Skip to comments.CBS, NBC cash goes to Democrats: While look at Fox News employees sees more balanced giving
Posted on 10/12/2004 2:57:48 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
Employees of CBS and NBC have given overwhelmingly more money in political contributions to Democrats and left-wing organizations than to Republicans, public data reveal.
Those donors tied to the Fox News Channel appeared to demonstrate the networks "Fair and Balanced" slogan to a greater extent, although the company's employees also gave considerably more money to Democrats.
According to information on the website opensecrets.com, 2004 election cycle donations from employees of CBS which has been embroiled in a scandal over the use of fake National Guard documents to call President Bush's service into question went to the DNC Services Corp., presidential candidates Dennis Kucinich, John Kerry and Richard Gephardt, and Senate candidates Barabara Boxer and Barack Obama, among others. Of over $111,000 given by network employees, just two $1,000 contributions went to President Bush's re-election campaign.
NBC's records were similar. Employees of the network spread their money a bit wider, including gifts to Sens. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Christopher Dodd, D-Conn. The list of employees included producers, attorneys on-air hosts, writers and executives. NBC's contributions totaled $146,585, none of which went to Bush.
Totaling $25,383, a search of Fox News' contributions turned up donations to Bush and the National Republican Senatorial Committee, along with contributions to Howard Dean and the left-wing Emily's List. Kerry, Gephardt and Wesley Clark also showed up on the list. Of the $25,383 total, $4,930 went to Republicans candidates or committees.
A political action committee run by Fox chief Rupert Murdoch called News America Holdings also raked in some cash from cable network employees.
Data gleaned from network and major newspaper personnel has long shown that media employees favor Democratic candidates and causes.
Fair and balanced reporting by MSM went the way of Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.
Dang, this belongs in "breaking news".
I'm just codswalloped.
It breaks my heart to read this. Our country means nothing to these people.
They would sell their souls for an invitation to the right cocktail party.
NBC: 100% DEM, 0% REP
CBS: 99.1% DEM, 0.9% REP
FOX ("Fair and Balanced"?): 81% DEM, 19% REP
Yeah, Fox is sure filled with nothing but right-wingers. McAwful, you nailed 'em, yessirree. They're exposed now.
I am still willing to forgive Fox after this. Anyway, their reportings are actually "fair and balanced compared to the rest of the media.
I bet gretta is a democrat...
Precisely. Turn about is fair play.
Only 25K total? Now that figure alone is curious. Wonder if there is some unspoken policy at Fox to discourage such donations entirely?
Exactly--bump yer post. Let us now sauce up the gander.
Something I have never been able to understand is why, with the majority of Americans describing themselves as "conservative", nobody has started a cable news channel where the reporters and anchors are balanced.
This country no longer has free speech. Conservative voices are shouted down while liberals are practically running the MSM's. It feels like we're living in a state of suspended fascism.
If Sen. Kerry should be elected President of the United States, the lunatic fringe of the Radical Left will have taken over the United States Government.
Top priority of the Radical Left will be given to packing the Supreme Court with Radical "judges" who will (1) ignore such annoyances as forgery, purjury, election fraud, and the Constitution in favor of a "higher morality", viz. keeping the Radical Left in power and (2) silencing dissent, e.g. freedom of speech, the internet, talk radio, et al., so that the "Mainstream Newsmedia" will once again control the information reaching the American people, thus strengthening the grip of the Radical Left on the electorate.
Note how Sen. Kerry has tried to silence his critics.
Note also that Pres. Bush as made no attempt to silence his. He is obviously aware that the President of the U.S. is responsible for protecting the rights of American citizens, and he takes such responsibility seriously.
Expect no such niceties from the Democrats.
If they should succeed in this election, the United States will never be the same again.
This is the most important election in American history.
President Bush MUST be re-elected.
I don't know about you, but that worries the heck out of me. That says that approximately 80% of FoxNews contributions DID NOT go to Bush or Republicans
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