Defiant News Corp. Donates $1M to Republican Governors Association
August 17, 2010
(ChattahBox) – Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. the media giant which owns Fox News, The NY Post and The Wall Street Journal among others, wants Republicans elected to office, and they’re openly spending money to make it happen. No longer satisfied just to openly advocate against the Democratic party through witch hunts against administration officials and extreme promotion of anti-government rallies via their media monopoly, News Corp. has donated $1 million to the Republican Governors Association, which is run by Mississippi Governor and potential 2012 presidential candidate Haley Barbour. The Republican Governors Association helps coordinate Republican gubernatorial campaigns and pays for independent ads in support of their candidates. Politico‘s Ben Smith has received the following quote from a News Corp. spokesman in regards to the contribution: “News Corporation believes in the power of free markets, and the RGA’s pro-business agenda supports our priorities at this most critical time for our economy.” They’re not trying to hide it anymore. As the coverage of its media outlets indicates, News Corp. supports the Republican Party’s platform. It’s just now started putting its money where its mouth has long been.
As Ben Smith points out, News Corp’s highest-ranking Democratic executive, former #2 exec Peter Chernin, left the company last year, along with Murdoch’s liaison to the Democratic party, communications executive Gary Ginsberg. I wonder why? So much for even the premise of balanced news reporting anymore. I have always been grateful to live in a country that doesn’t have government-controlled media, but the way things are quickly evolving here, I am not sure corporate-controlled media is gonna be much better?