17 November 2007

Hillary Clinton & News Corp

News Corp owner and conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch's recent takeover of the Wall Street Journal has drawn fire from several Democrats running for President. But Hillary Clinton is not among them. Perhaps that's because at least nine News Corp executives have thus far given a total of $20,900 to Clinton this election cycle.

Check out the article Hillary Silent on Murdoch from The Nation.

Hillary Clinton's Mystery Money Men

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has received shadowy financial backing from some of the same sources who helped fund George W. Bush's rise to power.

Check out the article Hillary's Mystery Money Men published this month in The Nation magazine.

"That Hillary Clinton's campaign is involved with this particular cast of characters should give people pause." - Attorney John Moscow, as quoted in the article linked above.

Campaign coverage still focuses on 'horse race'

According to a new report by Project for Excellence in Journalism and the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University, mainstream news coverage of the 2008 presidential race has focused predominantly on just five candidates and offered next to no discussion on these select players public records or what these presidential hopefuls would do in office.

Check out the article Study: Campaign coverage still focuses on 'horse race' published last month in Editor & Publisher.

"The study reviewed 1,742 campaign stories that appeared between January and May 2007 in 48 different news outlets, which spanned print, online, network television, cable television, and radio."

16 November 2007

Is Rove's playbook at work in Hillary's campaign?

Karl "Bush's Brain" Rove is considered to have been one of the dirtiest players in the game. (No offense, Ric Flair.) Is Hillary Clinton turning down some of the Rove-paved roads for guidance? This article from the Washington Post addresses the question.

Hillary, Inc.

Hillary Clinton has been suited with amazing presidential campaign machine, fit with contributions from powerful individuals such as Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch.

Check out the article Hillary, Inc. from the June 4, 2007 issue of The Nation.

15 November 2007

Clinton Rakes in Record Cash from Weapons Industry

With corporate cash usually predestined for Republicans, the US arms industry is contributing significantly to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Clinton's unprecedented support from the defense industry has many war-weary Americans wondering what role war profiteering would play in a Hillary Clinton administration.

Check out the article US: Clinton Bucks The Trend and Rakes in Cash From The US Weapons Industry published last month in The Independent (UK).

"The industry's strong support for Mrs Clinton indicates that she is their firm favourite to win the Democratic nomination in the spring and the presidential election in November 2008. In the last presidential race, George Bush raised more than $800,000 - twice the sum collected by his Democratic rival John Kerry."