"Political donations by News Corp., its employees and their families were evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, with President Obama the all-time leading recipient"...[Link] And top recipients of News Corp.'s political action committee in 2009-10 elections were the Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Howard Berman - both California Democrats - and Sen. Charles Schumer (Democrat-N.Y.)...OK, BHO is POTUS so you'd expect it (no?) but it certainly doesn't fit the lefty meme. (hat-tip David Preiser at BBBC)
In other money spending news - this time in the UK - since coming to power the Coalition have cut by 90% advertising in the News International titles (Labour spent 7 million a year between 2005 and 2010 (no, they still kept spending all through the 'credit crunch'); Stephen Williams said:
"Despite the dire state of public finances, the Labour Government continued to spend millions with the Murdoch tabloids."Obama update: news you won't see on the BBC.
"This confirms the impression that the last Government was obsessed with spin and prepared to use taxpayers' money to push its agenda with a bloated advertising budget."