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FEC chair warns that conservative media like Drudge Report and Sean Hannity face regulation --- like PACs
05-07-2014, 07:57 PM #1
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Government officials, reacting to the growing voice of conservative news outlets, especially on the internet, are angling to curtail the media's exemption from federal election laws governing political organizations, a potentially chilling intervention that the chairman of the Federal Election Commission is vowing to fight. [...]

“The right has begun to break the left’s media monopoly, particularly through new media outlets like the internet, and I sense that some on the left are starting to rethink the breadth of the media exemption and internet communications,” [...]

Noting the success of sites like the Drudge Report, Goodman said that protecting conservative media, especially those on the internet, “matters to me because I see the future going to the democratization of media largely through the internet. They can compete with the big boys now [...] There is at least the possibility or indeed proclivity for selective enforcement, so we need to keep the media free and the internet free.”

All media has long benefited from an exemption from FEC rules, thereby allowing outlets to pick favorites in elections and promote them without any limits or disclosure requirements like political action committees. [...]

“The picking and choosing has started to occur,” said Goodman. “There are some in this building that think we can actually regulate” media [...] Read more: washingtonexaminer.com

Truth harms agenda, I felt there would be talk of this. Freedom of the press in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. This clause is generally understood as prohibiting the government from interfering with the printing and distribution of information or opinions, although freedom of the press, like freedom of speech, is subject to some restrictions, such as defamation law and copyright law. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of...ted_States
I guess freedom of the press is fine, as long as you support whatever agenda the administration pulls out of their shiny hiney. This is indicative of desperate people loosing a mechanism that engages in opinion molding.
A Politically awake intelligent population is what they fear the most, they realize shutting down opposing views is their only chance.
I love desperation, it shows you what people are made of, and something stinks badly.

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05-07-2014, 08:13 PM #2
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we all know how well it went
when they tried to nullify the
second amendment and
take guns away.
that's the amendment that
protects all the rest.
05-07-2014, 11:44 PM #3
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