Is this at all surprising? But trust me these guys give to both parties so it is not a big deal to me either way.
Fox News and Wall Street Journal parent company News Corp donated $1 million to the Republican Governors Association in June, Bloomberg BusinessWeek reported.
The media conglomerate, controlled by Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, took advantage of the unlimited donations corporations can give to governors’ associations (from Bloomberg BusinessWeek):
NEW YORK (CNN) — The chairman of the New York Post, Rupert Murdoch, personally apologized Tuesday for an editorial cartoon published by the newspaper that drew charges of racism
“Today I want to personally apologize to any reader who felt offended, and even insulted,” said the statement from Murdoch, who is also chairman and chief executive of News Corporation, which owns the paper.
“I can assure you — without a doubt — that the only intent of that cartoon was to mock a badly written piece of legislation.
“It was not meant to be racist, but unfortunately, it was interpreted by many as such. We all hold the readers of the New York Post in high regard, and I promise you that we will seek to be more attuned to the sensitivities of our community.”
The cartoon by Sean Delonas referenced the mauling of a Connecticut woman by a chimpanzee who was later shot and killed by police. In the caption, one of the officers says, “They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.”
The cartoon was published on Wednesday, a day after President Obama signed the stimulus bill.
The Post issued a statement the following day, apologizing but noting that the cartoon was meant to mock what it called an “ineptly written” stimulus bill. Read more…
Who wants to be associated with losers? Bill O Reilly’s boss Rupert Murdoch is feeling the Obama wave and even is taking credit for his dead in the water newspaper The Post for endorsing him over Hillary(don’t worry he owns everything at is worth 8.8 Billion). Check his thoughts on the upcoming presidential campaign:
“You have got the Obama phenomenon. You have got, undoubtedly, a recession … The average American is really getting hurt financially and that all bodes well for him (Obama), Murdoch said.
“I think it (a recession) is one we will be coming out of for quite some time,” Murdoch said. “In the next 18 months, this country is going to be in for a very hard time.”
“You have probably the making of a complete phenomenon in this country,” Murdoch said in describing what he predicted will be a sweeping victory for Democrats in November.
Murdoch has yet to endorse a U.S. presidential candidate but considers Barack Obama very promising, the media magnate said in an interview by two Wall Street Journal reporters at an annual conference for high-tech industry insiders.
News Corp recently acquired ownership of the Journal and its parent company .