Why in the world is Fixed Noise (a supposed "news" organization) electioneering for the GOP? Well, since an great majority of its viewers are Conservative and Conservative-leaning Independents still believe that the SCLM is so "Radical Leftist and in bed with Obama, so Fox News is telling the truth." Now, on top of this, they are fundraising for GOP elections while being paid employees of Fox News Channel.
There are several documented examples of this: Dick Morris repeatedly touts his website to promote fundraising for Republicans, Sean Hannity has had a long history of active promotion of Conservative causes repeatedly on both his radio and television shows, Mike Huckabee overtly and repeatedly did so on his show, Huckabee, and other FNC shows, Sarah Palin's SarahPAC, and others. A REAL news organization would NOT tolerate such behavior-- at least not openly. Almost all of them would be fired and/or suspended if they did it at MSNBC or CNN.
This is only the tip of the iceberg for its electioneering tactics. The FEC may have to step in eventually.
The Moody Memos: Fox News operates on the "honor system"
Fox News finds itself embroiled in an ethics firestorm for one simple reason: They don't appear to have any rules that actually regulate their employees' political conduct.
Back in 2004, then-Fox News VP John Moody reportedly circulated a policy "discourag[ing]," but not banning, employees from donating to political candidates
Fox News hosts and contributors continue to raise money for Republican candidates and causes using political action committees, 527 and 501(c)4 organizations.
Ed Schultz asks why Fox contributors and hosts are allowed to raise money for GOP
In yesterday's Media Matters press release, Fixed News promised to keep a tighter reign on its employees doing such nonsense, but John Stossel-- despite not being told to cancel his fundraising luncheon on June 4th, 2010, in Houston, Texas-- most likely will NOT be reprimanded for this. This is only an pretend illusion so FNC and FBN maintains a slight bit of integrity, which neither network has. First, Fox Noise has forgotten its "Zero Tolerance" policy on incorrect chyrons. Then, discouraging cheerleading for the Tea Parties, when clear-cut evidence shows that they did so intentionally to gin up the crowd. I predict Faux News will lie about their intentions (like always).
UPDATE (04.21.2010, 11:52AM CDT):
A new report on Fixed Noise's electioneering, via Media Matters.
In recent years, at least twenty Fox News personalities have endorsed, raised money, or campaigned for Republican candidates or causes, or against Democratic candidates or causes, in more than 300 instances and in at least 49 states. Republican parties and officials have routinely touted these personalities' affiliations with Fox News to sell and promote their events.