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Fox News Heir Murdoch Reportedly Spent Millions Opposing Trump, Gave Even More to Leftist Groups

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James Murdoch, the youngest son of billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch, spent $100 million during the 2020 election cycle to defeat former President Donald Trump and to help various Democratic causes and candidates, CNBC reported Tuesday.

James and his liberal wife, Kathryn Murdoch, made the hefty donations through their left-wing Quadrivium Foundation, the report said.

According to the foundation’s 2019 tax returns, the couple directed $20 million to then-candidate Joe Biden’s presidential campaign and to various anti-Trump political action groups.

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Quadrivium also gave more than $43 million to climate-related advocacy groups.

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That isn’t surprising because Kathryn Murdoch is a vocal climate change fanatic who’s on the board of directors of the Climate Leadership Council and Climate Central. She’s also a trustee of the Environmental Defense Fund, a left-wing political advocacy coalition.

According to the report, more than $38 million — including $24 million in individual donations from the couple and $14 million in Quadrivium contributions — was given to left-wing election groups trying to thwart common-sense voting reform laws.

Rupert Murdoch, whose net worth tops $22 billion, is the chairman of Fox Corp., which owns the Fox News cable network.

James’ older brother, Lachlan Murdoch, is the CEO of Fox Corp.

Last year, James Murdoch quit the board of News Corp. amid disagreements over the editorial direction of the media conglomerate. His left-wing political leanings apparently clashed with Fox News’ conservative-leaning content.

“My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the company’s news outlets and certain other strategic decisions,” James Murdoch wrote in July 2020, according to The Guardian.

This internal tension had been bubbling up for more than a year.

In April 2019, Catholic League President Bill Donohue criticized the direction Fox News had taken under the stewardship of Rupert Murdoch’s liberal sons.

“This is not the same Fox News that it was under Roger Ailes,” Donohue said, according to Mediaite. “He would have never, ever have put up with this.”

Seven months later, in November 2019, the late radio icon Rush Limbaugh echoed similar sentiments, blasted what he considered Fox News’ disturbing shift to the left under the leadership of the Murdoch sons.

“I can’t tell you the number of people who are complaining to me about Fox and their analysis,” Limbaugh said on his radio show in November 2019. “And folks, all I can tell you is there’s nothing new about that.”

At the time, Limbaugh said the political shift was a slap in the face to the millions of loyal viewers who had made Fox News the No. 1 cable news network every day since its 1996 launch.

He then said Fox News would continue to move in that direction so its audience should lower their expectations.

“I’d lower my expectations if I were you,” he warned. “If you’re expecting what Fox used to be, you need to shift your perspective.”

Fox News is still beating its left-wing rivals CNN and MSNBC in the ratings, but there has been increasing outcry from its audience that the cable outlet has abandoned its conservative principles and is trying too hard to pander to the left.

The report that one of the heirs to Rupert Murdoch’s media empire spent over $100 million on leftist causes during the last election cycle is another troubling sign for Fox’s future.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.


After Seeing Kids Playing Basketball with Milk Crate, Officers Go Above and Beyond to Get Them Real Hoop

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They say necessity is the mother of invention, and when you’re a kid with limitless imagination, many things are possible. That was certainly true of a group of kids in one Chicago neighborhood whose love for basketball was great enough that they found what they could to set up a basketball court: a small cement slab and an old milk crate. It was enough for a time, even if it wasn’t regulation. But that all changed after some Chicago Police Department officers spotted the kids. The story that resulted was heartwarming enough that Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown had to tweet the story. “Officers from @ChicagoCAPS06 noticed a group of children in the neighborhood playing basketball using a milk crate as their hoop,” Brown wrote on Monday. “The officers saw an opportunity to help the kids with their game, so they got together to buy them a new hoop and basketballs.” Officers from @ChicagoCAPS06 noticed a group of children in the neighborhood playing basketball using a milk crate as their hoop. The officers saw an opportunity to help the kids with their game, so they got together to buy them a new hoop and basketballs. 🏀🏀🏀 — Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown (@ChiefDavidBrown) June 21, 2021 Two officers lugged the boxed gift to the porch where another officer stood as a woman covered a young man’s eyes, removing her hands to reveal the surprise. The boy, upon seeing the brand-new basketball hoop immediately shouted “thank you!” and started bouncing up and down with excitement. These #ChicagoPolice officers surprised the kids with their new hoop and took time out to assemble it for them. — Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown (@ChiefDavidBrown) June 21, 2021 “Is that a little bit better?” one of the officers asked. “Yeah!”…

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'Chunk' the Golden Retriever Missing for 2 Weeks Finally Found by NJ Troopers Swimming in the Bay

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The last two weeks have been turbulent for a family in Brick, New Jersey, after their beloved 3-year-old golden retriever ran off and disappeared. Jim Zangara had been on his boat with Chunk, the dog, and paused to talk to another boater. Looking for Chunk, he realized the dog had gotten off the boat. “And all of a sudden I looked to see where he was, and he was in the woods a little bit,” Jim told the Asbury Park Press. “And I said, ‘Come here, Chunk,’ and he had his toy in his mouth, turned around and boom. And for no reason.” “He’s very timid. He always has been. So maybe something scared him and that’s why he took off. It was very odd for him to do what he did.” “LOST DOG — Sunday 6/6/21 at F-cove,” Marie Puzio Zangara posted on the Lost Dogs in Ocean County Facebook page. “His name is Chunk, and he’s scared. Last spotted running back into the woods/marsh behind Mantoloking Rd. Please call 973-945-9299 or Brick PD if spotted! Please don’t chase — he’s very skittish — he will run.” Posts were shared across many relevant lost and found groups online. People kept their eyes open for the large dog, and his family waited and wondered if they’d ever see him again. As the days passed, Marie’s fears grew. “This past week has been tough,” she told NJ Advance Media. “No one had seen him since the eighth day he was missing. I was worried maybe he had gotten hit by a car or was off in the woods where we couldn’t find him or someone had grabbed him.” But then, on Tuesday morning, he was spotted, and it took multiple people on land and sea to get…

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