “liberal media conspiracy” they don’t typically follow any other news sources outside of Fox itself. And because Fox isn’t about to broadcast the fact that it’s helping fund the Obama campaign over the Romney campaign by a twenty-five to one ratio, Fox News viewers are unlikely to learn the truth of the matter – particularly when the source of the donation story is the New York Times, a neutral newspaper which extremist conservatives have been convinced is part of the liberal media conspiracy.


    New York Times: Fox News donated $50,000 to Obama 2012 campaign - Beatweek Magazine
     
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    Newscorp coppers it's bets and wants to avoid legal prosecution for bribery.
     
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    I was guilty of being a Fox loyalist since 06. WTF was I smoking???
     
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    Sounds like FOX is putting their money behind someone who makes their hate sell.
     
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    I think they know it was harder to defend Bush than to trash Obama.
     
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    conservatives thrive on fear so Fox is making a killing by forcing its zaney viewers to check-in daily for thier hate marching-orders lol :clap2:
     
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    AKA- "Blonde TV" has always appealed to the fear-driven, lilly white base of the repub party.
     

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