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Tue Aug 21, 2012, 09:32 PM

Rupert Murdochís News Corp Has Donated Almost $59,000 to Reelect Obama

Fox News and Rupert Murdochís other News Corp properties hate Obama so much that they have donated nearly $59,000 so far this year to reelect him.

According to Open Secrets, News Corp has donated $504,162 to individuals and PACís. The surprise comes in who the individual is that has gotten the most money from News Corp. President Obama has received $58,825 from News Corp. The top eight recipients of News Corp cash are the president and congressional committee chairpersons. News Corp must not think much of Mitt Romneyís chances because they have only donated $2,750 to the Republican nominee in 2012.

While Rupert Murdochís personal donations have gone to Republicans, News Corp understands that keeping Barack Obama in power is good for business. The delicious irony is that some of the revenue earned from viewers and readers that canít stand President Obama is being used to help reelect Barack Obama.

Rupert Murdoch didnít build an empire by being dumb. He knows that if Mitt Romney were to beat Obama, his business would suffer. Murdoch is in the anti-Obama business, which means that he needs four more years of Obama in order to keep his profits up. News Corpís congressional donations are pretty standard stuff. The big media companies shower money on the committee chairpersons who regulate their industries. Those donations slide back and forth between the parties depending on who has the majority, but the presidential donations are a different story.

http://www.politicususa.com/rupert-murdochs-news-corp-donated-59000-reelect-obama.html

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Reply Rupert Murdochís News Corp Has Donated Almost $59,000 to Reelect Obama (Original post)
Pilotguy Aug 2012 OP
Hydra Aug 2012 #1
Orangepeel Aug 2012 #2
davidpdx Aug 2012 #4
muriel_volestrangler Aug 2012 #7
davidpdx Aug 2012 #8
muriel_volestrangler Aug 2012 #10
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Sheepshank Aug 2012 #11

Response to Pilotguy (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 10:37 PM

1. I'm surprised Mitt is getting so much money, honestly

Even before this Akin gift, Mitt was tripping over every issue imaginable. It still feels all Bob Dole'ish- like he's supposed to lose while the Repubs gear up for the real fight.

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Response to Pilotguy (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 10:51 PM

2. Why does this story read like fox news wrote a check?

Lots of people work for News Corp, many of them union.

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Response to Orangepeel (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 11:56 PM

4. Good point, they are individuals not the corporation itself

People still have to have a job, even if it's working for a fascist liar like Murdoch.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 08:38 AM

7. News Corp headquarters in New York; 21st Century Fox in California

Both solid Democratic states. It wouldn't be that surprising to find many employees are Democratic supporters.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 09:53 AM

8. Would it show them as separate companies or the same?

Just curious....

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 11:33 AM

10. I don't know

I'm not actually American, so I don't know how that donation reporting system really works.

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Response to Pilotguy (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 11:28 PM

3. Does Rupert hate Mitt or did he donate to him through Citizens

United? Would this be a ploy to make it look like he donated to Obama while giving millions undetected to Mitt? Or does he just hate Mitt?

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Response to Pilotguy (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 06:27 AM

5. keeping Barack Obama in power is good for business--that's silly

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Response to Pilotguy (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 08:03 AM

6. .

as long as Obama is president, Fox's ratings will be high. its a win win for them

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Response to Pilotguy (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 10:25 AM

9. Proves nothing except that corporations don't like change.

Plus they hedge their bets. Nothing to see here, move along, move along.

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Response to Pilotguy (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 01:15 PM

11. I'm not sure what the OP is trying to imply......

http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.php?order=A

gives a clear picture that when it comes to donations almost al of the heavy hitters gives some money to both parties. For hells sake, even AFL-CIO gave over $900K to the Reps over the last few elections.

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