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Meet the New Boss: McCain-Feingold
Breitbart / Big Hollywood ^ | 2009-05-01 | David Bossie

Posted on 05/01/2009 2:40:48 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

It is unnecessary for me to tell any of you reading this that the left has a stranglehold over both Hollywood and the mainstream media. It is axiomatic in today’s news world . . . . . that the “news” is delivered to your doorstep with a leftward slant.

What are less well understood, however, are the lengths to which the government has gone to protect the left’s monopoly during the last decade and the complicity of the news media in that endeavor. The recent confrontation between General Electric CEO Jeffery Immelt and an O’Reilly Factor producer at GE’s shareholder meeting highlighted the nexus between government and the left-leaning media for all to see.

For decades, the major broadcasting corporations and newspapers were the gatekeepers of the national political discourse in this country because the enormous infrastructure costs associated with setting up a news organization and a distribution network were prohibitive. If you were a candidate, incumbent, or someone with a cause, you had to go hat-in-hand to the editors of these organizations asking them to take an interest in you or your cause. If they accepted you, national attention followed, but if you were rejected by the media elites, you languished in anonymity. In the last five or ten years, however, the cost of entry declined precipitously due to the proliferation of the internet. . . . .

The old guard, acting to protect their status as the arbiters of information and ideas, collaborated with their equally entrenched allies in Congress and passed a law that became known as the McCain-Feingold Act.

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What McCain-Feingold did very effectively, on the other hand, was to reinforce the monopoly that the traditionally dominant news corporations held over the political discourse in this country.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: campaignfinance; drivebymedia; internet; mcbama; mccain; mccainfeingold; mccainlegacy; mccainsfault; mccaintruthfile; mcqueeg; msm; rino

Flashback 03/23/2006: John McCain, you treasonous bastard, I challenge you or any of your traitorous cohorts...

1 posted on 05/01/2009 2:40:48 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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The Juan McCain Truth File.

"I have great respect for Al Gore."
—John McCain, October 2, 2008

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2 posted on 05/01/2009 2:41:34 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385
Meet the New Boss

Same as the Old Boss

We Won't Get Fooled Again.

3 posted on 05/01/2009 2:49:47 PM PDT by mountainbunny (Mitt Romney: Collect the whole set!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Two brass plated assholes.

4 posted on 05/01/2009 2:56:17 PM PDT by Rumplemeyer
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To: Rumplemeyer

“douche and bag”

5 posted on 05/01/2009 5:13:39 PM PDT by tommyboy
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