The Media Money Trail

By Chris Ariens 

In an editorial for Investor’s Business Daily recovering journalist-turned-novelist William Tate adds up the political contributions that have come in from people who list media companies as their employers. Tate writes:

An analysis of federal records shows that the amount of money journalists contributed so far this election cycle favors Democrats by a 15:1 ratio over Republicans, with $225,563 going to Democrats, only $16,298 to Republicans.

Two-hundred thirty-five journalists donated to Democrats, just 20 gave to Republicans — a margin greater than 10-to-1. An even greater disparity, 20-to-1, exists between the number of journalists who donated to Barack Obama and John McCain.

Here’s the graph that the IBD editorial included:

And what might be most notable: people who work for the network that has been criticized for leaving left (MSNBC) have given more to Republican candidates. And people who work for the network criticized for having a conservative agenda (FNC) have not given one dollar to GOP candidates.