Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Network employees favor Democrats

First of all, my position on campaign contributions is that too much big money is involved. I support taxpayer funded campaigns, which would -- I hope -- put most lobbyists and special interests out of business. Politicians would be beholden to us.

However, all the gnashing of teeth over News Corp giving $1 million to Republican coffers should be put into some context.

According to the Washington Examiner:
The Democratic total of $1,020,816 was given by 1,160 employees of the three major broadcast television networks, with an average contribution of $880.
By contrast, only 193 of the employees contributed to Republican candidates and campaign committees, for a total of $142,863. The average Republican contribution was $744.

Disclosure of the heavily Democratic contributions by influential employees of the three major broadcast networks follows on the heels of controversy last week when it was learned that media baron Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. contributed $1 million to the Republican Governors Association.
So do ABC, NBC, or CBS lean left? I think so. We can't fix our problems by fine-tuning. We need a complete overhaul.

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