"Senior executives, on-air personalities, producers, reporters, editors, writers and other self-identifying employees of ABC, CBS and NBC contributed more than $1 million to Democratic candidates and campaign committees in 2008, according to an analysis by The Examiner of data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics," reports The Washington Examiner.
The artilce continues, "The Democratic total of $1,020,816 was given by 1,160 employees of the three major broadcast television networks, with an average contribution of $880.By contrast, only 193 of the employees contributed to Republican candidates and campaign committees, for a total of $142,863. The average Republican contribution was $744."
The article also mentioned the recent bruhaha when it was first revealed–by Bloomberg News–that News Corp., the parent of Fox News as well as the owner of a number of other media properties, donated $1 million to the Republican Governors Association.
In that instance, according to a report on NRP, "Officials at Fox News, the nation’s top-rated cable news channel, declined to comment. They deferred to their parent company, News Corp., whose spokesman Jack Horner rejects the notion that the gift in any way undercuts the professional standing of its journalists. News Corp.’s sprawling media empire generates regulatory questions at both the federal and local level, and Horner says the company believes in the importance of free markets and appreciates the Republican group’s pro-business agenda."