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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This isn’t going anywhere any time soon.
As slow as the FEC acts, it will be years before the Commission gets around to doing anything, if ever! And then, only after there’s a majority vote among the 3 Republican and 3 Democrat commissioners.
I worked there for five years, as an auditor, and witnessed the glacial speed with which they work!
...........probably 7AM on a sunday morning.................
That’s probably a better time slot than the total loser J. Fallon!
I think we will shortly find that the kenyan and the obammunists are exempt from these laws ans that to suggest otherwise is blatant and possibly prosecutable racism.
“The village definitely is missing Obama.... “
Hopefully he’ll be back home next January!
There is no law, there is no justice where there is no respect for either ..
heck, forget the gubamint military complex..
beware da gubamint media complex
(from a proud Ike baby)