Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. Further Aligns Itself With the GOP

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According to recent filings from the Republican Governors Association, News Corp., parent company of Fox News and the New York Post, donated $1 million to the RGA this June. Politico calls it "a new step toward an open identification between Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. and the GOP." That might be the why Peter Chernin, the company's highest-ranking Democratic executive, recently parted ways. Well, that or working under the employ of a company that sneers at your political beliefs. In light of Target's recent refusal to donate to pro-gay candidates (as a way to even out writing a check to anti-abortion, anti-gay-marriage Minnesota Republican Tom Emmer), it seems like the new corporate stance is: Yeah, we're not fair, and who gives a crap about being balanced.

Fox parent gives $1 million to RGA [Ben Smith/Politico]