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Ignore Viacom’s disproportionate contributions to Democrats, just bash Fox

Jon Stewart Rips Fox’s GOP Contribution, Ignores Viacom’s Dem Donations
August 19, 2010 by Noel Sheppard

Comedian Jon Stewart on Wednesday bashed Fox News for parent company News Corporation’s $1 million donation to the Republican Governors Association.

Unfortunately, Stewart failed to inform his viewers that Viacom, the parent company of Comedy Central, has so far given disproportionately to Democrats this year.

Also missing in the “Daily Show” host’s attack of FNC and Glenn Beck was that News Corp. prior to this contribution had historically given more to Democrats than Republicans.

If Stewart is indeed concerned with “following the money,” maybe he should look at the contributions by his own company.

After all, according to Open Secrets, Viacom’s Political Action Committee has so far this year contributed 62 percent of its money to Democrats and only 38 percent to Republicans

As long as political contributions are less than $1 million it’s okay to favor Democrats nearly two to one.

Media donations favor Democrats 100-1

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Does this sound like a moderate Muslim cleric?

Ground Zero Mosque Imam’s Controversial Post-9/11 60 Minutes Interview
August 19, 2010 by Noel Sheppard

As media members across the fruited plain try to convince skeptical Americans that Feisal Abdul Rauf, the Islamic Imam behind the Ground Zero mosque, is a moderate cleric, most have totally ignored an interview that he gave on CBS’s “60 Minutes” less than three weeks after the 9/11 attacks.

To demonstrate just how wrong the press are about this man, Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly played the relevant portions of that segment on Wednesday’s “Factor.”

ED BRADLEY, CBS: (Voiceover) And throughout the Muslim world, there is also strong opposition to America’s foreign policy, particularly in the Middle East because of its support of Israel and economic sanctions against Iraq.

Imam ABDUL RAUF: It is a reaction against the policies of the US government, politically, where we espouse principles of democracy and human rights and where we ally ourselves with oppressive regimes in many of these countries.

BRADLEY: Are–are–are you in any way suggesting that we in the United States deserved what happened?

Imam ABDUL RAUF: I wouldn’t say that the United States deserved what happened, but the United States policies were an accessory to the crime that happened.

BRADLEY: OK. You say that we’re an accessory?

Imam ABDUL RAUF: Yes.

BRADLEY: How?

Imam ABDUL RAUF: Because we have been an accessory to a lot of–of innocent lives dying in the world. In fact, it–in the most direct sense, Osama bin Laden is made in the USA.

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