Skip to comments.OBAMA'S FALLON APPEARANCE VIOLATED CAMPAIGN LAW
Posted on 04/25/2012 3:46:18 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
Last night, President Obama appeared on Jimmy Fallons unwatchable show to slow-jam the news. By this, Fallon meant that Obama would read a campaign speech about student loans, Fallon would utter a few lines to back him up every so often, and his lead band singer would warble in support of Obamas propaganda.
Only one problem, aside from the fact that this was possibly the worst comedy segment in the history of mankind: it violated campaign finance law.
The equal time rule states that if a licensee permits a person who is a legally qualified candidate for any public office to use a broadcasting station, he shall afford equal opportunities to all other such candidates for that office in the use of such broadcasting station.
There are exceptions to the rule: appearances on (1) a bona fide newscast, (2) a bona fide news interview, (3) a bona fide news documentary, or (4) on-the-spot coverage of bona fide news events.
Only the second provision could be construed as saving NBC from giving Mitt Romney equal time. But this was not a bona fide news interview. In fact, it wasnt an interview at all no questions were asked, no answers were given. It was literally Obama reading a campaign speech over a guitar, a horn, a keyboard, and some drums.
Not only was this appearance in violation of equal time law, it was clearly an in-kind contribution by NBC to the Obama campaign. As the Federal Elections Commission states, A donation of services is
considered an in-kind contribution. Under applicable law, contribution of broadcast time is considered such a service. This was a campaign commercial for Obama, and the Obama campaign was not charged for it.
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Laws? Who cares about laws when your King!
Of course, the law does not apply if “Obama is not a legally qualified candidate”!
Never fear, he’ll just scribble out a new Executive Order of pardon himself. Move along, nothing to see.
I’m not sure about Romney but I’d love to see the others show up.
I think I see an "out" for Obamugabe...
Wonder if the band played the same song as when Sarah Palin showed up.
He will simply “deem” it legal...
the media who will not report anything about this will suddenly say how smart he is the way he ducked the law.....most of his supporters can’t spell campaign
You just know all the investigate journalists are going to be all over this. They will call it Fallongate and a huge scandal will arise. People will be frog marched to jail for this.
What’s that, hussein is a democrat? Never mind.
If Americans would shut off their televisions and keep them off, we would be light years closer to salvaging this country.
Shoot, if conservatives would just do it.
Wake me up when Obie does something that’s NOT illegal.
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Unless you have the correct amount of melanin. IE harpO.
It's good to be da king...
1 He violated Campaign Finance Law
2 He appeared on Jimmy Fallons show
I believe the punishment should fit the crime - in this case it does.
If so, when and where did he do this?
(Yeah. That's definitely sarcasm. I mean, c'mon! I said "Justice" and "Eric Holder" in the same sentence.)