News Corp. Gives Money to Republicans

  • Aired:  08/18/10
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Fox News exposes the money trails that are corrupting America's political process, while News Corp. gives $1 million to Republicans. (4:35)

>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILY

SHOW".

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

MY GUEST TONIGHT -- THANK YOU SO

MUCH.

EDWARD KOHN IS MY GUEST TONIGHT.

HE IS AN AUTHOR OF A BOOK ABOUT

THE 1896 NEW YORK HEAT WAVE.

HE HAS LEARNED WHAT MANY AUTHORS

KNOW, TO CASH IN THERE'S NOTHING

THE KIDS LOVE BETTER THAN

WEATHER STORIES FROM A LONG TIME

AGO.

[LAUGHTER]

GRANDPA, TELL ME ABOUT THE TIME

AGAIN THAT IT WAS COLD.

[LAUGHTER]

LET ME START WITH THIS: WE ALL

KNOW DEEP DOWN INSIDE IN OUR

HEARTS, IN OUR STOMACHS, IN OUR

MIND THAT MONEY IS CORRUPTING

OUR POLITICAL PROCESS, A FEST

FESTERING SORE ON THE BODY OF

POLITICS.

BUT IT'S COMPLICATED.

LUCKILY THERE'S ONE ORGANIZATION

EXPOSING THIS.

>> BUYING POLITICAL POWER THAT

IS THE SUBJECT OF THE TALKING

POINTS MEMO.

>> LOOK AT THE PLAYERS.

I WANT YOU TO FOLLOW THE MONEY

HERE.

>> THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS BEING

BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY LEFT WING

INTERNET EXTREMISTS.

>> WE'RE GOING TO FOLLOW THOSE

PEOPLE.

WE'RE GOING TO FOLLOW WHERE THEY

GET THEIR CAMPAIGN MONEY.

>> LET'S FOLLOW THE MONEY TRAIL,

A LOT TO DO.

LET'S GO.

>> Jon: WHERE?

THEIR NAME IS FOX NEWS AND THEY

WILL NOT STOP UNTIL THEY'VE

IDENTIFIED CORRUPTION PATIENT

ZERO.

>> THIS IS HOW THIS WORKS.

JOYCE FOUNDATION GIVES MONEY TO.

THEY GIVE MONEY TO THE TIDES

FOUNDATION.

>> HERE IS A CHART, STAY WITH ME

ON THIS.

>> THEY GIVE MONEY FOR THE

CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS

WHERE VAN JONES IS STAYING.

THE LARGEST CHUNK OF THEIR MONEY

GOING TO BARACK OBAMA.

IT'S ACORN SPENDING YOUR TAX

DOLLARS.

THIS GUY.

WOW, IT'S ALMOST LIKE THESE

THREE ARE CONNECTED.

IT'S A CIRCLE.

ACORN, TITHES APOLLO, VAN JONES,

JEFF JONES, WEATHER UNDERGROUND.

UH-OH.

>> Jon: J.F.K. BLOWN AWAY,

WHAT ELSE DO I HAVE TO SAY?

♪ HOW MANY MORE NOUNS DO I HAVE

TO STRING TOGETHER RONALD

McDONALD RAUL CASTRO.

GILL HODGES.

[LAUGHTER]

HERE IS ANOTHER ONE.

SEE IF YOU CAN FOLLOW THIS WEB

OF INTRIGUE.

>> REPORTS OUT TODAY NOW THAT

NEWS CORP HAS GIVEN $1 MILLION

TO THE RGA, REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS

ASSOCIATION.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: NEWS CORP OWNS FOX

NEWS, THEY GAVE A MILLION

DOLLARS TO -- ALL RIGHT.

THIS IS TRICKY BUT ALL RIGHT.

FOLLOW ME.

LET'S TRY TO DO THIS.

LET'S SEE WHAT WE CAN DO.

[LAUGHTER]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

[LAUGHTER]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

[ LAUGHTER ]

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: FOLLOW ME, PEOPLE, YOU

ARE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE -- THE

MONEY STARTS HERE AND THEN GOES

DIRECTLY THERE.

ALL RIGHT.

UM --

[LAUGHTER]

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SORRY I GOT

LOST IN THE WHOLE THING FOR A

SECOND THERE.

IT'S A STRAIGHT LINE, JUST A

STRAIGHT LINE.

COMES FROM FOX NEWS GOES

STRAIGHT TO REPUBLICANS.

JUST -- (bleep) WOW.

I HAVE TO TELL YOU THIS, IS SAY

TRAVESTY.

I THINK IF ANYTHING THE

REPUBLICANS SHOULD BE PAYING FOX

NEWS MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF

DOLLARS, NOT THE OTHER WAY

AROUND.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

NO, NO.

OH, NO.

OH, DEAR.

[ LAUGHTER ]

HOW

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