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  •  Like I said, let's start with "little things".... (1+ / 0-)
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    mimi

    ...like identity disclosure online. Without that, IMHO, your argument's a bit vacuous.

    "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

    by bobswern on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 11:12:42 AM PDT

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    •  This doesn't require that, though. (0+ / 0-)

      It requires campaigns to make a separate filing of who they've paid ... but not the aliases under which people are posting.  Nor does it require online posters to include disclaimers.

    •  Public disclosure of political blog funding... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...would also appear to be requisite if you continue along with my position. Of course, this would--to some extent--fly in the face of corporate law (i.e.: for closely-held corporations, at least). And, frankly, to a great extent, it's about the hypocrisy within the realm of those that advocate for funding disclosure of all political messaging, too. (Not just the shilling on the right, in terms of how that affects commentary here, and elsewhere in the Democratic blogosphere. Based upon publicized realities, to date, both parties play this game. The right just has more corporate money behind it. But, to posit that's not the case here, or elsewhere in the Democratic blogosphere is patently absurd.)

      As I've noted here, this is a problem in BOTH major parties: ""Revealed: Why the Pundits Are Wrong About Big Money and the 2012 Elections," Thomas Ferguson, et al."

      The inconvenient truth is that Democrats can be just as hypocritical and self-righteous as Republicans...sometimes moreso.

      Of course, we are usually a HELL of a lot more correct on the issues than the red team.

      "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

      by bobswern on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 11:25:02 AM PDT

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