News Corp. defends $1 million donation to Republican Governors Association

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    By Howard Kurtz
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Wednesday, August 18, 2010

    Rupert Murdoch, who has never been shy about making his political views known, has voted with his sizable checkbook.

    Murdoch's News Corp. has made a $1 million donation to the Republican Governors Association, triggering swift criticism from Democrats that a contribution of that magnitude casts a shadow on his media properties, particularly Fox News.

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    And you wingnuts didn't want to believe that Faux News and the GOP were and the same.......... ROFLMAO...
     
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    doesn't GE still own a majority stake in NBC?
    wasn't GE's CEO on Obama's economic advisory board?

    how much did GE stand to gain by Cap & Trade legislation?
     
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    Big deal.

    Care to post the political donations of General Electric, Time Warner, Comcast, Cox and/or Disney?
     
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    Kind of speaks to a new form of Republicanism, wherein the political party is owned by and benefits from a media giant. Very Orwellian, and a threat to a free society.

    Those who claim to be conservatives, Libertarian or tea party supporters would be smart in condemning a donation of $1,000,000 to a political party; of course, there is no recourse for the Democratic Party or any smaller parties, for the Supreme Court has already sided with Murdoc as evidenced by Citizens United v. FEC. (I wonder how many 'beneftis' the four justices and the Chief Justice will receive for their vote to allow such conduct).
     
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    Do you ever do any of your own homework?
     
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    You're a fool. The obvious link between Murdoc and his media empire and the R's is self serving, and benefits the few and harms the many.
    TR would bust the trust owned by Murdoc, but that was a Republican leader with moral integrity and love for his country.
     
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    I tend to fall on the side of making outrage-feigning cherry pickers do complete homework, before breathlessly running in, saying "SEE?!?!? SEE?!?!?"

    But that's just me.
     
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    yet there is no obvious link between GE and this administration?
     
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    Right...And there's ABSOLUTELY NO link between GE & NBC, and their fawning coverage of the current Emperor and his party's foolhardy policy dictates. :rolleyes:

    And TR was the prototype neocon, you tool.
     

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