After critics claimed that News Corp.’s $1 million donation to the Republican Governors Association proved the company isn’t as fair and balanced as it claims, Fox News has agreed to air an ad critical of the donation, the Hollywood Reporter says.
The ad, from the liberal group Media Matters, gently criticizes the donation, the story says. It begins with, "And now, a special message about a story that’s not yet been covered on Fox News primetime …" and then includes a quote from News Corp. Vice President Jack Horner explaining the company believes in "the power of free markets" and that "the RGA’s pro-business agenda supports our priorities."
The ad ends with "And that’s why News Corp. has donated $1 million to oppose Democratic candidates this November." The ad ran on Tuesday night on "The O’Reilly Factor" and cost Media Matters $35,000, the article notes.