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Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp Has Donated Almost $59,000 to Reelect President Obama

ProudProgressive 2012/08/21 13:52:36

As hard as Rupert Murdoch has worked over the years to implant Right Wing Extremist Propaganda in the minds of the American public, you wouldn't think he'd donate money to someone he considers a Kenyan Muslim Communist AntiChrist. It just goes to show that as willing as the Right Wing is to put partisan ideology ahead of the best interests of the American people, they are just as willing to put greed ahead of partisan ideology. Murdoch knows that in the remote chance that voter suppression works and Romney is installed in the White House, Fox "News" will lose one of its central, and apparently most popular, themes - denigrating and undermining the legitimate Government of the United States. So to hell with ideology, Rupert - it's the profit margin that matters!

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Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp Has Donated Almost $59,000 to Reelect Obama
By: Jason Easley
August 20th, 2012

Fox News and Rupert Murdoch’s 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 PAC’s. 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 Romney’s chances because they have only donated $2,750 to the Republican nominee in 2012.

While Rupert Murdoch’s 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 can’t stand President Obama is being used to help reelect Barack Obama.

Rupert Murdoch didn’t 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 Corp’s 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.

News Corp is betting on an Obama victory in November. As they are selling Mitt Romney to their viewers, News Corp is giving money to his opponent. This juicy little fact is something that you will never hear Bill O’Reilly or Sean Hannity disclose on the air. The next time somebody on Fox News makes you mad, just remember that some of those dollars they are earning with their anti-Obama propaganda are being used to help give the nation four more years of Obama leadership.

Who would have thought that some of the biggest Obama Bots of all run News Corp?


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  • luvguins 2012/08/21 14:14:49
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    +5
    LOL. Isn't that rich? What a tangled web some weave. Even Wall St. is hedging it's bet. They are giving more to Romney, but to Obama also. The almighty dollar is always in focus for corrupt capitalists.

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  • tusense 2012/09/04 20:11:21
    tusense
    +2
    I don't think so Mr. Murdoch, 4 more years of Obama will not be good for your business especially when the American people find out that you donated more to the Obama campaign $59,000 than the $ 2,700 you donated for Romney. You have to know this information is public. We don't care about your rating Mr. Murdoch . What we care about in news is credibility and truthful reporting and editors and owners of media companies that have the courage to be the watchdogs of government.When you lose your credibility, you lose your audience. It won't be long and you are hanging on by a few threads. The only credibility you have right now comes in the truthful reporting of Sean Hannity, the Five, John Stossell, Lou Dobbs, Laura Ingraham , Dick Morris. The rest of your journalist's have turned into brown nosing Obama kiss as...es. O'Reilly is the worst, I am disappointed with Greta , Krauthammer was okay til recently but stops short of telling the American people the truth. But you know what we, the America people that now get our real news from the Internet don't need you anymore. As soon as we get our smart tv's in this country , you will be gone from our viewing all together. As for now we just watch to see your reporters kiss up to Obama and the paychecks you give them. America wil...
    I don't think so Mr. Murdoch, 4 more years of Obama will not be good for your business especially when the American people find out that you donated more to the Obama campaign $59,000 than the $ 2,700 you donated for Romney. You have to know this information is public. We don't care about your rating Mr. Murdoch . What we care about in news is credibility and truthful reporting and editors and owners of media companies that have the courage to be the watchdogs of government.When you lose your credibility, you lose your audience. It won't be long and you are hanging on by a few threads. The only credibility you have right now comes in the truthful reporting of Sean Hannity, the Five, John Stossell, Lou Dobbs, Laura Ingraham , Dick Morris. The rest of your journalist's have turned into brown nosing Obama kiss as...es. O'Reilly is the worst, I am disappointed with Greta , Krauthammer was okay til recently but stops short of telling the American people the truth. But you know what we, the America people that now get our real news from the Internet don't need you anymore. As soon as we get our smart tv's in this country , you will be gone from our viewing all together. As for now we just watch to see your reporters kiss up to Obama and the paychecks you give them. America will never forget who did and did not look out for us in this horror of the Obama government and those reporters might just as well start looking for another line of work. They are useless cowards that will become the Jane Fonda's of the world. Anti-American! So thake that to the bank Murdoch that you lead the most hypocritical news organization in America. You pretend to be the conservative watchdog which makes your lie bigger than the rest. We know and have known and your not fooling anyone and your ratings I'm sure are reflected it already. We the viewer are more intelligent than you give us credit. You should be ashamed of yourself. You don't care about our country and neither do your big paycheck reporters, so all of you at Fox take that to the bank and tell your children when Obama completely destroys this country that you helped him do it. Farewell to Fox, we don't need you . You should change your name to Fake News.
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  • EdVenture 2012/08/22 05:53:00 (edited)
    EdVenture
    Murdock is being paid via contracts by advertising contracts on his media options
  • D.C. Willis 2012/08/22 03:29:43
    D.C. Willis
    Profit margin is the bottom line.
  • gocar 2012/08/21 18:27:03
    gocar
    OMG how intricate it all gets. I hate to seem like a conspiracy person but there is a point here. Money speaks volumes. It is like the comedians who badly want a foul up so that they have plenty of material. If Romney is elected (and he is thinking the economy turn around might happen on his watch) and people are not better off then what will their excuse be this time.
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/08/21 17:23:18 (edited)
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +2
    He donated last go around to Obama - nothing new here.

    If it is so egregious, Obama should give the money back. Where are his principles??

    LOLOL
  • ProudPr... Jackie ... 2012/08/21 19:22:58
    ProudProgressive
    +1
    Who said it was egregious? LOL

    I realize that there are a lot of people and companies that donate to both sides so that whoever wins they feel they are owed a favor, though I was a little surprised to see Murdoch doing it. But just a little :)
  • Jackie ... ProudPr... 2012/08/21 19:43:21
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +2
    Murdoch was a huge supporter of Clinton as I remember. I think he is a democrat - seem to remember reading that somewhere but am too lazy to took it up. The problem with putting people into ideological boxes is that one is generally wrong
  • ProudPr... Jackie ... 2012/08/21 20:08:24
    ProudProgressive
    +1
    He's all over the map as far as his donations. He hosted a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton (for Senate) in 2006, yet donated a million dollars to the Republican Governors Association, and he's a member of the Cato Institute and the Council on Foreign Relations.
  • Jackie ... ProudPr... 2012/08/22 01:38:05
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    Probably a really good reason to forget about who donates to who
  • sjalan 2012/08/21 17:01:47
    sjalan
    +1
    Just maybe he woke up to his lunacy and is attempting to correct it.

    But at the same time, if I were the Obama Campaign, I'd return it.
  • bob 2012/08/21 15:45:06
    bob
    +2
    Rupert Murdoch is moreinterested in drama than news. Look at the Brit tabs.
  • American 2012/08/21 15:43:16
  • ProudPr... American 2012/08/21 15:53:58
    ProudProgressive
    I didn't say it was shocking. Hypocritical, but not shocking.
  • SFCDDT American 2012/08/21 16:10:32
    SFCDDT
    +1
    Same with Wall Street. They're hedging their bets.
  • dave b 2012/08/21 15:28:35
    dave b
    +1
    A lot of donations are made to both parties from the same source....this is simply lwnj spin on what is clearly business as usual.
    The desperation of the left becomes bigger every day.
  • ProudPr... dave b 2012/08/21 15:56:01
    ProudProgressive
    +1
    Why would the left be desperate? Romney has turned into a gaffe-a-day entertainer, Ryan seems determined to shove his foot as far into his mouth as Romney already has with his own feet, and the man who controls the largest Right Wing Propaganda Machine in the country is supporting the President. The only disappointing thing is that Sarah Palin won't be doing her standup act at the Republican Convention.
  • dave b ProudPr... 2012/08/21 17:37:30
    dave b
    Gaffes? Thats what you base things on, the leftwing media going after gaffes? Holy cow, what about Obama and Bidens gaffes? I bet you ignore those.....unbelieveable.
  • ProudPr... dave b 2012/08/21 19:27:34
    ProudProgressive
    +1
    No, I base things on a lot of factors, like Romney supporting the very economic direction that caused the two biggest economic meltdowns in American history, his plans to dismantle Medicare and Social Security, his complete lack of ability on the foreign stage, his opposition to affordable health care for every American, and many other things. I also base things on the long list of President Obama's accomplishments, like averting a second Great Depression, 29 months of private sector job growth, saving the American auto industry, his skill in the foreign policy area, and his fight to preserve the Constitutional rights of all Americans, even those that aren't rich white male heterosexual christians. The laugh fest that is the Republican campaign is just icing on the cake.
  • EdVenture dave b 2012/08/22 05:57:32
    EdVenture
    They're not really gaffes, wake up.
  • JMCC 2012/08/21 15:24:05
    JMCC
    +2
    Murdoch loves to play both sides against each other - he is famous for it!!!

    I would not be surprised if he hasn't donated more to the other side through "blinds", that way he gets return favours irrespective of who wins...
  • flaca BN-0 2012/08/21 15:10:17
    flaca BN-0
    +2
    People who need to keep influence and diminish any attention to their business practices must always contribute to both parties.........just in case. Rarely does ideology figure into their MOs.
  • VoteOut 2012/08/21 14:35:02
    VoteOut
    that is why Obama has got to go I guess now even hte far left is seeing it by account as they loath Murdoch how dare Obama
  • RJ~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/21 14:16:07
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    This story is about as meaningful as:

    "SUN RISES IN THE EAST!"
  • ProudPr... RJ~PWCM... 2012/08/21 14:33:05
    ProudProgressive
    +2
    Well thanks for stopping by, RJ. I must admit its a little surprising to hear you actually admit that the sun rises in the East. How something that's actually true made it into one of your posts is a mystery, but a good sign nonetheless.
  • Cthulhu 2012/08/21 14:15:52 (edited)
    Cthulhu
    $56,000 is not that much money really. Plus Rupert Murdoch gives $ millions of dollars in positive news coverage and positive statements to his Republican allies already.

    For example: "Rupert Murdoch: Paul Ryan An 'Almost Perfect' Choice For VP"

    Also: "Rupert Murdoch donates $1 million to Republican Governors" etc ...
  • ProudPr... Cthulhu 2012/08/21 14:34:32
    ProudProgressive
    +1
    He's playing both sides of the game. Without Fox propaganda Romney would probably be at least 20 points behind by now. Murdoch wants the election to be close, but not TOO close.
  • Cthulhu ProudPr... 2012/08/21 16:52:40 (edited)
    Cthulhu
    I still think he favors Republicans much more than Democrats. Not that his choices make any difference to me.
  • luvguins 2012/08/21 14:14:49
    luvguins
    +5
    LOL. Isn't that rich? What a tangled web some weave. Even Wall St. is hedging it's bet. They are giving more to Romney, but to Obama also. The almighty dollar is always in focus for corrupt capitalists.
  • Che Guevara - Hero 2012/08/21 13:56:28
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +3
    So he donated $58,825 to President Obama's campaign and only $2,750 to Mitt Romney's campaign. Looks like Rupert Murdoch is betting his money on the winner. lol
  • ProudPr... Che Gue... 2012/08/21 14:14:47 (edited)
    ProudProgressive
    +2
    LOL kind of reminds me of Reagan illegally sending arms to the Iranians for their war against Iraq and then giving Iraq chemical WMDs they thought would be used against the Iranians.

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