Fox News Unmasked

Ben Smith has the scoop on two massive donations to the Republican party by News Corp, parent company of Fox News:

News Corp., the parent company of Fox News, contributed $1 million this summer to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the business lobby that has been running an aggressive campaign in support of the Republican effort to retake Congress, a source close to the company told POLITICO. It was the second $1 million contribution the company has made this election cycle to a GOP-aligned group. In late June it gave that amount to the Republican Governors Association.

The Chamber is the second biggest funder of ads this political season, and in the past, media companies, including News Corp, have divided their donations to both parties.

(Full disclosure: I write a weekly column for News Corp's Sunday Times of London; and as an employee of the Atlantic, this needs to be disclosed as well. Neither the Times nor the Atlantic have ever pressured me to alter my opinions in any way whatsoever.)