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As If You Needed More Evidence Fox Is Not News

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Fox continues its formal transition to officially becoming the broadcast wing of the Republican Party:

News Corp., the parent company of Fox News, contributed $1 million this summer to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the business lobby that has been running an aggressive campaign in support of the Republican effort to retake Congress, a source close to the company told POLITICO.

It was the second $1 million contribution the company has made this election cycle to a GOP-aligned group. In late June it gave that amount to the Republican Governors Association. […]

Specifically, the chamber has said it plans to spend $75 million in connection with the 2010 election, and has so far has directed substantial amounts to Republican Senate candidates. As of Sept. 15th, the group had spent $6,747,946 airing more than 8,000 ads on behalf of GOP Senate candidates, according to a study (PDF) from the Wesleyan Media Project.

What’s comical is that Fox still goes through the song & dance of pretending to be a “news” channel. When the Republicans of Fox act like journalists, it’s clearly no less of a charade than Stephen Colbert puts on every night at 11:30pm. So why do it? I guess Fox viewers like telling themselves they’re not being spoon-fed one big ad for the Republican Party?  

  • kindler

    …Is that a lot of rank and file journalists bend over backwards to avoid any appearance of bias, e.g., not putting campaign signs in their yard, etc.  If any are revealed as Dems, of course the right wing comes down on them like a ton of bricks.

    And then here we have a whole freakin’ alleged news organization blatantly flaunting its bias and pumping dollars in to influence the election. Sickening!