Rupert Murdoch’s son and News Corporation’s charitable foundation donated money to the Clinton Foundation, recently the subject of conservative attacks after Hillary Clinton declared her run for President.
According to the foundation’s donor page online, the News Corporation Foundation, Murdoch’s philanthropy project, has contributed somewhere between $500,001 to $1 million.
News Corp, founded and chaired by Rupert Murdoch, was formerly the parent company of Fox News Channel until 2013 when the corporation split into News Corp and 21st Century Fox (which took over the news channel.)
Murdoch’s son, James Murdoch, currently co-chief operating officer of 21st Century Fox, has given somewhere between the $1 million and $5 million mark, according to the Clinton Foundation website.
The donations were flagged on Sunday by Media Matters, a progressive group founded and run by Clinton ally David Brock.
Also on the right, the CEO of the conservative media company Newsmax has donated $1 million and praised Hillary Clinton.
Conservative celebrity and mogul Donald Trump has also reportedly donated at least $100,000.