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But the Campaign Donations We Like Are Different, Somehow


Organizing for America, the old Obama 2008 campaign apparatus now remotely animated, like a zombie, by the DNC, sends along this message:

Fox News has always claimed to be fair and balanced, but that’s a tough position to take when you’re funding Republican campaigns.

News Corp. — the parent company of Fox News — just donated $1 million to the Republican Governors Association, an official organization campaigning against Democrats all over the country this fall. It’s one thing to echo Republican talking points and hire Sarah Palin for political “analysis.” It’s another thing to cut those Republicans a seven-figure check to fund their attack ads and robo-calls.

The only way we’ll be able to stand up to News Corp. is if we all chip in and stand together – to put hard-hitting ads online and on TV, train the very best volunteers, and organize in every city of every state. But all this costs money, and we need you to help. Can you donate $3 or more today to help Organizing for America’s work across the country and fight back against Fox News-funded Republicans?

Strange. They don’t seem bothered by the fact that General Electric, the parent company of NBC, CNBC, and MSNBC, has given more than $1.75 million this cycle, including $1,097,423 to Democratic candidates and committees and $651,413 to GOP candidates and committees.

Last cycle, GE gave $2.2 million to Democrats, $1.1 million to Republicans.

Of course, GE owns more than the NBC networks. But then again, News Corp. also owns Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal, a slew of newspapers in Australia and the U.K., 20th Century Fox, the Fox network, FX channel, a portion of the National Geographic Channel, and Fox Sports Channel, and book publisher HarperCollins.

Tags: Barack Obama , DNC


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