7/17/2012

Despite being forbidden from doing so, some New York Times to NBC News employees making donations to Obama's presidential campaign

The article at the Daily Caller is by Alex Pappas:
Employees of news outlets including the New York Times and the Huffington Post have donated money to President Obama’s re-election campaign, according to records reviewed by The Daily Caller. Christina Norman, the executive editor for HuffPost BlackVoices, donated $2,500 to the “Obama Victory Fund 2012” in March. Norman didn’t return a request for comment, but a Huffington Post spokeswoman told TheDC that “these donations were made before she knew of our policies, having come from an executive background at OWN and MTV.” Two employees of the New York Times Company also donated money to Obama’s re-election campaign, according to Federal Election Commission records. . . . Blogger Michael Petrelis first uncovered Singer’s and Stickney’s donations in May. At the time, New York Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy confirmed that the company’s corporate policy “requires that any employee involved in the planning, creation or oversight of news and editorial content not give money to any political candidate or election cause.” “In this case he made this donation without direct knowledge of that policy,” Murphy said of Stickney. “He is now aware of the policy and sincerely regrets having made the donation.” . . .

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Blogger Zendo Deb said...

That's too easy. "I didn't know" and get off free and clear?

And really, a "journalist" didn't realize that they were at least supposed to pretend to be objective.

7/18/2012 10:30 AM  

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