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FEC chair warns that conservative media like Drudge and Hannity face regulation --- like PACs
Washington Examiner ^ | May 7 ,2014 | PAUL BEDARD

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 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,” 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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: conservativemedia; drudge; fec; leegoodman; pacs; paulbedard; tyranny
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1 posted on 05/07/2014 9:11:32 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Full Title

FEC chair warns that conservative media like Drudge Report and Sean Hannity face regulation -— like PACs


2 posted on 05/07/2014 9:12:32 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

What about ABC, See BS, NBC, MSLSD? NPR?


3 posted on 05/07/2014 9:12:48 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
What about ABC, See BS, NBC, MSLSD? NPR?

What about them? As we all know, these outlets provide only reason and light.

4 posted on 05/07/2014 9:15:20 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


5 posted on 05/07/2014 9:15:37 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: Hojczyk

Drudge only links to news from other sources; the only commentary he makes is the headline he uses for the source link.


6 posted on 05/07/2014 9:17:38 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Hojczyk
The day that the FEC shuts down Rush (with their para- military arm), will be the day the shooting starts.

Imho.

5.56mm

7 posted on 05/07/2014 9:19:25 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Hojczyk

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.


8 posted on 05/07/2014 9:20:15 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Hojczyk; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; ...

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

9 posted on 05/07/2014 9:23:49 AM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: Hojczyk

Stalin and Hitler would be proud. Nice job Obama. /s.


10 posted on 05/07/2014 9:24:16 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: Hojczyk
Amendment I

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.

11 posted on 05/07/2014 9:24:34 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: RedMDer

You nailed it, they can not control it so it is time to muzzle it. Times are interesting, pray for guidance.


12 posted on 05/07/2014 9:25:05 AM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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13 posted on 05/07/2014 9:25:37 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Hojczyk
Help me out. Was the First Amendment repealed? When did this happen?

Maybe if the FEC was closed up the Bill of Rights would be in less jeopardy. Just asking.

14 posted on 05/07/2014 9:25:44 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

ABCNNBCBS is okay because they a ‘fair and balanced’ you see......................


15 posted on 05/07/2014 9:25:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: M Kehoe

Revolt is coming.


16 posted on 05/07/2014 9:25:58 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Hojczyk

Oh bring it!

Then the anti-2nd Amendment crowd may finally realize what the purpose of the 2nd is for...


17 posted on 05/07/2014 9:27:11 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: shove_it

“The FEC Chairman musta got a phone call.”

Yep. Same plan as always since he got into office. What a classic fascist.


18 posted on 05/07/2014 9:29:27 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: Hojczyk

There’s a chill wind blowing....


19 posted on 05/07/2014 9:30:07 AM PDT by TheDon (Californians are losing their right to keep and bear firearms one firearm at a time.)
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To: Hojczyk
So, no more average citizens nailing pamphlets to the trees?

Only approved media can post their pamphlets on their trees? Anyone else is polluting the environment and damaging the flora?

-PJ

20 posted on 05/07/2014 9:36:53 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Hojczyk

Hannity is conservative?


21 posted on 05/07/2014 9:37:11 AM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Hojczyk
Drudge aggregates news, he does not “create” news content.

They just want to practice censorship.

22 posted on 05/07/2014 9:38:54 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: TheDon
TheDon:" There’s a chill wind blowing...."

There will be no discussion or criticism of

"DER FURHER " !!
Signed :

JOSEPH GOEBBELS !!


23 posted on 05/07/2014 9:38:59 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Political Correctness is Tyranny .. with manners ! Charlton Heston)
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To: Hojczyk
http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view3/4307676/goose-stepping-o.gif
24 posted on 05/07/2014 9:44:19 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Nachum

Good. Lord.

Not only do the oversteps not stop, but they come faster and from every direction. *Thanks* for your list.


25 posted on 05/07/2014 9:46:57 AM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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To: Hojczyk

Ain’t gonna happen.


26 posted on 05/07/2014 9:47:25 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Revolt is coming!


27 posted on 05/07/2014 9:48:21 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: cyn
Not only do the oversteps not stop, but they come faster and from every direction. *Thanks* for your list.

That's the playbook. We've been living with it since they got in. :(

28 posted on 05/07/2014 9:53:05 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Hojczyk

They know they are beginning to lose, that they cannot maintain control with truthful information out here.


29 posted on 05/07/2014 9:58:21 AM PDT by polymuser
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To: Hojczyk

This is why the FCC tried to get their “observers”, read; REGULATORS/POLITICAL COMMISSARS, into all media outlets just a few months ago.


30 posted on 05/07/2014 10:00:18 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Biggirl

About dang time...


31 posted on 05/07/2014 10:00:33 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tri nornar eg bir. Binde til rota...)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

Not really, but the Left thinks he is...


32 posted on 05/07/2014 10:01:24 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tri nornar eg bir. Binde til rota...)
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To: Hojczyk

This was tried in Seattle against conservative radio. The liberals got their asses handed to them in court.


33 posted on 05/07/2014 10:02:23 AM PDT by CityCenter (Resist Obamacare!)
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To: Hojczyk

But the NY Times does not. Nor CNN, ABC, C-SPAN, etc.

Again. The system is broken. Under what part of the Constitution does the FCC even have a righ to EXIST?????

The SCOTUS started this slippery slope years ago. Instead of being a defense of civil liberties against the encroachment of government, it has evolved into an organ of individual repression, employing the law enforcement establishment and governmental bureaucracies as its weapons.


34 posted on 05/07/2014 10:04:01 AM PDT by ZULU (Devil Patrick FREE Justina Pelletier!!!)
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To: Noamie; shove_it
Yep. Same plan as always since he got into office. What a classic fascist.

Um, the Chairman is putting out a warning saying this is the mentality he's fighting against from other members of the commission. Sounds to me like he's the good guy here.

35 posted on 05/07/2014 10:04:38 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: null and void

And of course I am sure that Politico and WaPo and others will be too....;)


36 posted on 05/07/2014 10:04:53 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Red Badger
"Amendment I

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."

"That Bill of Rights stuff be Old Skool thinking...
Obama be New Skool thinking and that be kool..."

37 posted on 05/07/2014 10:05:14 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Hojczyk
BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU

38 posted on 05/07/2014 10:08:15 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: Hojczyk

The FEC CHAIR said this??? When will Obama fire him?


39 posted on 05/07/2014 10:08:46 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Of COURSE bacon is good for you!!!)
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To: kevkrom
Um, the Chairman is putting out a warning saying this is the mentality he's fighting against from other members of the commission. Sounds to me like he's the good guy here.

Some Obamite will probably mail him a photoshop of him in a compromising position with a donkey soon.

40 posted on 05/07/2014 10:10:13 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Of COURSE bacon is good for you!!!)
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To: Hojczyk

Can we assume like recent IRS thuggery that no liberal groups will be effected?


41 posted on 05/07/2014 10:14:20 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Are we finally going to get a smidgen of truth? - - Freeper Veto!)
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To: Rusty0604
Drudge only links to news from other sources; the only commentary he makes is the headline he uses for the source link.

The little liberal sh*ts hate Drudge because he sometimes links to conservative news stories...

42 posted on 05/07/2014 10:16:45 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Are we finally going to get a smidgen of truth? - - Freeper Veto!)
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To: GOPJ

And when he links to msn his headline tells it like it is.


43 posted on 05/07/2014 10:28:24 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Noamie; shove_it
“The FEC Chairman musta got a phone call.”

Yes. And he's warning us about it.

The FEC Chairman is on our side.

44 posted on 05/07/2014 10:28:48 AM PDT by okie01
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To: All

It would be a grave miscalculation on the part of the FEC and the Executive Branch.


45 posted on 05/07/2014 10:57:34 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
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To: Hojczyk
When the Republicans control the Senate and the House and eventually have a Republican president, I wonder how Dem's will feel about an FEC run to control what the MSM progressives can say? I wonder what Dem's will feel about an IRS that attacks union labor, progressive think thanks and PAC’s? I wonder what Dem's will feel about the changes they made to the Senate filibuster rule?

Oops, I forgot, Dem's believe that anything that helps them is morally correct and anything that hurts them is a sign of racism or imporality.

46 posted on 05/07/2014 10:59:53 AM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: null and void

TOTALLY AWESOME...SAVED AND EMAILED THIS PIC!


47 posted on 05/07/2014 11:01:49 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: kevkrom

“Um, the Chairman is putting out a warning saying this is the mentality he’s fighting against from other members of the commission. Sounds to me like he’s the good guy here.”

Um, am talking about Obama....


48 posted on 05/07/2014 11:30:51 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; BlindedByTruth; ...

Of possible interest PINGS..!


49 posted on 05/07/2014 11:41:31 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (The democRATic party preys on the ignorant..!)
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To: Red Badger

“Congress shall make no law...”

Thats congress. The founding fathers said nothing about unelected bureaucrats from a government agency.


50 posted on 05/07/2014 11:44:46 AM PDT by lowbridge
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