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We all know that the GOP presidential nominee will be determined during a pie eating contest at the Fox News company picnic. What GOP hopeful candidate isn’t on the Fox payroll?
And why are we not covering the fact that BP Oil gave more money to Obama than any GOP candidate? Do facts hurt?
And on a side note, GE/NBC is the leftist propaganda machine of Hussein Obama and Algore. Have you noticed leftist media that no one is paying attention to you anymore? As your failed socialist programs increase and you bury us in debt, your power decreases. Start reporting on the lies and propaganda of GE/NBC and the NY Times.
Oh sure, most media leans left. But tell me, against the ratings jugernaut of Fox News, does it really matter that much? I mean, is MSNBC really that big of a deal these days? Or is this just some really sad attempt and saying it “goes both ways”?
Maybe this is another example of “fair and balanced.”
Easy there, Tiger, your Islamo/xeno/blackophobia is starting to show. There is nothing remotely comparable with any other news organization donating such a vast amount of money to one political party. More to the point, what part of donating 1M to Republicans is either fair or balanced? Just admit your favorite cartoon network is nothing more than a propaganda ministry for der Reich, oops, the Republican Party, and you’ll feel so much better.
It’s hard to tell if you really are this much of a buffoon or if you’re auditioning for the time slot after Beck.
Um… ALL the major news outlets are now owned by huge multi-national corporations. Corporations, see if you can follow this because I know you’re not smart, corporations benefit from LOWER corporate tax rates and lax EPA safety rules. They don’t benefit from “leftist” programs. They are hurt by them. That’s why the corporate news agencies, like FoxNews, give money to the Republican party. And NONE of the news organizations have ever given money to the Democratic party.
Did you get all that?
Are you on acid? Broadcast reporters, anchors and print reporters represent an in-kind contribution. They don’t even bother to hide their advocacy. That’s why no one pays attention to their ongoing campaign. At least Fox holds this administration accountable; which is supposed to be the primary function of the 4th estate.
Can you name the number of times MSNBC or NBC reporters have directed viewers ON AIR to websites of Democratic candidates or implored them to give money? You’re looking at a 2012 Republican field that will include three current Fox News employees.
Can you? It’s very easy to make a claim like that and not back it up.
How much $ has GE/NBC donated to the Democratic party?
“How much $ has GE/NBC donated to the Democratic party?”
As much as they gave to the Republican Party. It’s a fact. And no where near a million.
I don’t think anyone cares that Fox News is a shill for the Republicans. This is America and if that’s what they want to do, then they should be able to do it. I think the problem people have is that Fox won’t cop to it. Even when it’s obvious, even when they donate to only ONE party and they donate more than anyother corporation has EVER donated to a single party — they still won’t cop to it. That’s the part that is troublesome and kind of scary.
Actually according to Open Secrets GE gave Dems 62% compared to 38% for Republicans which translates to hundreds of thounsands of dollars, ceartainly not 50-50.
BTW the total amount GE donated was OVER a Million dolars to Dems so far.
And until NewsCorps current donation they gave Dems more money than Republicans.
If you are going to argue with facts, get them straight “right”
hmm… where’s your proof that CNN, MSNBC, HLN, etc, has ever given to the Democratic party, homie? just cite your source and your argument will make sense.
Hmmmmm. Prideful stupidity makes a star appearance on DH. Here come the willfully idiotic and delusional holding themselves up as the protectors of virtue. The national downfall continues.
“And on a side note, GE/NBC is the leftist propaganda machine of Hussein Obama and Algore”
Random thought: maybe if you keep mentioning “Obama” and “Hussein” in the same sentence enough times, it will actually prove that there’s a link between our President and Sadam.
No, really, it just might! Keep doing that, it makes you sound so intelligent.
Hahahaha! Does anybody out there still think Fox News is “fair and balanced”? Anybody? They’re shills. And who cares? I just wish they’d cop to it.
That’s the thing about the fox news crowd. They won’t admit that they watch fox because it reports the “news” with a slant they feel comfortable with. They keep trying to sell the lie that it’s completely objective, and yet, any legitimate news organization would avoid getting so politically involved that it hurts their credibility as an objective form of journalism.
I don’t think there’s a progressive out there that wouldn’t admit they watch MSNBC because it has a more liberal take on things. I get it, there are more and more people who like to watch programming that fits into their preconceived notions about the world, but I wish the fox news audience would at least admit it.
As long as they exclude leftists and muslims, they are fair and balanced.
Wear that Klan hood proud, Uncle Bernie!
At this point it’s pretty clear the Republican party is just a ratings stunt for Fox News.
Best comment I’ve read in some time. Very funny.
I still don’t understand how conservatives can believe the one organization is giving it to them straight while EVERY OTHER NEWS ORGANIZATION IN THE WORLD are just propaganda machines. On the most basic level of logic, it doesn’t make sense. And when you point it out, you get responses like the one from “jef,” above.
OMG, jef. Obama’s middle name is Hussein? That must mean he’s a MUSLIM. Thank you for opening my eyes!!
Or at least making me chuckle.
It’s still amazing there are people out there like jef who do that. It’s also amazing people believe President Obama is Muslim. I think the only word to decribe that crowd is ignorant. At least they’re funny ignorants.
In addition to the amazement you mentioned, I find it amazing that our current president is incapable of proving that he was born in this country. How is it possible that this has become the issue that it became and how it was so aggressively swept under the rug? If YOU were asked for YOUR birth certificate, would it really be that hard for YOU to come up with it if you had nothing to hide?
FOR THE RECORD: I was raised Republican and actually voted for Obama because I desperately wanted the change he promised. I lost my job and my house during the Bush administration and believed what Obama promised.
Unfortunately, I’m a sucker. My parents have since lost their home and unemployment in my state (CA.) is now double digit.
I’m no longer big on tying myself to any particular party, but IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT PROBABLY IS.
Obama promised “change”. Congrats to all of us that voted for him: He moved troops out of Irag AND INTO AFGHANISTAN, he dealt with the faltering banks BY GIVING THEM BILLIONS IN TAXPAYER DOLLARS and unemployment HAS CHANGED FROM BETTER TO WORSE!
I can’t wait till we get this motivational speaker out of office.
Just keep in mind, presidents are puppets. Your parents would’ve still lost their house and unemployment would’ve gotten worse no matter who was elected president. Just be thankful the Alaskan Barbie didn’t get elected. Natural disasters, wars, people dying by the thousands…they’re doing a good job executing plans for the so-called “apocalypse”
Bush gave the banks billions.
Obama put ADDITIONAL troops in Afghanistan. He did not declare war on that country.
Two nights ago, Obama pulled the last of the “Combat” troops out, as promised.
Not saying he’s great, just saying he’s better.
Sorry to hear about your parents, but the housing bubble happened under Bush not Obama.
And I don’t have a hard copy of my birth certificate either. I was born in Georgia. And I would have no problem getting a copy and showing officials if required by law — which Obama has — but if every blogger this side of Orly Taitz kept asking for it, I’d have a problem showing them. No citizen should have to kowtow to every other citizen’s demands — especially when they’re irrational.
Actually, Muslims believe he’s a Muslim. Muslim descent is patrilineal; that means, if your father was Muslim, you are considered to be a Muslim by other Muslims. Jewish descent is matrilineal; that means, if your mother was Jewish, you are considered to be a Jew by other Jews. Now, Ella, you can be relieved of your pathetic, sad, silly ignorance.
So your argument is that Jeff is Muslim? I don’t get it.
Caroline, just because Muslim tradition says being a Muslim is passed down by the father doesn’t mean anything in the United States. It’s not legally binding in any way shape or form. So what is your point, other than the fact that you’re a willfully ignorant bigot?
Here’s a suggestion, go watch some more Faux News and live in your insulated version of reality. Let the rest of us adults try to solve real problems.
The GOP continues to make them mad on the other side of the aisle. Last week the Obama administration was given how much money by the Hollywood elite? Stop being so hypocritical.
Hm…NEWS organization (Fox NEWS – it’s in the title), who labels itself as “fair and balanced” VS. individuals who have a lot of money whose job is NOT reporting the news.
Obviously logic escaped you at some point in your education.
For those who are commenting on how “balanced” Fox news is, do you know who Roger Ailes is without going to google or Wikipedia for your research. Holy cow, some of you on the right are so myopic.
Roger Ailes recognized a market gap when he saw one. He realized that the public no longer believed the majors and wanted an alternative to Information Ministry of Oceania propaganda. Thus, Fox. Now there’s a news network devoted to fact checking and attacking the left. Live with it. You’re losing.
the hollywood elite are not a professional news organization that market themselves on their objectivity. not comparable.
The corporate bosses of CNN, NBC, ABC and CBS don’t run professional news organizations? I agree.
The Hollywood elite have created a shrinking industry. Their Reifenstahl-like devotion to their Swedish/socialist vision have eliminated attendance for TV and films. Most folks like to go to a movie or watch TV to entertain themselves and forget about the challenges of the day. The old-timers knew this and gave them what they wanted. Today’s executives believe they’re much smarter than the average auto mechanic, nurse, grocery store manager and dry cleaner owner. They think their job is to educate their inferiors. Believe me, the public get it.
Republicans always change the argument when they know they’ve been exposed dead-to-rights. They never argue with facts, only beliefs.
Look what you did:
1. Looked a a story that reported the FACT that Newscorp gave a million dollars to the Republican party.
2. Rather than consider this (as an intelligent adult would) and question what this says about our political process, as well as the state of our country, you immediately went into spin mode/damage control.
3. You changed the subject and pointed the finger at a corporation that was in no way whatsoever connected to this story. I’m pretty sure Comedy Central is owned by Viacom, not “GE/NBC.” And then for good measure, just so NO ONE would ever consider taking you seriously, you called Barack Obama by his scary-sounding middle name, and threw in an “Algore” as the cherry on top. Algore? Seriously? Algore has nothing to do with this story.
I try to give you right wingers the benefit of the doubt. I try to consider all sides. But at this point in history, the Republican party stands for the worst humanity has to offer. And Jef is Exhibit A. And Jef is not an anomaly; you can cut and paste his comments on any website on any news story. They all have the same three talking points.
Yet another example is Louie Gohmert and his terror babies rant on CNN with Anderson Cooper.
Elmore… YOU ROCK! Thanks.
No. NO ONE believes that Fox is “Fair and Balanced.” The people who pretend to believe are just too chickenshit to admit that they only want to hear news that supports their bigoted, cowardly worldview.
When the Iraq War first started, I used to watch Fox News to compare the information with other news sites to make sure I was getting as complete a picture as I could. It quickly became clear that they are a propaganda machine and nothing more. Their rape of the English language (just a small example: calling suicide bombers “homocide bombers” — y’know, because suicide humanizes the enemy) is hilarious. And their bias couldn’t be more clear.
And yes, I realize that MSNBC is in the tank for the Left. And I agree that that is just as bad. But MSNBC never claimed to be “Fair and Balanced.” And they don’t pander to the dumbest of the dumb like Fox does.
Wait, how exactly is MSNBC in the tank for the Left? Just because they have 1 hour of Olbermann and 1 hour of Maddow? Last I checked, Joe Scarborough (a REPUBLICAN congressman) has 3 hours every day!
Jon Stewart can dead pan and mug the camera and shill about a measly $1 million contribution to the GOP all day for all I care. The only people who are influenced by his phony news comedy routines are slackers and liberals (people who think they are much smarter than they are in reality). The truth is that the Democratic Party has enjoyed an incestuous relationship with CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, HLN, NPR, PBS and Hollywood for decades. Interestingly, MSNBC.com identified 143 journalists who made political contributions from 2004 through the start of the 2008 campaign, according to the public records of the Federal Election Commission. Most of the newsroom checkbooks leaned to the left: 125 journalists gave to Democrats and liberal causes. Only 16 gave to Republicans. Can you name one movie that has pictured Republicans or conservatives in a positive light? A television drama? It is a grueling exercise to say the least. However film and television dramas have had a plethora of benevolent Democrats. Liberals like Stewart just can’t stand that there is another point-of-view and that it is reverberating with the American public. I ask my lefty friends to name a conservative who regularly appears on any cable or network news program other than the FoxNews Channel. The only names that surface are Pat Buchanan and Joe Scarborough on MSNBC. I quickly point out at least a dozen liberals or at least left of center who are regularly featured on Fox News: Alan Colmes Ellis Henican, Bob Beckel, Mara Liasson, Geraldo Rivera, Juan Williams, Pat Cadell, Doug Shoen, Kirsten Powers, Greta Van Susteren, Marc Lamont Hill and Susan Estrich to name just a few. At CNN we have anchors Anderson Cooper, John King, Wolf (can’t score on Jeopardy!) Blitzer, Larry King, Jack Cafferty as well as contributors Bill Schneider, David Gergen, Paul Begala, James Carville, Lanny Davis, Donna Brazile, Roland S. Martin—a veritable rogues gallery of left wing ideologues. Yesterday, I was listening to the Hugh Hewitt radio show and he replayed the audio from CNN’s John King program which purported to be covering the Ground Zero mosque “debate.” Only problem is that it went on for a number of minutes before the only conservative (and I can’t even remember the person’s name) was even given a chance to speak—the other guests were given plenty of time to voice their views before a commercial break. Over at MSNBC we have the rabid Keith Olbermann and clueless Chris (Obama gives me a chill running up my leg) Matthew, Lawrence (West “Left” Wing) O’Donnell and Rachel Madcow…I mean Maddow. Nevermind the obvious political slants of shows like “The View” “Jon Stewart,” “David Letterman,” or the increasingly irrelevant evening newscasts. Who is Jon Stewart kidding?
Thank God for Fox News. The people are responding with their remotes and that is what has liberal like Stewart in such a tizzy:
Cable News Ratings August 17, 2010:
FNC – 1,213,000 viewers
CNN – 372,000 viewers
MSNBC – 361,000 viewers
CNBC – 195,000 viewers
HLN – 287,000 viewers
You do realize there are 350 million people in this country, and all of those people combined make up less than 1% of the total population.
Just because there are 1.2 million people who like to get their news in bite-sized right-wing out of touch morsels doesn’t mean they are right.
…and I’m a independent moderate, who actually votes according to issues, not party, I get my news from a variety of sources including Fox News, and find Jon Stewart hilarious. Stop letting Beck, Limbaugh and Hannity form your opinions for you, THINK FOR YOURSELF!
Hell, I’m a diehard conservative and I find Stewart hilarious. And that’s because he calls everyone out of their bullshit and doesn’t let his personal politics get in the way. It doesn’t matter if you’re a liberal like Keith Olbermann or a conservative like Bill O’Reilly or nutjob like Glenn Beck, if you act like an asshat, he calls you out on it. He calls out both George W. Bush and Barack Obama for their ineptitude. That is why he works.
Still less than 1% of the population. All the basic cable networks’ viewership combined is less than 1% of the population. Who cares who gets the most of less than 1%? That’s hardly an accurate gauge. And on top of that, when do ratings account for good-taste, quality, let alone — truth. Compare the highest rated program on Fox News to the lowest rated episode of Nightly News with Brian Williams and he still does triple their total. High ratings doesn’t mean “fair and balanced”. It just means you got a bigger market share. Kudos to For for finding their demographic and catering to it so well.
By the way CNN has Republican POVs on all of the time. Watch Fareed Zakaria GPS, they actually have intelligent debates. No one is screaming anyone down (see Hannity), or living in la la land like Limbaugh.
CNN, NPR, BBC, all have legit Republicans on all the time. MSNBC, maybe not so much…but MSNBC as an organization doesn’t donate millions of dollars directly to any campaign.
I suggest you take your DirecTV off of channel 360 every now and again, and watch some other news programs to get a 360 degree view of the world, then decide what works for you.
IMO, Fox News ruins journalism from 6pm – 10pm. And with Rob Doucy, who is the guy who cheated off of you in History class. The afternoons it really is an above average news outlet.
Having ‘hilarious’ nicknames for people you don’t like only serves to undermine any opinion you might be hoping to get across. And that goes for everyone, not just you.
I think Stewart’s in a “tizzy” because FOX claims to be “fair and balanced” and yet it shovels $1MM to one party and not the other. You can spew out facts all you want, but the fact is FOX gave $1MM to the GOP but not the DNC. Last time I checked that is not balanced at all, nor is that fair.
Kudos on the untreated schizophrenia.
And as for who Jon Stewart is kidding: everyone who tunes in to get fake news from ‘real’ news networks, as opposed to the people who tune in to get the fake news from his comedy network.
AaronSch, as Elmore so eloquently stated above, you’re missing the point. Whatever individuals give out of their own pocket to a political party is NOT THE SAME as a corporation doing so. None of the news organizations that you claim are ‘in the tank’ for the Democratic Party have given such hefty donations to that party the way that NewsCorp has done for the GOP.
“Can you name one movie that has pictured Republicans or conservatives in a positive light? A television drama? It is a grueling exercise to say the least. However film and television dramas have had a plethora of benevolent Democrats.”
No. I can’t name a movie that has portrayed Conservatives in a positive light. Not off the top of my head. Perhaps because compelling entertainment requires sympathetic characters. Unfortunately for Republicans, sympathy is not their forte.
Alex P. Keaton; he’s my fave.
Aaron, meet paragraphs. Paragraphs, meet Aaron.
Looks like you did your research in the novel you wrote here, but you forgot to do one thing. Have you asked yourself why? Why hasn’t there been a movie portraying Republicans and CONServatives in a positive light? WHY only 16 journalists gave to Republicans? You’ve done your studying and listed a bunch of statistics, but it looks like you’re the one “who thinks they are much smarter than they are in reality.” Use what you learned in the critical thinking class you took back at junior college, and write an essay on WHY?, and then maybe I’ll have something to respond to.
Why don’t you think Hollywood makes movies portraying Republicans in a positive light? WHY do you think only 16 journalists gave to Republicans? It looks like you’re the “one who thinks they’re smarter than they are in reality.” You may sound smart, but all you really did was state facts. Looks like you’re excellent at using Google and gathering facts, but did you ask yourself WHY?
All of that “Avatar” money going to good use
Jon Stewart has an agenda like everyone else, yet people treat him like he’s the Walter Cronkite of the 21st century. It’s easy to get caught up in his sophomoric wisecracks and snarky quips without understanding that he’ll often forsake the truth to make jokes with a leftist slant.
Stewart conveniently ignores two important facts that render his point moot. 1) Viacom, parent company to Comedy Central has given disproportionately to the Democratic party this year. 2) News Corporation historically has given more to the DNC than the RNC.
Stewart is occasionally right on point (and very funny when he is), but he loses all credibility with me when he fails to analyze an issue from an intellectually honest standpoint.
Could you link to the information that supports these facts? Thanks.
Stewart is smart to the unsmart and cool to the uncool.
Can’t believe how much liberals are threatened by ONE NETWORK that dares to not toe the media party line. Fox may lean conservative, but that makes it fair and balanced in relation to being the only conservative voice in TV media. Can’t wait to see Nikki’s Jon Stewart postings after the Democrats get annihilated in the upcoming November elections.
‘Lean conservative’? ‘Only conservative voice’? apparently, you don’t watch anything but FOX. They make no attempt to cover their complete and utter bias and their interest in supporting and defending all things GOP. It’s the hypocrisy that I find most objectionable.
Jef, Greg, so called conservatives, and other faux-patriots:
The right wing game plan of demean and deflect works quite well in troubled times. Any idiot can see that, as you so forcibly demonstrate. Yes, the dems will lose seats, yes the media (those bastids!) will crow about a conservative leaning country and then… it’ll all shift again. The march of history is against the tadpoles who’ve hijacked conservatism and brought it down to its basest talk-radio level: conservatism these days is all about fear — fear of the other, fear of losing what wasn’t there’s in the first place, fear of irrelevancy, fear of getting their delusional gonads cut asunder. That’s all the once proud tradition has to offer these days, and it’s why I, a conservative, refuse to be a part of it. My faith though is in the American people who will, in good time, see the faux-patriotic likes of Beck, Newt, Rush, Coulter, Levin, Pence, Bohener, Cantor, and the Lisa Ann impersonator from Wasilla, for what they are — the absolute worst a great nation has to offer. So, yes, faux-conservative fellows and ladies, enjoy your temporary resurgence. The rest of us will get to the business of truly loving and respecting our country, not a dusty and brain dead ideology. Good day and good riddance.
Fox’s slogan is not “Fair and Balanced in Relation to Being the Only Conservative Voice in TV Media.” It’s presenting itself as being unbiased and speaking truth to power. That’s the problem.
You are basically admitting what most are saying on here. Fox is not objective and skews conservative. Your rational is that every other “voice in TV media” is too liberal (which is false, but whatever), and that’s fine if conservative folks prefer to watch “news” that tells them what they want to hear, but that doesn’t make it “fair and balanced”. By your own admission, they are taking on a conservative perspective, and with that as their starting point, how can they ever rise to the occasion to provide truthful and objective journalism.
Yes, it’s despicable (though legal) that ALL news organizations contribute such amounts to the people they cover, but fair is fair. According to this article:
“Viacom’s Political Action Committee has so far this year contributed 62 percent of its money to Democrats and only 38 percent to Republicans. In 2008, this ratio was 58 percent Democrats, 42 percent Republicans.”
“Prior to this $1 million donation, News Corp. had actually given 54 percent of its donations to Democrats and 46 percent to Republicans.”
That sounds more “balanced” to me than Viacom’s gifts. Wonder what Disney and NBC-Uni and CBS and Turner give?
Viacom is your (glass) house, John Stewart, but far be it for you to ever let the facts get in the way of your rants. Especially funny since you do exactly what you rant against others for doing. Rant about “fair and balanced” when you act that way yourself.
You too, Nikki. Every time you are so blatantly unfair, you lose the moral high ground and your credibility. You want to make a difference and have your views, including political ones, respected and make a difference? Trying being better than those you criticize.
Fox, CNN, NBC, CBS, Disney, John Stewart, and you too Nikki Finke: A pox on all your houses.
It’s all the same Kool Aid, just different colors. Don’t swallow any of it.
Stewart needs to do some research before he blathers. NewsCorp also gave money to the Obama campaign and other Dems. They are trying to curry favor with whatever party is predicted to take the reigns. And this time it is the Republicans.
Take a breath, Jon, and at least try to tell some truth.
Debating politics on an entertainment site has been known to cause AIDS in lab mice.
Amusing, but ultimately both all networks (and all big media) are merely distractions. Do you REALLY think it matters who sits in the White House, the Senate, the House, the Governor’s mansion, etc.? Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Tera Partiers, it really doesn’t matter.
Look who is dictating financial, monetary, and diplomatic policy. Follow the real money trail ($1 million is, unfortunately, chump change in this era). Politicans of all parties are mere wind-dressing. Reps are no better than the Dems and 2010 (and 2012) will show that.
Fox has donated more money to Democrats than Republicans. But let’s be fair, Viacom which owns Comedy Central donates tons of money to the Democrats. And they prop up Democrat issues constantly, as Cowardly Central shows are pro-Democrat. So what is Stewart’s point? All media outlets donate money to parties. The Dems tend to get the most. And the Dems, have done the most to hurt the media lately with all the insane FCC and FEC crap they’re pulling.
Fox News is news in name only. It is conservative opinion/editorial. MSNBC is democrat opinion/editorial. I don’t see why some people get upset.
I love the BARACK OBAMA IS BANKRUPTING OUR ECONOMY claim. The guy’s been in office for 1 year and 8 months and he inherited the economy from a Republican President who was the MOST DISASTROUS ECONOMIC MANAGER IN AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY.
The Health Care bill is completely unproven; no one knows what it will do. What it *won’t* do is spend a trillion dollars on a pointless “pre-emptive” war, the one that Republican “armchair economists” always seem to forget. I think I’ve seen one Republican official fight against the war using the rational argument “we just can’t afford it.” But spend one dime on a social issue that’s meant to help people that Repub. economic policies have f’d…Socialism!
And leave the Wall Street bailout bill out of your argument because Bush endorsed that at the end of his term and Obama signed it into law (as he said he would) but followed it up with a Wall Street REFORM Bill. Which has also been unproven as of yet.
Thanks “Who Are We Kidding.” I love a good prospective!
Sigh. News Corp is not FOX, and FOX is not News Corp. But OK, assuming we’re playing that game, in 2008, Walt Disney gave Republicans $348,858 and Democrats $1,066,125. Walt Disney owns ABC, so that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt…what, exactly? GE gave Republicans $1,167,584 in 2008, and it gave Democrats $2,241,527. That proves the entire NBC family of networks is…what, exactly? Time Warner gave $2,349,452 to Democrats in 2008, and $556,501 to Republicans. So now we know for a fact that CNN…is what, exactly?
News Corp IS Fox. News Corp created Fox News. Disney did not create ABC. GE did not created NBC. Fox News would not exist without Rupert Murdoch and News Corp.
And I am amazed that you cannot tell the difference between the examples you gave and News Corp. Every example you have shows that those corporations gave to BOTH parties (that’s “fair and balanced”). And both totals put together were less than 500,000. What News Corp did was break a record. A million dollars is the most ever given to a single political party by a corporation — ever. And they didn’t give anything to the other party.
Again, this is okay. But why won’t Fox just amite they’re not being “fair and balanced”. Just admit they’re shills for the Republican Party. I think that’s the problem people have.
I understand fine. It’s OK if other companies donate to Democrats, but the twisting and goalpost moving that accompanies a FOX accusation is a wonder to behold. I don’t mind if you howl and wail against FOX, but considering the disparity of the other media conglomerates is GREATER in favor of the Democrats, and you actually spend the time to go into apologist mode over it, I have a hard time believing your outrage is sincere
I am also amazed and also understand that schools aren’t teaching basic math, if you think that Time Warner’s $2,241,527 donation to Democrats and its $556,501 to Republicans totals less than $500,000. I’ll let you work out the other totals on your own, but suffice it to say, not a single one of them is less than $500,000. In fact, the disparity is greater than the News Corp disparity (which, up until this particular donation, actually favored the Democrats. For that matter, in the election cycles of 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2008 only in 2006 did the News Corp donations favor the Republicans (cite: Open Secrets)).
Those numbers you cited are total. No corporation has ever written a one time amount for 1 million dollars to one political party. You are looking at cumulative amounts. News Corp will have given over a million to the Republican Party this year. That’s not the gripe. The complaint is that they gave a single donation of a million dollars to one party without giving anything to the other party. And that million dollar (one-time) donation is a record. But in all honesty, I think the real gripe is that Fox News won’t just be honest about who they are and what they do. Who cares if they give a billion to the Repubs? Just be honest about being shills. That’s it.
And then the NPR, AirAmerica, LATimes, WaPo, NYT, ChicagoTrib, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, Politico, and the majority of TV shows and films riddled with anti-Bush/anti-conservative/anti-Christian japes will admit that they shill for the Democrats.
I thought Air America was upfront about that. And I love how you throw in “anti-Christian”. You show your true colors.
Former Bush White House spokesperson Scott McClellan admitted that the Bush administration routinely fed Faux News talking points. That’s not news, folks, that’s propaganda and what amounts to state-run media. The Soviets had a similar thing going with Tass, but funny how we don’t hear any anti-Big Gubmint Fox News fans complaining about it. Faux News has repeatedly been caught lying, labeling scandal-ridden Republiturds as Democrats, and showing little regard for journalistic standards. Obama’s first order of business upon taking office should have been to ban Fox from the press briefing room, as they are clearly not a legitimate news organization.
Viacom’s (owner of comedy central) Political Action Committee has so far this year contributed 62 percent of its money to Democrats and only 38 percent to Republicans
prior to this $1 million donation, News Corp. had actually given 54 percent of its donations to Democrats and 46 percent to Republicans.
Jon Stewart is a propagandist like all of them on both sides.
Viacom doesn’t claim to be “fair and balanced” or produce “news” shows. They arestrictly entertainment. Why do you expect them to be held to the same standard as those that claim to do both? I don’t think anyone cares that Fox News is a shill for Republicans. They only care that they won’t be honest about it.
To the poster who suggest that FoxNews isn’t fair and balanced, I would say to you, comparing to the way NBC ABC CBS PBS CNN MSNBC etc I would say FoxNews is more fair and balanced in reporting daily events than the ones mentioned here. Of course if you are a leftist and wish all news outlets to be shills for Obama and the Democrats that is a hard pill to swallow I know. By the way just how many of millions of dollars does the ViaCOM Chairman donate to the leftists. I would think it would take a long while for FOX to catch up with those millions..
Viacom gave more than 60% of its contributions to Republicans in 2004 & 2006 — they usually give more to the current party in charge of the White House. In addition, in 2010, Viacom only donated $176,700 TOTAL to BOTH parties. Which pales in comparison to the $1,000,000 News Corp gave to just the Republicans.
Back in September of 2004 Sumner Redstone, CEO of Viacom and no fool, identified himself as a liberal Democrat but said he was voting for George W. Bush because Bush was better for Viacom’s business.
What the left-bashers cannot understand understand — and the right-bashers will not understand — is that the people who deliver the news may lean slightly liberal because America leans slightly liberal, but those who hire them and tell them what to run and who own the companies follow the conservative line. They do it for the sake of the money, not for the good of the country.
(Source: Asian Wall Street Journal 9/24/04)
You’re about to find out how slightly-liberal America does not lean.
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