Top 3 in cash from News Corp.'s PAC are democrats Pelosi, Berman, and Schumer. Dem. Senator John Kerry has between $600,000 and $1.25 million invested in News Corp.
7/19/11, "Report: Obama top recipient of News Corp. donations," The Hill, G. Nagesh
"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, according to a report from the Sunlight Foundation.
The transparency watchdog noted Tuesday that Democrats received 51 percent of contributions while Republicans received 49 percent, despite the firm's highly publicized links to the GOP, such as a $1 million donation to the Republican Governors Association in August.
News Corp. is the parent company of The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and Fox News, among others. The firm is currently under scrutiny in both the U.S. and U.K. over allegations its subsidiary News of the World hacked into voice mail accounts and bribed public officials.
"Obama being listed as the company’s top recipient might surprise some people because of its highly publicized involvement with his political rivals, like Sarah Palin who was the vice presidential candidate in 2008 and reportedly still under contract with Murdoch-owned Fox News as a paid commentator,"
- wrote Sunlight's Ryan Sibley.
- Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.)."
7/19/11. "Murdoch's influence extends to U.S., global politics," Sunlight Foundation, Ryan Sibley