As if Fox News weren’t carrying enough water for the Republican Party already: News Corp., the parent company of Fox News, has donated $1 million to the Republican Governors Association, which is run by Mississippi Governor and potential 2012 presidential candidate Haley Barbour. Politico’s Ben Smith says “the huge contribution to a party committee is a new step toward an open identification between Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. and the GOP.” In a statement, News Corp. said “News Corporation believes in the power of free markets, and the RGA’s pro-business agenda supports our priorities at this most critical time for our economy." News Corp. also owns the New York Post and The Wall Street Journal.
How can Fox now say that they are an impartial news media source?
Even if you are Republican this should bother you, A LOT. Would you feel comfortable with a news organization which was controlled by the KGB? Or which was financed by Middle-Eastern oil interests?
A free and impartial media are the cornerstones for democracy in America. If the source for your news is biased, then the decisions you make may not be based on what you need to know.
This is a perfect example of the hegemonic ideology of which I have written. Rupert Murdoch' with his power and money is able to control a way for people to see reality in the way he wants them to by owning media outlets. It is bias because they are his views. Using his own money for a bias network as well as directly giving it to candidates. We see his ideologies imposed on the World through his slanted reporting of reality.