There have been efforts in the past to regulate the airwaves to better serve the public during elections. The most ambitious in recent years was what became known as McCain-Feingold campaign-finance reform. During the debate on that landmark legislation, the problem of exorbitant television advertising rates was brought up, by Democrats and Republicans alike. Nevada Sen. John Ensign, a Republican, lamented: “The broadcasters used to dread campaigns because that was the time of year they made the least amount of money because of this lowest unit rate. Now it is one of their favorite times of the year because it is actually one of their highest profit-margin times of the year.” Ultimately, to get the bill passed, the public airtime provisions were dropped.
The Citizens United ruling effectively neutralizes McCain-Feingold campaign-finance reform. One can only imagine what the cost of the 2012 presidential election will be. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., lost his re-election bid to the largely self-financed multimillionaire Ron Johnson. The Wall Street Journal editorial page celebrated Feingold’s expected loss.
Really, Amy? I'm so sick of that damn liar. Where was she when Barack refused public financing -- despite promising he would use it? As with her column today, she refused to call it out. She's a liar. She's a fake. She's a fraud. She's a huckster.
She's many things but none of them are "journalist."
I hate whores.
Speaking of, Terry Gross found another cock to suck on Thursday when she interviewed a male director. If my female guests of the last five months only accounted for 20% of my overall guests, I'd be trying to address that problem. Terry wallows in.
We need more truth tellers. I'll be writing about Blogdrive on Monday. If you've read about the problems at other sites, yes, it is racist. But I need to calm down because my husband is the one who got targeted and my words will not be in any way appropriate if I write about it tonight.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"