Obamites Push to Regulate Political Speech

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Well, this is good news for all us political bloggers and all you who enjoy reading:


from Breitbart:

As the media prepared to vacate newsrooms for the weekend, Democrats snuck in a last minute proposal that the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) be allowed to heavily regulate political content on internet sites such as Youtube, blogs, and the Drudge Report.

Obama FEC Vice Chairperson Ann M. Ravel announced late on Friday that the FEC was preparing new regulations to give itself control over videos, Internet-based political campaigns, and other content on the web. She insisted that, “A reexamination of the commission’s approach to the internet and other emerging technologies is long overdue.”

This snap decision came after the FEC deadlocked 3-3 over whether or not an anti-Obama Internet campaign in Ohio had violated FEC campaign disclosure rules. The videos were placed for free on Youtube and were not paid advertising, but they also did not disclose who made them.

Until now, videos and other political content that is not posted for a fee are unregulated by the FEC. Only paid advertising is regulated under election rules. It is this that the Democrats want to change.

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One comment on “Obamites Push to Regulate Political Speech

  1. “Fairness Doctrine”. Call it whatever new-fangled construct they try to peddle it under but it all comes down to their long time, VERY long time intent to regulate ALL speech, especially political speech…against them and their policies. The “them” are the Leftist progressives but don’t be surprised if some GOP progressives are willing to “compromise” on this. And we know how well they negotiate and compromise…they make a danged GIFT of the farm. Besides, they figure they’ll get their turn at the top and they can use the same horrid socialist/statist “infrastructure” for their own benefit. They don’t want to stop theIRS targeting for instance. They want to USE it.

    Progressives get an agenda item in their minds and they never stop. If they’re thwarted, they rename it, rebrand it and try again and again and again until they just finally either bulldoze through or sneak past tired defenses. Throwing as many progressives–on both sides—out of positions of power as possible is the only way to set them back far enough to reduce the threat to murmur. We’ll never be rid of it, though.

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