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Just a reminder ...
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I know this is one of the things Billy Hollis feels rather strongly about, and I know this came out a couple of months ago, but it is always a good idea to remind everyone - when reading the "news" about the campaigns - where the "journalistic" money trail leads.

An analysis of federal records shows that the amount of money journalists contributed so far this election cycle favors Democrats by a 15:1 ratio over Republicans, with $225,563 going to Democrats, only $16,298 to Republicans .

Two-hundred thirty-five journalists donated to Democrats, just 20 gave to Republicans — a margin greater than 10-to-1. An even greater disparity, 20-to-1, exists between the number of journalists who donated to Barack Obama and John McCain.

Searches for other newsroom categories (reporters, correspondents, news editors, anchors, newspaper editors and publishers) produces 311 donors to Democrats to 30 donors to Republicans, a ratio of just over 10-to-1. In terms of money, $279,266 went to Dems, $20,709 to Republicans, a 14-to-1 ratio.
But remember, they're "professionals" and don't let their preferences cloud their reporting.
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Time and NBC are so in the tank for the conservative....."non of the above."
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And I thought Fox was the media wing of the Republican party. Huh.
Written By: Ronnie Gipper
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To be honest I had to turn on CNN the other day to read some real news scrolling across the bottom of the screen the other day.
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McQ, plz give us a topic that deals with the liberal take over of the repubs. I can’t trust John as I have felt he is the bad/good guy for a few years. He thinks we need a new GOP then advances big government junk. But you I only want to give a fat lip half the time so that is a bonus.

I did not say that correctly. The question is are there people out there besides me who do not want McCain as pres. as well as don’t want the big vagina "o"?

Do we have a way to vote to make things move in our direction?
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For those interested something I found a while back (thus some numbers (and names) may be out of date):
Sumner Redstone
Viacom chairman, ceo
$17,500 Republican $210,025 Democrat $90,700 special interest total: $312,625

Tom Freston
Viacom Co-President and Co-COO
$3,750 Republican $47,400 Democrat $54,945 special interest total: $106,095

Les Moonves
Viacom Co-President & Co-COO
$1,000 Republican $26,950 Democrat $7,500 special interest total: $35,450
Dauman, Philippe P.
Viacom/President and CEO
$4,177 Republican $21,000+ Democrat
Thomas E. Dooley,
Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Viacom.
$3,500 Republican $34,000+ Democrat

Griffith, Joanne
Viacom/EVP Human Resources
$1,000 Democrat

Fricklas, Michael Mr.
Executive Vice President/general counsel
$1,750 Republican $20,000+ Democrat
Richard J. Bressler
Viacom Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
$3,750 Republican $7,500 Democrat
Michele DiLorenzo
Viacom New Media president
$7,000 Democrat
Thomas Ascheim
Newsweek CEO
$500 Democrat (Obama)

Jeff Bewkes
Time Warner president
$3,500 Republican $38,600 Democrat $64,250 special interest total: $106,350
$3000 to Democrats
Richard Parsons
Time Warner chairman, ceo $230,250* Republican $14,000 Democrat $89,000 special interest total: $333,250
Edward Adler
Time Warner Inc./Senior Vice President
$4,750 Democrat

Robert Pittman
AOL Time-Warner COO
Well over 100,000 to Dems, 4,000 Rep
Pace, Wayne Mr.
Time Warner Inc./CFO
$3,500 Republican $9,500 Democrat
Carol A. Melton
Executive Vice President, Global Public Policy
$10,250 Republican $19,700 Democrat
$4,000 Republican $9,700 Democrat
Patricia Fili-Krushel
Executive Vice President
$250 Democrat
Levin, Gerald
Time Warner Inc./Chairman & CEO
$3,000 Republican $10,250 Democrat
Ted Turner
media mogul
AOL Time Warner/Vice Chairman
$30,750 Republican $199,450 Democrat $1,000 Reform $112,624 special interest total: $343,824
Ann S. Moore
Time Inc Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
$4,000 Republican $12,250 Democrat
John Squires
Time Inc./Executive Vice President
$2,500 Democrat
Michel J Klingensmith
Time Inc./Executive Vice President
$6,500 Republican $6,500 Democrat
Richard Stengel
Time managing editor
$1,000 Democrat
Sams, Louise S.
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, TBS, Inc., and President, TBS International$2,700 Republican $23,000+ Democrat
Mark Lazurus
Turner Entertainment Group/President
$1,500 Republican
Michael Eisner
was Disney ceo
$40,000 Republican $149,843 Democrat $89,000 special interest total: $278,843

Robert Iger
Disney president and CEO
$20,500 Republican $82,100 Democrat $45,000 special interest total: $147,600

Richard Bates
Disney/Senior Vice President Government Relations
$1,500 Republican $30,000+ Democrat
Alex Wallau
ABC Inc./President
$5,500 Democrat

Anne Sweeney
Disney-ABC Television Group president
$4,000 Republican $7,500 Democrat $14,000 special interest total: $25,500
or here as Anne Miller
$1,000 Republican $5,000 Democrat

Krushel, Patricia Fili Ms.
ABC Television Netwo/President
$250 Democrat
Marc Chini
Executive Vice President NBC Universal
$3,500 Democrat
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, NBC Universal
$2000 to Charlie Rangel

Elizabeth Comstock
President, Integrated Media, NBC Universal/ GE VP
$1,000 Democrat
$10,000+ Republican $60,000+ Democrat

Jay Ireland
NBC TV Stations/President
$2000 to Charlie Rangel
Ronald Meyer
NBC Universal/President & COO
$6,500+ Republican $150,000+ (I stopped counting) Democrat
Jeffrey Immelt
GE, chairman and ceo
$32,350 Republican $7,250 Democrat $75,840 special interest total: $115,440
Robert Wright
NBC/Universal/Chairman/CEO GE Vice Chair
$77,850 Republican $93,300 Democrat $106,500 special interest total: $277,650
Ben Silverman
NBC Universal chairman
$9,900 Democrat $2,500 special interest total: $12,400
$30,000+ Republican $15,000+ Democrat
Daley, Pamela
GE Corporate/Senior Vice President
$14,750 Democrat

Rupert Murdoch
News Corporation chairman, ceo
$200,544* Republican $85,300 Democrat $50,394 special interest total: $336,238
includes soft-money donations
Roger Ailes
FOX News chairman, ceo
$1,500 Republican $5,250 special interest total: $6,750
(no donations in eight years)
Chernin, Peter
News Corporation/President & COO
$4,500 Republican $105,914 Democrat $58,349 special interest total: $168,763
Jack Abernethy
FOX Television Stations ceo
$2,300 Democrat $1,500* special interest total: $3,800
* Note Longhorn PAC is a Republican PAC
Gary Newman
20th Century Fox TV/President
$1,500 Republican $12,900 Democrat

I. Martin Pompadur
New Corporation Europe/Chairman
$8,500 Republican $11,500 Democrat
$5,900 Republican $9,100 Democrat

Royce Wilson
Fox Television Network/President
$5,300 Republican $5,300 Democrat

Swanson, Dennis D
News Corp/President FOX TV Station
$21,750 Democrat

Thomas Rothman

20th Century Fox/Executive/Chairman
$2,500 Republican $75,000 Democrat
Lane, Patrick
New Corporation/VP Government Affairs
$1,000 Republican $2,250 Democrat

Chris Albrecht
HBO chairman and chief executive 2002-07
$1,000 Republican $171,500 Democrat $24,500 special interest total: $197,000

media mogul
$7,250 Republican $284,255* Democrat $42,061 special interest total: $333,566 * includes soft-money donations

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