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Fox News Parent Company is a Major Donor to the Clintons

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FW:  Jan. 30, 2016

Well, well, well. Donald Trump passed on the debate hosted by Fox News Thursday night, and it set tongues wagging. Fox News, of course, is often branded as a biased, right wing media outlet that hires nothing but Republican ideologues. Trump, however, took issue with reporter Megyn Kelly, claiming she was targeting him with her unfair questioning, which seemed strange for a network that is reported to have a conservative bent. Now it seems that Trump may have seen what most have not when a little-noticed list compiled by The Wall Street Journal was released.

The list reveals some very interesting information about just who has been financing the career of Hillary Clinton, as well as the Clinton Foundation, which is reportedly being examined by the FBI to determine who has contributed to the Foundation and if there was a possible quid pro quo implied for political and economic favoritism. It is, after all, the Clinton way.

t turns out that 21st Century Fox/News Corp. is ninth on the list of top corporate and union donors to the Clintons over the last two decades, and the 13th biggest contributor to Hillary Clinton during her political career.

The data base Center for Responsive Politics credits the Rupert Murdoch-owned company as having pitched in $340,936 to her campaigns.

That puts Fox just below Lehman Brothers, but eleven spots below second-place Goldman Sachs, on the pro-Clinton list.

“The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organizations’ PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates,” the database notes.

Murdoch’s charitable foundation and his son James are also contributors to the Clinton Foundation, which is now reportedly being examined by the FBI, which is investigating Hillary Clinton for possible Espionage Act violations regarding her private email use and also possible instances of public corruption regarding the Foundation.

The News Corporation Foundation is listed on the Clinton Foundation website as a donor to the tune of between $500,001 and $1,000,000, placing it alongside progressive donor heavyweights like Peter Lewis and Paul Newman’s foundation.

James R. Murdoch, meanwhile, is listed as a Clinton Foundation donor to the tune of between $1,000,001 and $5,000,000.

It has long been known that Hillary Clinton was very cozy with big Wall Street corporations and banks, and now it seems that Fox is part of that crowd. While it is not a surprise that big business courts powerful and influential politicians, it is amusing that Fox, a network that is continually denigrated and slandered by the other liberal networks for being so conservative, is actually in the same bed with the other left wing players playing footsie with Hillary Clinton, perhaps the most corrupt and dishonest politician alive.