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Just for DaVe

by Rick S / May 7, 2004 1:36 PM PDT
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Re:Just for DaVe
by David Evans / May 7, 2004 4:06 PM PDT
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Oh noooooo!

Actually a trial balloon for something like this was floated by Hillary (I think) toward the end of the first BC term ((I think). Can't remember the particulars, but it was aimed at Rush Limbaugh/conservative talk radio, and would have required everybody who spends more than a certain percentage of their time talking politics to be registered as a lobbyist and regulated. Or something like that. Darn it, I've been trying to remember the particulars for a while but can't retrieve them from memory.

DE

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Re: Just for DaVe
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / May 8, 2004 2:37 AM PDT
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Hi, DavE.

>>would have required everybody who spends more than a certain percentage of their time talking politics to be registered as a lobbyist and regulated.<<
While I don't agree with that (First Amendment), I personally think that Sean Hannity's show (which starts with a countdown clock to November 2nd and speaks openly of "Hannitizing the vote for President Bush") should be classified as an infommercial for the Republican party, which means that its sponsors are making illegal campaign contributions.

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So you also think the same of MoveOn.org and Media fund...
by Edward ODaniel / May 8, 2004 4:51 AM PDT
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that is good to know Dave.

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Re:Re: Just for DaVe
by C1ay / May 8, 2004 5:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Just for DaVe
I personally think that Sean Hannity's show (which starts with a countdown clock to November 2nd and speaks openly of "Hannitizing the vote for President Bush") should be classified as an infommercial for the Republican party, which means that its sponsors are making illegal campaign contributions.

So you think programming sponsored by advertisers should be labeled an infomercial? What do you think about programs that actually PAY stations to carry their programs, like advertisers? I think, if the dancefloor were the courtroom, you could probably prove, technically at least, that Air America is an infomercial. What do you think?

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