Democratic candidate John Edwards believes that the Fox Network is already too influential in American politics. He wants to stop Rupert Murdoch from gaining control of the Wall Street Journal, although it seems too late to do anything about that. Edwards was the first to decline an invitation last March to take part in a debate on Murdoch’s Fox News Channel.
Murdoch and his news empire have been negative to liberals and Democrats in general. Nevertheless, Murdoch and his News Corp. have contributed to some Democrats, including more than $20,000 to Hillary Clinton. In a swipe toward Mrs. Clinton, Edwards called on other Democrats to refuse money from News Corp. executives and to return any money they had accepted.
Democratic candidate Dr. Carl Perrin agrees completely with Mr. Edwards. He is not going to accept any contributions from Murdoch’s empire, and if they had donated any money to his campaign, he would send it back.