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  •  My question to Kos is... (3.00)
    Do you even bother to try to understand her point of view, or are you just dismissing it with the knee jerk reaction of trying to defend your own turf?

    The issue is NOT that Halliburton is going to open its own blog. The issue is that you or anyone could give thousands of dollars in free and completely unregulated advertising to campaigns. Or Halliburton could buy $200,000 in unregulated ads that advocate for a certain candidate. What if one of the top conservative blogs gave $5,000 in free advertising to a certain candidate? In a completely unregulated blogosphere, that's perfectly okay despite the $2000 personal contribution limit.

    You position on this is very disappointing in that it is no different than polluting industries trying to protect the status quo for themselves despite negative effects for the public. I thought better of you, kos. I thought you would advocate for what's in the public good, not what's just good for you personally.

    "Better the occasional errors of a caring government than the intentional omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference." - FDR

    by DudeUrSistersHOT on Wed Jun 29, 2005 at 08:28:21 PM PDT

    •  that man is full of straw (none)
      Nowhere has Markos advocated that the internet be completely unregulated.

      "Let's put our heads together/And start a new country up/Our father's father's father tried/Erased the parts he didn't like" - R.E.M., "Cuyahoga"

      by Adam B on Wed Jun 29, 2005 at 08:33:41 PM PDT

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      •  He is completely dismissing what she is saying (none)
        and she is making the point that the internet needs some regulation. Therefore, kos seems to be advocating unregulated internets. She didn't say that bloggers should not have the media exemption.

        "Better the occasional errors of a caring government than the intentional omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference." - FDR

        by DudeUrSistersHOT on Wed Jun 29, 2005 at 08:36:26 PM PDT

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        •  wrong on both counts (none)
          IPDI written comments
          If the statute is to survive, two principles must emerge. First, the class of bloggers entitled to be treated as "news media" -- and thus exempt from most campaign finance laws -- must be limited.

          Black/Moulitsas/Stoller written comments
          As noted in the introduction, these regulations go much further than is necessary to comply with Judge Kollar-Kotelly's order. Her grievances stemmed from the absence of regulations regarding coordinated communications and did not reach into other substantive areas. Therefore, proposed regulations amending 11 CFR §§ 109.21 and 109.37 regarding coordinated communications are within the proper scope of the regulations, though we would further encourage the FEC to amend 11 CFR § 109.21(c) to exempt all dissemination, republication, etc., of campaign materials on the Internet generally.

          "Let's put our heads together/And start a new country up/Our father's father's father tried/Erased the parts he didn't like" - R.E.M., "Cuyahoga"

          by Adam B on Wed Jun 29, 2005 at 08:42:45 PM PDT

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