News Corp. Defends $1M Republican Donation

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Washington Post

Rupert Murdoch, who has never been shy about making his political views known, has voted with his sizable checkbook.

Murdoch’s News Corp. has made a $1 million donation to the Republican Governors Association, triggering swift criticism from Democrats that a contribution of that magnitude casts a shadow on his media properties, particularly Fox News.

“For a media company — particularly one whose slogan is ‘fair and balanced’ — to be injecting themselves into the outcome of races is stunning,” Nathan Daschle, executive director of the Democratic Governors Association, said Tuesday. More…

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