VIDEO: News Corp. CEO Murdoch previously said "we" shouldn't be supporting "any party"
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In April, Rupert Murdoch, the chairman and CEO of Fox News parent News Corp., responded to a question from Media Matters by stating that he doesn't "think we should be supporting the tea party, or any other party." Murdoch's statement stands in stark contrast to his company's recent $1 million contribution to the Republican Governors Association, and News Corp's reported statement yesterday that the "RGA's pro-business agenda supports our priorities at this most critical time for our economy."
To be clear, even at the time, Murdoch's April statement flew in the face of what Fox News has been doing for years. As Media Matters has exhaustively documented, Fox News has tirelessly advocated for the Republican Party and its policies. Indeed, numerous Republican Party officials and Fox News employees have acknowledged the network's role in pushing GOP messaging and candidates.