One of the top political controversies this week has been the news that News Corp., the Rupert Murdoch-led parent company of Fox News, donated a whopping $1 million to the Republican Governors Association (and $0 to the Democratic Governors Association). The contribution, noted Politico’s Ben Smith, was “new step toward an open identification between Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. and the GOP.” As ThinkProgress reported, it may also violate News Corp’s own “standards of business conduct.” According to a search by ThinkProgress, there has so far been no mention of the News Corp/RGA story on Fox News so far. Fox Business and FoxNews.com have also ignored the news, notes Media Matters. Also, as Huffington Post’s Sam Stein reports, Fox has even refused to allow the head of the DGA to come on and talk about it:
In a brief interview with the Huffington Post, Nathan Daschle, the executive director of the DGA, said that he has tried on numerous occasions to go on Fox News to discuss the donation made by News Corp. None of his entreaties have been answered as of 3:30 p.m on Tuesday.
“We haven’t gotten a single phone call or email returned. We want to engage in a discussion with them about this,” Daschle said. “But they didn’t even respond.”