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ATTACKS ON OBAMA: Who pays Glenn Beck and Karl Rove?

Letter by Margot LeRoy, Gig Harbor on Oct. 12, 2010 at 5:14 pm | 62 Comments »
October 12, 2010 5:14 pm

Let’s pin this down further. Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity all work, in some capacity for Fox News.

Fox News is owned by Rupert Murdoch, a wealthy man who is not an American citizen. That is a fact. So a bunch of Republican politicians who appear on camera are paid by a foreign corporation owned by a foreigner.

The Chamber of Commerce also employs as lobbyists many of these same people. Now, if the Chamber isn’t accepting money from foreign corporations, or those American corporations who are shipping jobs overseas, why not fully disclose where their ad money is coming from?

It is easy to bluster at the president and Democrats. But don’t get distracted by the bluster. The Republicans in the Senate killed a bill that would have penalized corporations who shipped jobs abroad. Wall Street reform, health care reform; any changes that cost corporations and their lobbyists are at the top of the “kill” list.

And Murdoch and many powerful business interests keep these people on the air and on their payroll for a reason. I salute our president for pointing out the obvious. Put up or shut up, Chamber of Commerce.

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