Hollywood, Media Execs Give 6 Times More to Dems

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• August 23, 2012 9:35 am


Members of the entertainment industry and media executives in control of purportedly unbiased outlets such as Time magazine and NBC News have given to Democrats by a six-to-one margin, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Between Jan. 1, 2011, and July 20, 2012, employees at the seven major media conglomerates — Comcast, Disney, News Corp., Time Warner, CBS, Viacom and Sony – donated $4.1 million to Democrats and only $711,000 to Republicans. That means Hollywood employees are backing Dems with about six times as much cash as the GOP. …

Those who work at Time Warner, home of HBO and Time magazine, lean the most lopsidedly left, according to the figures, with the conglomerate’s employees giving $1.1 million to Democrats and a meager $39,000 to Republicans.

Republicans get little help from liberals’ favorite target: Fox News.

Even those employed by News Corp., home of Fox News Channel and controlled by the conservative-leaning Rupert Murdoch, gave the vast majority of their political dollars to Democrats, to the tune of $488,000 compared with $165,000.

Obama’s largest contributors come from the entertainment industry. Misogynist TV host Bill Maher and Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman each contributed $1 million to Obama’s super PAC, Priorities USA.

Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg has raised more than $2.5 million for the president. The mega-donor is currently under SEC investigation for allegedly bribing Chinese officials to secure a movie deal brokered in part by Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.