Dems Blast Murdoch's $1M GOP Donation
Fox News parent's move is not 'fair and balanced,' they say
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2010 2:30 PM CDT
News Corporation's Rupert Murdoch arrives for a morning session at the annual Allen & Co. Media summit in Sun Valley, Idaho, Friday, July 9, 2010.   (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

(Newser) – Now that Bloomberg has reported that News Corp–the parent company of Fox News headed by Rupert Murdoch—has donated $1 million to the Republican Governors Association, Democrats have quickly pounced. "'Fair and balanced' has been rendered utterly meaningless," the Democratic Governors Association tells Ben Smith of Politico. "Any pretense that may have existed about the ties between Fox News and the Republican Party has been ripped violently away."

The lefty Media Matters agrees. "Are there still people who doubt that Fox is just an arm of the GOP?" writes Matt Gertz. Murdoch's company is now the GOP's largest corporate donor, and a spokesman explains it thusly: "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."

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jimbarry1946
Aug 18, 2010 5:07 PM CDT
You don't hear the Democrats crying about ABC, CBS, or NBC. They don't even claim to be unbiases.
sandmannc40
Aug 18, 2010 4:31 PM CDT
The Dems expect if you donate money to the Republicans you should donate the same amount to them, and of course if you donate to the Dems you should only donate to the Dems. You can see the roots of Islam in the Democratic party. Me and only Me.
sylvie333
Aug 18, 2010 7:29 AM CDT
Oh yes, Murdoch and FOX are big supporters of that socialist "Liberal Media" we are always hearing about...Blah ha ha ha!