I was just minding my own business, trying to figure out how I could ask a question of the candidates tonight, when I happened upon this disturbing tidbit. Can someone please explain to me why News Corp, by virtue of their web property MySpace, is the official partner of the Commission on Presidential Debates? Doesn’t that seem a bit odd? Shouldn’t such a commission be independent of ALL corporate interest, let alone those controlled by Rupert Murdoch? For those of you who don’t know, Murdoch owns a controlling interest in News Corp, who in turn own Fox News, Fox, MySpace, the New York Post, and many, many other media properties.
Damn, I just dug into this a bit further and it is apalling. Details after the jump… Read the rest of this entry »