Thanks, Dems

No, seriously.

Internet bloggers should enjoy traditional press freedoms and not face regulation as political groups, lawmakers and online journalists said Friday.

In separate letters, Democratic lawmakers and Internet commentators urged the Federal Election Commission to make sure that political Web sites that serve as focal points for political discussion, like and, don’t have to comply with campaign-finance rules.

"This ‘democratization’ of the media is a welcome development in this era of media consolidation and a corresponding lack of diversity of views in traditional media outlets," said the group, which consists of thirteen Democrats and one Republican.

Cool. Thanks. Some things cut across Party lines. If the FEC regs somehow go through, I am going to use NZ Bear’s idea:

Unless I’m missing something (entirely posssible), current campaign finance rules would hold the offending blogger responsible for giving a "contribution" with their dirty, dirty link — but they would also hold the campaign linked to responsible, regardless of whether the campaign wanted the link or not.

Catching on yet? It’s easy, and fun, too! Simply pick the least desirable candidate whose sheer presence on our fair planet offends you, and link, link, link to their site!

To quote Glen, Heh!

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3 Responses to “Thanks, Dems”

  1. JulieB says:

    he he he, there you go. I just bookmarked your post into my “things to remember” list.

  2. JulieB says:

    And yes, some things cross party lines. Thanks for saying that. 😉

  3. I wish more Republican Congress Critters would get involved. McCain Fiengold is a proven travesty, and, has the ability to get worse. Hopefully, more from both sides will join. Hillary might want to consider, cause, come 2008, she might be the one getting a ton of links from Right wingers 🙂

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