If you believe the comment from the News Corporation spokesman quoted in this story you will believe anything!
Rupert Murdoch donates $1m to Republican party - Telegraph:
"Rupert Murdoch has donated $1 million to the Republican party, more than doubling its fundraising in the second quarter of the year and giving a boost to candidates in the November mid-term elections."
The $1m was donated to the Republican Governors Association (RGA) in June. The body supports Republican gubernatorial candidates.
News Corp spokesman Jack Horner said the contribution was intended to promote the company's core beliefs.
"News Corporation has always believed in the power of free markets and in organisations like the RGA, which have a pro-business agenda and support our priorities at this most critical time for our economy," he said.
"The corporate donation has no impact on the reporting activities of our newsgathering organisations. There is a strict wall between business and editorial and the corporate office does not consult with our newsgathering organisations ... before making donations."