Skip to comments.FEC chair warns that conservative media like Drudge and Hannity face regulation --- like PACs
Posted on 05/07/2014 9:11:32 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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.
I think that there are impulses in the government every day to second guess and look into the editorial decisions of conservative publishers, warned Federal Election Commission Chairman Lee E. Goodman in an interview.
The right has begun to break the lefts 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, he added.
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, and I have seen storm clouds that the second you start to regulate them. There is at least the possibility or indeed proclivity for selective enforcement, so we need to keep the media free and the internet free.
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FEC chair warns that conservative media like Drudge Report and Sean Hannity face regulation -— like PACs
What about ABC, See BS, NBC, MSLSD? NPR?
What about them? As we all know, these outlets provide only reason and light.
That’s what The Won had in mind when he said: “I have a phone and a pen”. The FEC Chairman musta got a phone call.
Drudge only links to news from other sources; the only commentary he makes is the headline he uses for the source link.
The chair is concerned about selective enforcement and we all know what that means.
The Left has lost total control of the message and they are not happy.
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Stalin and Hitler would be proud. Nice job Obama. /s.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
You nailed it, they can not control it so it is time to muzzle it. Times are interesting, pray for guidance.
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Maybe if the FEC was closed up the Bill of Rights would be in less jeopardy. Just asking.
ABCNNBCBS is okay because they a ‘fair and balanced’ you see......................
Revolt is coming.
Oh bring it!
Then the anti-2nd Amendment crowd may finally realize what the purpose of the 2nd is for...
“The FEC Chairman musta got a phone call.”
Yep. Same plan as always since he got into office. What a classic fascist.
There’s a chill wind blowing....
Only approved media can post their pamphlets on their trees? Anyone else is polluting the environment and damaging the flora?
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