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Skip to comments.FEC chair warns that conservative media like Drudge Report /Hannity face regulation --- like PACs
Posted on 05/07/2014 9:40:03 AM PDT by gwgn02
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
I think there is already a thread on this subject.
You’re correct, I skimmed through, must have missed it.
Try it, Obamaholes.
Just try it.
.... I don’t think this is a threat .... It’s a promise.
Wasn’t it just a year ago this same agency wanted to put “observers” in Conserative news rooms?
The left hates the free exchange of ideas that they disagree with.
Pound sand jack booted thugs.
Drudge is a news aggregator.
Go after the originators of the articles you hate.
Devil Worshipin, Satanic Inspired, Kommunists....
Sure. When pigs fly. Don’t fall for this. They are trying to distract from Benghazi and the IRS scandal. Just let this die.