NBC / MSNBC
Owned by a weapons and military hardware manufacturer. Donated over $3.5 million to George Bush’s 2000 election campaign. Donated over $1 million to Obama’s 2008 election campaign, and over $127,000 to his 2012 campaign thusfar.
Donated over $1.6 million to Bush’s 2000 campaign. Ten Time Warner Executives donated the maximum amount allowed by law to Bush’s 2004 campaign. Donated nearly $1 million to Obama in 2008, and has already given over $100,000 to his 2012 election campaign.
Westinghouse / CBS
Owned by the Carlyle Group, which includes both George Bush Senior and G.W. Bush, as well as Obama Federal Reserve Board of Governors apointee, Jerome Powell. Additionally former Secretary of State James Baker; former Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci (who currently owns CBS); former Clinton Chief of Staff Mack McLarty, and former SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt.
Owned by Disney, a longtime opponent of environmental protections. Donated over $600,000 to George Bush’s 2000 election campaign. Donated $100,000 to Obama’s 2008 election campaign. Donated over $600,000 to Congressmen in 2012 alone, and has donated over $60,000 to President Obama thusfar in 2012.
Wall Street Journal and FOX Networks
Owned by Rupert Murdoch (board of directors of Phillip Morris). Donated $2.9 million to George Bush’s campaign in 2000.
The President and CEO of Politico is Frederick J. Ryan Jr., who is also chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation, and former personal special assistant to President Reagan. Owned by Allbritton Communications, an affiliate of Disney/ABC since 1997.
The Washington Post
The Washington Post is owned by The Washington Post Co. and the Graham family. The news outlet itself does not generate revenue for the company, but has been actively losing money for several years. However, its other division, the education company Kaplan, generates over 61% of The Post Co.’s revenue. In turn, over 90% of Kaplan’s revenue is made up of federal funding and loans. Any wrong moves by the Washington Post’s reporting could suddenly end them as a company.