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To: Luis Gonzalez
Interest groups: Groups ranging from the National Rifle Association to the American Civil Liberties Union oppose the measure, arguing that the restrictions on "issue ads" violate their constitutional right to express their opinion on political matters. They say the news media will gain because they will keep their unfettered ability to shape public opinion. But advocacy groups could benefit if corporations and other large donors, banned from giving money to political parties, divert contributions to them.

Or more likely, and what the media is banking on, they will divert contributions to the media by buying advertising in order to influence news and opinion.

38 posted on 03/22/2002 11:27:20 AM PST by RAT Patrol
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To: RAT Patrol
When did "groups" get constitutional rights?
44 posted on 03/22/2002 11:31:49 AM PST by Luis Gonzalez
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