Last night, Bloomberg News reported that NewsCorp gave $1,000,000 to the Republican Governors Association, making them the organizations largest single contributor.
Rupert Murdoch was singing a different tune back in April when I confronted him at the National Press Club about Fox News' support of the Tea Parties. At the time he told me:
I don't think we should be supporting the tea party or any other party.
Now it is clear Rupert Murdoch lied to me.
Of course, this is just a drop in the bucket when compared to the ten of millions of dollars Fox News' contributors have raised for Republicans.
Furthermore, "at least twenty Fox News personalities have endorsed, raised money, or campaigned for Republican candidates or causes, or against Democratic candidates or causes, in more than 300 instances and in at least 49 states. Republican parties and officials have routinely touted these personalities' affiliations with Fox News to sell and promote their events."
I should be thanking Murdoch. Now no one can ever doubt that Fox is not a news network -- they are simply part of the Republican machine.
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