Broadcasters Drop Fight Against Campaign Ad Transparency Ruling By FCC! It’s A Step, But A Small One. This Generally Means Those Sharks Have Found Another Way To Skin This Cat! In ‘McCutcheon v. FEC’, Supreme Court Ruled Restrictions On Individual Campaign Contributions Unconstitutional! If America Replaces Obama In 2016 With A Republican, FCC Transparency Will Be One Of The First Innovations To Disappear! For Now, We Only Have To Guard Against Phony Subsidiaries Writing Those Ad Checks In Attempts To Muddy The Actual Corporate Waters. “An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure!” That Aphorism Was Accurate In The Past, And It Is Dead On Target Now! We Allowed The Corporatists & Politicos To Undo Both Democracy & Fairness, And Now We Have To Work Ten Times As Hard To Eradicate Their Abominations. Lots Of 2012 Voters Stayed Home In 2014, So Republicans Took Control Of Both Houses – “Majority Of The Minority”! “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” – Edmund Burke

 


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http://billmoyers.com/2015/02/09/broadcasters-drop-fight-campaign-ad-transparency/?utm_source=General+Interest&utm_campaign=d173d765cf-Midweek12171412_17_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4ebbe6839f-d173d765cf-168245449

 

Broadcasters Drop Fight Against Campaign Ad Transparency

February 9, 2015

by Michael Winship

 

One of the best recent FCC decisions was the requirement that all broadcast television stations make available online the public inspection files that used to be accessible only if you were willing to travel to your local TV station and wade through filing cabinets full of paper documents.


Now you only need to go as far as your personal computer to search, an especially valuable tool for those who want to know who’s paying for all those political ads that jam the airwaves during election season and deliver a fortune to broadcasters. While not a perfect system, with the ever-increasing secrecy over the sources and amounts of campaign contributions, the FCC rules are one way to try to figure out who’s writing the checks.

 

Back in 2012, Bill Moyers observed that broadcasters were pushing back hard against the FCC rules, “stamping their feet like spoiled children and shouting: ‘No! We will not!’” The Washington Post reported that the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the leading lobbyist for TV and radio stations, had “told the FCC recently that the agency lacks power to make the change.”

 

The FCC pushed ahead, beginning with the top broadcast stations in the top 50 markets and then expanding last year to all markets.

 

This week, the NAB voluntarily withdrew its appeal of the FCC rules. Meredith McGehee, policy director of the Campaign Legal Center, one of several groups that supported the FCC in the NAB dispute, commented, “Now the FCC should take the next logical steps to require the information to be filed in a standardized, searchable, and sortable database. Currently, most stations upload ‘pdfs’ with no standard format. And further the agency should follow through on its proposed rulemaking to expand the requirements to cable, satellite and radio.”

 

That expansion is a next logical step toward greater transparency of where campaign money’s coming from and how it’s spent. That Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was issued by the FCC in December. We’ll monitor its progress and let you know how you can make your opinion known.

 

 

 

Americans to FEC: Do Your Job and Regulate Political Donations

February 6, 2015

by Katie Rose Quandt

 

When the Federal Election Commission puts out a call for public comment, you might not expect many Americans to actually follow through and participate. But over the past several months, the FEC has invited the public to weigh in on the role of money in politics, and found itself flooded with more than 32,000 submissions.

 

The open comment period came in the wake of new FEC rules responding to the Supreme Court’s McCutcheon v. FEC decision. In that case, the Court declared restrictions on the total amount an individual can donate to political campaigns unconstitutional.

 

The ruling, and the FEC’s new rules, will make it easier for joint fundraising committees to take large checks and parcel them out to multiple candidates. The Center for Public Integrity explains that campaign finance reform advocates worry about “a sort of systemic corruption that may arise through the formation of jumbo joint fundraising committees. The leader — possibly a ranking party member — might become a sort of power broker, and the person who wrote the check would no doubt be remembered fondly as the Congress goes about its business.”

 

Those who submitted comments were overwhelmingly troubled by the increasing role in federal elections of big spending and dark money. FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub told The Washington Post that about 24,000 of the comments — 75 percent — called for increased FEC regulation of political giving. (Of the remaining 8,000 comments, some 5,000 were about regulating Internet speech, not campaign finance.)

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 

 

If you’re interested in reading more people’s comments, you can visit the FEC Rulemaking Comment website, but you’ll need to follow these special instructions: Click on 2014 and then the first regulation open for comment — REG 2014-01 Earmarking, Affiliation, Joint Fundraising, Disclosure, and Other Issues (McCutcheon) — to see more.

 

 

http://billmoyers.com/2015/02/06/americans-fec-dark-money/?utm_source=General+Interest&utm_campaign=d173d765cf-Midweek12171412_17_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4ebbe6839f-d173d765cf-168245449

 

 

 

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    WHAT DO YOU HATE MOST ABOUT AMERICAN MSM NEWS PROGRAMS?

    1 – Is it when they ask the close relative of someone, who has just died, “How do you feel now?”

    2 – Is it when they ask the D.A., “What do you think about the person you just indicted?” or when they ask the Defense Attorney, “How will you defend your client, and is he guilty?” What would you expect them to say! Let me know when a D.A. says, “Well I don’t think he’s guilty but I had to do it for PR considerations”, or the Defense Attorney says, “He’s guilty as hell, but he’s rich so I took the case for the big fee!”

    3 – Is it when the lead-in is all about murders, robberies, natural disasters and DC/Hollywood scandals? I thought that was what the 7 o’clock shows were about, not the 6pm News!

    4 – Is it when the Anchors laugh, joke and schmooze about their own personal affairs and lives?

    5 – Is it when they shamefully promote their own Network Reality Shows?

    6 – Is it when they give you only the American Politicians’ perspective on Foreign Affairs and ignore other points of view?

    7 – Is it when they OVERKILL the same story like Jon Benet, OJ or Kim Kardashian?

    8 – Or is it an MSM self-serving Abomination I neglected to mention?

    Tabacco

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