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Media investing popular with lawmakers

Kai Ryssdal Jun 15, 2011

This news from the Center for Responsive Politics… Members of Congress may complain about the fourth estate, but at least they put their money where their mouths are. The center says about 60 lawmakers own stock in 19 different media companies.

Massachusetts Democrat John Kerry is the number one investor with multimillion dollar holdings in several news organizations, including News Corp., which owns Fox News.

Media investing splits just about evenly, by the way, between Democrats and Republicans. You can find who else is on the list by clicking here.

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