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posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 08:38 AM
reply to post by links234

How about the 9/12 project? Beck proposes tax protests on 9/12 and Fox & Friends report on 'nation wide protests planned' the next day.

Glenn Beck calls Van Jones a communist and Gretchen Carlson says he's got 'ties to terrorists' the next morning.

You would have to pick Beck, the one I'm unfamiliar with.

Take your first point: Maybe Beck heard about the planned protests and then called for them on 9/12. Sounds more likely.

Second point: VJ was associated with STORM in the '90's - hardly a news headline today.

And F&F is hardly 'news'

posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 08:45 AM
Here's what Fox's watchdog and nemesis has to say on the issue. Not much so far.

UPDATED FoxPAC: Fox News' corporate parent gave Republican Governors Association $1 million

Burns: News Corp. is "doing everything the RNC should be doing, they just do it a lot better" Video from (Countdown)

News Corp. Million Dollar Donation Sparks Ethics Concerns

Calls for comment to the New York Post and Fox News today have not yet been returned. Dow Jones & Company, which oversees Dow Jones Newswires, The Wall Street Journal and Barron's, offered a one-line statement when asked about the potential conflict: "The donation has no impact on our journalists or their reporting."

Problem I see is that while this may cover the WSJ and Barron's, a lot of the people on Fox News are not journalists. And then, of course, there's this:

McGuire added: "They should be disclosing. But Fox has changed all of the rules: They disclose (their Republican ties) every time they open their mouth."

True. It's not like they hide it.

As to them supporting any parties, whether they donated this much to the Dems or not:

Did News Corp.’s RGA donation violate company policy?

No payment shall be made to, or for the benefit of, any public official in order to induce or entice such official to: enact, defeat or violate any law or regulation for the Company’s benefit; influence any official act; or obtain any favorable action by a governmental agency or official on behalf of the Company.

Also, The NYTimes says the donation was one of the largest ever given by a media organization.

Over all, the group received $19 million in donations during the quarter, far outpacing the Democratic Governors Association in a campaign when 37 governors’ seats are up for grabs, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a private research group.

Only two other donations were $1 million or more in the last quarter: Michigan Chamber of Commerce gave $1.48 million and David Koch, executive vice president of Koch Industries, gave $1 million.

[edit on 8/22/2010 by ~Lucidity]

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