Fox News and Rupert Murdoch’s other News Corp properties hate Obama so much that they have donated nearly $59,000 so far this year to reelect him.
According to Open Secrets, News Corp has donated $504,162 to individuals and PAC’s. The surprise comes in who the individual is that has gotten the most money from News Corp. President Obama has received $58,825 from News Corp. The top eight recipients of News Corp cash are the president and congressional committee chairpersons. News Corp must not think much of Mitt Romney’s chances because they have only donated $2,750 to the Republican nominee in 2012.
While Rupert Murdoch’s personal donations have gone to Republicans, News Corp understands that keeping Barack Obama in power is good for business. The delicious irony is that some of the revenue earned from viewers and readers that can’t stand President Obama is being used to help reelect Barack Obama.
Rupert Murdoch didn’t build an empire by being dumb. He knows that if Mitt Romney were to beat Obama, his business would suffer. Murdoch is in the anti-Obama business, which means that he needs four more years of Obama in order to keep his profits up. News Corp’s congressional donations are pretty standard stuff. The big media companies shower money on the committee chairpersons who regulate their industries. Those donations slide back and forth between the parties depending on who has the majority, but the presidential donations are a different story.
News Corp is betting on an Obama victory in November. As they are selling Mitt Romney to their viewers, News Corp is giving money to his opponent. This juicy little fact is something that you will never hear Bill O’Reilly or Sean Hannity disclose on the air. The next time somebody on Fox News makes you mad, just remember that some of those dollars they are earning with their anti-Obama propaganda are being used to help give the nation four more years of Obama leadership.
Who would have thought that some of the biggest Obama Bots of all run News Corp?