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(Sen-FL) Bill Nelson Asks Florida TV Stations Not to Air U.S. Chamber Ad
Tampa Bay Times ^ | May 14th, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 05/14/2012 12:54:53 PM PDT by Jacquerie

Laywers for Sen. Bill Nelson have written to Florida TV stations asking them not to air an ad that includes a false claim about Medicare cuts.

From a news release: In the wake of the recent Citizens United case, in which the Supreme Court allowed unlimited and undisclosed corporate money to be spent on such ads, TV stations have a greater responsibility to protect the public from the spread of false and deceptive information, Kendall Coffey, a lawyer for Nelson wrote in a letter to the stations today.

“On behalf of our client, we respectfully insist that you take this inaccurate ad off the air immediately,” Coffey wrote. “As a media outlet, this station has a duty to protect the public from the spread of false information and deliberate deception.

The U.S. Chamber announced the 30-second ad last week and it repeats a widely used Republican claim that Democrats cut $500 billion from Medicare. It wasn't a cut, according to Politifact. It was a reduction in future growth (the size of the Medicare program will increase dollar-wise).

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: chamber; democrats; elections; fl; florida; freespeech; nelson
In 2009, Politifact declared Sarah Palin's assertion of Death Panels contained in Obamacare to be the "Lie of the Year."

Now that's credibility.

1 posted on 05/14/2012 12:55:07 PM PDT by Jacquerie
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To: Jacquerie

“It was a reduction in future growth”

Which the Democrats always referred to as a “cut”.


2 posted on 05/14/2012 12:58:15 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Jacquerie

3 posted on 05/14/2012 1:01:05 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Jacquerie

Stupid laywers!


4 posted on 05/14/2012 1:01:48 PM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: Jacquerie
Lawyers for Sen. Bill Nelson have written to Florida TV stations asking them not to air an ad that includes an allegedly false claim about Medicare cuts.

Isn't that the word the Libs always use? Why did they forget to use it here?

5 posted on 05/14/2012 1:04:11 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Jacquerie

Ask Katie Couric about the Gingrich school lunch cuts.


6 posted on 05/14/2012 1:05:07 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: rwilson99

Yeah, I left is as printed.

In the bigger picture, Nelson must be real nervous six months out to resort to veiled threats of litigation over political adverts.


7 posted on 05/14/2012 1:06:17 PM PDT by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: AppyPappy

Exactly! The COC needs to prepare another ad explaining the long-standing base-line budgeting language that the Democratic Party routinely uses to scam and scare voters against the Republicans. Run that ad awhile, then alter the ad Nelson is screaming about to shine a bright light on the deceitful hypocrisy of the Rats.


8 posted on 05/14/2012 1:06:29 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: Jacquerie

IIRC, the Romney campaign successfully pulled this off with Newt’s ads the week before the FL primary, which contributed greatly to Newt’s sudden downturn.


9 posted on 05/14/2012 1:06:55 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Anybody but Obama and Romney)
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To: AppyPappy
“Which the Democrats always referred to as a “cut”.

This is a classic case of being Hoisted by your own Petard.

10 posted on 05/14/2012 1:07:00 PM PDT by MCF
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To: Jacquerie
"It wasn't a cut, according to Politifact. It was a reduction in future growth (the size of the Medicare program will increase dollar-wise)."

We all know how much the Rats love to call reductions in future spending "cuts". It's one of their fav scare tactics. So when the Rats call this very same thing, a reduction in future spending, a "spending cut" the Repubs should be able to request that such ads not be run on the very same grounds. That about right?
11 posted on 05/14/2012 1:07:22 PM PDT by Texas_Jarhead
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To: Jacquerie
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12 posted on 05/14/2012 1:15:55 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: AppyPappy

The Dems modus operandi is far more gregarious! They routinely propose budget increases and then complain that the Republicans are engaging in cuts when, in fact, the Republicans are simply reducing the proposed increases which have been penciled in by the Dems.

I suspect that the Chamber is calling attention to actual program changes resulting in future budgeted increases being reduced; i.e., not merely reigning in budget proposals.


13 posted on 05/14/2012 1:17:22 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: AppyPappy
“It was a reduction in future growth” Which the Democrats always referred to as a “cut”.

Yep.
"Baseline budgeting" allows every politician to talk out both sides of their stinking mouths. All the US Chamber needs to do is provide clip after clip after clip of rats claiming the Republicans are "cutting" services for the bums, deadbeats, and parasites who comprise the Democrat party base because they sought to reduce the rate of growth. I'm sure there are plenty of clips of Nelson joining that chorus.

14 posted on 05/14/2012 1:18:22 PM PDT by Lancey Howard (No Romney, no way.)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Yeah, if Newt was the nominee, Baby-Doc would be bleeding from his nose and ears. Instead, Romney is the one on his heels.


15 posted on 05/14/2012 1:23:35 PM PDT by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: Jacquerie

Hey Nelson, how’s the space shuttle program coming along?


16 posted on 05/14/2012 1:29:36 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: the_Watchman
It is frightening that a sitting Senator would sic lawyers on media outlets. Nelson acts like the cornered rat he is. I hope this gets national attention.

Isn't this something? We long ago stopped expecting our Senators and Congressmen to act in the national, Constitutional interest. Instead, they will threaten to violate 1st Amendment rights in order to retain their lofty and financially rewarding positions. My gosh, how far we have fallen.

17 posted on 05/14/2012 1:29:48 PM PDT by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: Jacquerie

What about forcing Nelson to stop all the lies he makes on his email spamming to constituents ???


18 posted on 05/14/2012 1:36:53 PM PDT by George from New England
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To: Jacquerie

The only way the Liar-in-Chief could say that ObamaCare wouldn’t bankrupt the country was to cut Medicare by $500 Billion. Now when the Republican ads point this out, Democrats such as Nelson squawk. It seems all the Democrats know that Obama never intended to cut Medicare and yes, the country will go broke when ObamaCare gets rolling.


19 posted on 05/14/2012 1:38:24 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Jacquerie

Laywers is one of my favorite misspellings due to my own mistakes... I don’t understand why first amendment lawsuits can’t be filled for damages in a scenario like this.


20 posted on 05/14/2012 1:38:51 PM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: Jacquerie

Yeah, it’s all how you phrase it.

Dimwads have a different language and come from a different planet. I’m quite sure of this.

It began long ago in the deepest part of the universe on planet AAA which was a thriving planet before the Dimwads got control and ‘changed’ the name to ‘666’.

There were people in control before the Dimwads and they had the planet in great shape and was about to gain support of it’s people to maintain a peaceful, clean, green, and economical heaven for everyone. Businesses were thriving and hiring like crazy. The people were happy but the Dimwads couldn’t let someone else take credit for anything at all so they lied, cheated, bribed, and did everything they could to gain control. And they did.

But due to the little brained Dimwads power playing, it had to be deserted because of the plague and violence that thrived from their dishonest thuggery and dismissal of enemies from other planets as nothing to worry about. Just pay them to leave us alone. was their thinking. But alas, that would not be the case.

The enemies wanted more and more. After a short while the Dimwads could no longer provide or appease all the leaches. The money was gone.

Only a small handful got away. They threw the others ‘under the bus’, and left them behind.

They went to a new planet called earth.


21 posted on 05/14/2012 1:49:08 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: rwilson99
This should get national attention. I hope Marco Rubio addresses this on the Senate floor. I suspect rules don't allow for it, but Nelson should be called out by someone in his political weight category, not TV station owners trying to get by.
22 posted on 05/14/2012 1:52:46 PM PDT by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: Jacquerie

Laywers for Sen. Bill Nelson have written to Florida TV stations threatening them with the implied loss of their FCC license in a second Obama Administration if they choose to air an ad that includes a false claim about Medicare cuts.

There, fixed it.


23 posted on 05/14/2012 2:06:46 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Jacquerie

“TV stations have a greater responsibility to protect the public from the spread of false and deceptive information”

Oh good!

No Dem ads this year!!!!


24 posted on 05/14/2012 2:14:27 PM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: Jacquerie

If future growth is based upon the growth in the number who will be eligible for Medicare in the future, then that $500 billion is an actual cut in the amount available per person who will become eligible for Medicare.

The games politicians play with stats, and half of them probably don’t understand the stats whether they help or hurt their case.


25 posted on 05/14/2012 2:19:19 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Jacquerie

Bill Nelson, one of my two senators is a worthless piece of crap.
Hey Bill, great job of pushing N.A.S.A. Ya dope.


26 posted on 05/14/2012 2:44:47 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Jacquerie

fubn


27 posted on 05/14/2012 2:48:34 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Jacquerie

The cheese fell off his cracker years ago.

28 posted on 05/14/2012 2:56:37 PM PDT by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: Jacquerie

“protect the public from the spread of false and deceptive information”

They couldn’t air any ads from politicians if that were the case!


29 posted on 05/14/2012 3:06:16 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: capt. norm

We miss your WX forecasts!


30 posted on 05/14/2012 3:13:11 PM PDT by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: Jacquerie; Joe Brower; seekthetruth
Government "asks" media to censor speech!

Florida ping

Kendall Coffey is a Miami based clown attorney, working for Bill "Nose in Obama's Rear" Nelson

31 posted on 05/14/2012 3:49:22 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Jacquerie

Billy Nelson and Barry Obumbles...just a couple of bosom buddies, laughing it up on private flight...burning up carbon and plotting the slavery of millions of Floridians upon government programs.

32 posted on 05/14/2012 3:53:54 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper; manc; wymck; ghost26; PJammers; myuval; tiredofreeloaders; WBITT; bigcheese; Yulee; ..

I could caption that picture, but I best not!! :)

I will ping FL Freepers here though. We are united here in the sunshine state to send Bill Nelson packing come November!


33 posted on 05/14/2012 4:32:29 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth
Like a bad penny….. remember Coffey from the Elian Gonzalez mess?

a Clintonesta Kendall Coffey, a lawyer for Sen. Bill Nelson (D FL) wrote in a letter to the stations today…..

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34 posted on 05/14/2012 4:41:35 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Jacquerie

Being from Florida....I cannot wait to see this senile barking moon bat hit the unemployment line....

Amazing that when the lies dems use to attack repubs are used against them.... They whine like little girls...


35 posted on 05/14/2012 4:43:51 PM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

My, don’t they look....comfortable....with each other. Birds of a feather.


36 posted on 05/14/2012 4:47:12 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Elle Bee

Thank you for reminding me! I do remember Coffey now. It sure does figure he would be Nelson’s attorney, doesn’t it!


37 posted on 05/14/2012 4:49:50 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...
Yes, once again we scratch a Dem and find a fascist.

I'll have to remember to thank the RNC for helping Nelson re-elected.

Florida Freeper


38 posted on 05/14/2012 4:52:22 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Jacquerie

“It wasn’t a cut, according to Politifact. It was a reduction in future growth (the size of the Medicare program will increase dollar-wise).”

How many millions of times have the Democrats used that against the GOP??? And you can be certain that Nelson has been one of the worst offenders.


39 posted on 05/14/2012 4:56:33 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Popman

The thing is, they don’t live under the laws they pass and when they depart government, they do not return to the society they left.

Our republic has morphed into an elective despotism.


40 posted on 05/14/2012 5:08:37 PM PDT by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: Joe Brower; JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; ...

Wouldn’t it be more correct to ask if “Double Face” senator Nelson has read the 2700+ pages of the ObamaScare???


41 posted on 05/14/2012 7:18:52 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: danamco

absolutely facism. The dems have been at it for so long, they don’t even fathom that their actions are unAmerican and unconstitutional.


42 posted on 05/14/2012 8:25:44 PM PDT by floriduh voter (I have no comment.)
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To: floriduh voter

I found this truth on facebook about “fundamentally changing the United States of America” which double face Nelson is a member of. More importantly to know the whole truth about why WE are on a sloping slop to Marxism is very important to listen and watch part II of this video presentation by the Green Beret retired General. It’s the truth and NOTHING but the truth???

http://www.morningstartv.com/oak-initiative/marxism-america

Don’t miss part II and share it with as many “friends”(???) as possible!!!


43 posted on 05/15/2012 8:26:11 AM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: AppyPappy

Democrats, hoist by their own petard.


44 posted on 05/15/2012 3:11:43 PM PDT by omni-scientist
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To: danamco

Thanks for the url. I’m sick of seeing Obama on every station doing propaganda for re-election. HIs grandmother raised a great little marxist there in Hawaii.


45 posted on 05/16/2012 7:29:58 PM PDT by floriduh voter (I have no comment.)
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