On July 16 of last year, a $4,000 contribution
was given to Cuomo 2010 by “The News Corporation,” which listed an address as Wayzata, Minnesota.
That’s the same name as the New York-based media company
owned by Rupert Murdoch, which publishes The New York Post–no passive observer of New York politics, and generally well-disposed on its opinion pages toward Cuomo–and the Wall Street Journal, and also owns the Fox television network.
A spokesman for the New York-based News Corp later confirmed
that the $4,000 contribution to Cuomo 2010 was indeed from them
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