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NBC and NYT Employees Donate to the Obama Camapaign

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posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 10:02 AM
Two persons who have made such contributions are Sally Singer, editor of “T: The New York Times Style Magazine,” who donated $500 to Obama in January, and John Stickney, a senior editor for the New York Times Syndicate, who contributed $300 in December.

While it may not seem like much, who knows what the heads of these corporations are giving to Obama, and who knows how many other people in the media are giving to the Obama campaign.

It is against corporate policy of any news organization for employees to give to Presidential campaigns, no matter if you work in the political section of the news, or not!

posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 10:13 AM
reply to post by jjf3rd77

Meanwhile.......all Fox News employees donate to Mitt Romney.

Boy are you on a mission today. Whats the matter ? *sniff*

posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 10:29 AM

Originally posted by jjf3rd77
It is against corporate policy of any news organization for employees to give to Presidential campaigns, no matter if you work in the political section of the news, or not!

Oh really! Could you provide the quote that states as much?

Here are a few quotes taken directly from your source article;

Workers in news organizations ranging from the New York Times to NBC News are making donations to President Obama's re-election campaign even though many companies forbid employees to do so for fear that such contributions will raise questions about the staff's impartiality.

I think it says; "even though many companies forbid..."

“In this case, he made this donation without direct knowledge of that policy,” Murphy said of Stickney. “He is now aware of the policy and sincerely regrets having made the donation.”

The spokeswoman added that Singer inadvertently donated to Obama’s campaign by attending a fashion event that she didn’t realize was a fundraiser:

Sally Singer’s donation was to a fashion industry event. When she realized that the event was a fundraiser for the Obama re-election campaign, she asked for and had her money returned.

Looks like some people made their donations either by mistake and/or were unaware of their company's policy forbidding it.

Another contributor to the current White House resident is Jennifer Granholm, the former Democratic governor of Michigan who now hosts “The War Room” on the liberal Current TV channel. She has donated twice to Obama’s campaign, $1,000 on March 8 and $500 on March 29.

According to a press contact at the channel -- which was founded by former Vice President Al Gore -- the donations don’t pose any problems because they “have no policies at all dictating political contributions.”

And here, we have evidence of a news channel that has no policy at all dictating political contributions.

As NewsBusters reported in November of 2010, Keith Olbermann -- then of MSNBC -- was suspended after giving money to Democratic congressional candidates.

However, Democrats aren't the only ones getting in trouble for making such donations while working at the liberal cable network. “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough was suspended during the same month for making eight previously undisclosed donations to Republican candidates.

Furthermore, this isn't even "news," as it's been going on for a long time. If anything, it just goes to help expose those news corporations who would go to the extreme of demanding that their employees contractually give up their right to donate to whomever they choose. I'm surprised that these control freaks don't just force their employees to give up their right to vote as well.

edit on 17-7-2012 by Flatfish because: (no reason given)


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