Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Unfair and imbalanced 

Even Fox is not "fair and balanced" - at least considering political donations made by the employees:
"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."
Which means that even people working for this bastion of shameless right-wing propaganda contribute four times as much to the Democrats as to the Republicans.

But the other networks are worse:
"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 Barbara 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."
And how much is bias worth by way of a campaign contribution?


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