CBS Executive Chairman, a Reliable Democrat Donor, Giddy Over Trump's Rise

"It may not be good for America, but it's good for CBS."

That's how network executive chairman and reliable Democratic donor Les Moonves described Donald Trump's frontrunner status in the GOP primary, noted the Hollywood Reporter's Paul Bond today.

"Bring it on, Donald," cheered Moonves in remarks to the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference being held in San Francisco. 

While Bond didn't note as such, a quick check of the FEC's donor database – see screenshot below – shows Moonves has a long track record of contributing to Democrats John Kerry and Al Gore as well as Democratic political action committees (PACs). One exception was in 2010 when he contributed to Missouri Republican Roy Blunt's Senate campaign, which he won in a landslide against Democrat Robin Carnahan.

In fairness, Moonves hasn't given to any candidate directly since 2010 and his last recorded political contribution was to his network's PAC, but all the same there's little reason to believe Moonves is not still politically liberal in his sympathies.


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Ken Shepherd
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Ken Shepherd is a writer living in New Carrollton, Md.