Media watchdog to run ad on Fox News’ donation to GOP — on Fox News
Here’s a message from Media Matters for America, a Web-based, not-for-profit, progressive research and information center “dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.”
“Recently, we learned that News Corp, Fox News’ corporate parent, gave $1 million to the Republican Governors’ Association — a donation that a News Corp spokesman chalked up to the RGA’s “pro-business agenda.”
While other networks covered this unusual contribution extensively, Fox viewers have been left mostly in the dark as to the network’s direct involvement in races this fall.
Media Matters for America has decided to make sure Fox viewers are aware of News Corp’s donation to Republicans. We are purchasing a national ad to air during The O’Reilly Factor to share this vital information with viewers. Will you help us?”
Eric Burns, the president of Media Matters for America, said, “Fox is posing as a news operation — even as it actively engages in political campaigning through lies, distortions, activism by its hosts, and now a huge direct contribution from its parent company to a Republican campaign arm. You now have a chance to add a rare 30 seconds of truth.”
This is the ad the group plans to run. (You can donate to the effort here.)
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