News Corp. Donates $1 Million to U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Written by admin on October 1st, 2010

The New York Times reports on Fox News’ parent firm donating $1 million to the US Chamber of Commerce, which has promised to spend $75 million this campaign cycle to support anti Democratic pro business candidates.

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NY TIMES

The Chamber has vowed to spend around $75 million on this year’s elections, and the effort has overwhelmingly focused on defeating Democrats, though the Chamber has made exceptions in some races.

News Corporation has a political action committee that has donated to both parties this year, as have those of Comcast (which is in the process of acquiring a 51 percent stake in the company that holds NBC News and MSNBC). Time Warner (whose holdings include CNN and Time magazine). and CBS Corp (parent of CBS News).

But nothing on record is on the order of the $2 million the News Corporation is now known to have given to the Republican Governor’s Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

 

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