The “Online Freedom of Speech Act” is OUTRAGEOUS!!
Especially since the Bush administration has been found to be “Buying News” ILLEGALLY!
SEE HERE: www.flickr.com/photos/antifluff/52562586/
This is how Bush became president for two terms. Control & manipulation ("Libby" leak as well to be sure) of "Jesus" via advertising channels presided over by Carl Rove. You can see the "911 Steel Beam Cross" for yourself if you click the link above...Baton Rouge, Louisiana July, 2005 "I'm with W how 'bout you" ... huge electronic Billboard Ad's along interstate I-10.
"the Internet would become a free-fire zone without any limits on spending or reporting requirements. The bill uses freedom of speech as a fig leaf, pasted on in the guise of defending political bloggers from government censorship. In fact, bloggers face no such threat under the existing campaign law."
The Digital Money Mill
Published: November 1, 2005
Now looms a wolfish assault in sheep's clothing: the Online Freedom of Speech Act, which House Republican leaders are suddenly planning to put to a vote on Wednesday so politicians can abuse the Internet as an unregulated outlet for multimillion-dollar advertising campaigns. The bill, put on a fast track in the hope that nobody notices outside the political-industrial complex, would exempt the Internet from the hard-won three-year-old reform law that stopped federal officials from tapping corporations, unions and fat cats for unregulated donations in the quid pro quo marketplace.
The reform law's ban on such "soft money" abuses would continue for political ads on radio and television and in print. But the Internet would become a free-fire zone without any limits on spending or reporting requirements. The bill uses freedom of speech as a fig leaf, pasted on in the guise of defending political bloggers from government censorship. In fact, bloggers face no such threat under the existing campaign law.
The Internet's power as a fund-raising tool has only begun to emerge. The House's greedy move to exempt the Web from the law of the land should be denied by any lawmaker mindful of polls showing that government corruption is a dominant public concern. Make no mistake: this is a bill to protect political bagmen, not bloggers.