Neal Barton's POV

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POSTED: Friday, May 9, 2014 - 7:15pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 3:31pm

If you didn't think this administration and their left-wing media friends were on a full-assault of trying to beat down any opposition, think again.

Paul Bedard writes in the Washington Times, government officials, reacting to the growing voice of conservative news outlets, especially on the internet, are angling to curtail the media's exemption from federal election laws governing political organizations, a potentially chilling intervention that the chairman of the Federal Election Commission is vowing to fight.

"I think that there are impulses in the government every day to second guess and look into the editorial decisions of conservative publishers," warned Federal Election Commission Chairman Lee E. Goodman in an interview.

Well, what's he beefing about? I've been in this business for more than 30 years and I can tell you the traditional media has always leaned left.

Now, they want to go after the Drudge Report, which is a news site aggregator, or the Sean Hannity radio show. They don't want media to favor the right-wing.

Of course, there was no mention of the left-wing Huffington Post or the now defunct Air America.

It boils down to this: "The right has begun to break the left's media monopoly, particularly through new media outlets like the internet, and I sense that some on the left are starting to rethink the breadth of the media exemption and internet communications," said the head of the FEC.

So, just like at the election box, when the left can't win, they go to the courts or seek some sot of federal remedy.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

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Actually deaf and don, the Fl. SC(6-Ds, 1-I) originally stepped in un-petitioned, obviously non-politically motivated, and basically tried, in violation of due process and equal protection, to rewrite Fl. election law and gave instructions that basically said find votes for Gore.(by definition not judicial activism since they're Dem's) So Bush petitioned the SCOTUS who called them on it, which by leftist definition is the height of judicial activism and was politically motivated.

Gore, seeing a friend in the Fl. SC then petitioned them for the recount. The FSC again told only two counties to recount. Bush the re-petitioned the SCOTUS, who by the way did not disagree with the FSC, but did say they ruled they worded it wrong and sent it back to the FSC to rewrite, not change, their ruling. Don again proved the point he was trying to counter by giving a great example of how the news slanted the story by telling only the Dem's side.

Idiot, Gore did not go to the federal courts for a federal remedy as Bush did and there were three counties involved not just one as you claim. neal stated in his complaint "So, just like at the election box, when the left can't win, they go to the courts or seek some sot of federal remedy". Do you see that IDIOT "FEDERAL REMEDY"? neal claimed that it is the left that goes to the Federal Courts and implies that the right does not but as proven in my post it is the RIGHT that used the Feds.

See idiot, SCOTUS said there was an Equal Protection Clause violation in using different standards of counting in different counties. Do I have to explain to you what the EPC is all about? Gore dragged the lawsuits for the counties out for months, trying to get just enough votes to win and then stop, instead of a full recount.

And each counties used different standards for the 'chads'. You do remember the chads, right? Pelosi's 'county ever chad'?

See idiot, I do know all about this.

No pete, I asked why are you here on this forum if you don't 'listen' to other commentators. How can you comment on what they say if you don't listen to them?


The Bush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 98 (2000) was in response to GORE lawsuits pushing for limited recounts in various counties in Florida trying to up his count to win the election. Gore sued only in certain counties to force recounts, and when the recounts didn't get his magic numbers, he sued in other counties (but not a full recount.)

Ron Paul was the Conservative Political Action Committee's choice in 2008. If the three stooges (rush, hannity, beck) are conservative why didn't they back him? Rand Paul was this years CPAC choice the triplets aren't backing him either. They support the neo cons. A new speak phrase for fascism. Rand Paul filibustered drone strikes on US citizens without a trial. The Bill of Rights! The Canadian filibustered green eggs and ham. If he'd read it first he'd know "Mikey liked it once he tried it".

No deaf it was bush as in Bush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 98 (2000), and Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board, 531 U.S. 70 (2000).

Bush is the one who brought the case not gore. That is why the case is titled with "Bush" first.

Just google it deaf, dumb and blind... it's history, it is in the law books and that is what happened deaf, you're saying that if I don't listen to liars (faux noise/Hannity/beck/rushbo, etc.) that I cannot live in this state? One suspects you are not only half crazy, but at times exhibit serious character flaws that could be construed as someone who is truly unstable and dangerous. Your posts against me mean absolutely nothing...and it's still a free country, so don't you dare ask me why I am still here and not someplace don't have any power, civility or credibility.

"Personally, I have no intention of EVER listening to neal/faux noise/beck/hannity/rushbo..."

Then why are you here pete?

And nope don.. Gore went to the courts for recounts after recounts after recounts.. but objected to Florida recounting all the votes across the state. Gore only wanted ONE county to recount, just one that would put him over and when that didn't work he sued to recount another county, and then another...

Just google it don... it's history and that is what happened.

Personally, I have no intention of EVER listening to neal/faux noise/beck/hannity/rushbo, or any other America-hating/president hating/t-bagging liar. It is my right to choose who and what I listen to, what belief system I have, and to post and speak up against liars every chance I get. This is, after all, America, and no one can tell me what to think, how to vote, or take away my ability to discern truth from lies...and, as far as I'm concerned, neal panders to other liars better than most.

Neal said, "So, just like at the election box, when the left can't win, they go to the courts or seek some sot of federal remedy".

Well Neal I do believe it was the GOP and George WMD LIAR bush that used the Federal courts to appoint him as President. Wasn't he a republatard? Who on the left has done that in the past Neal?

Liberals are getting scared. Midterm elections are almost here and if they can't interfere like the IRS did with the Tea Party they know they will lose both houses of Congress and might even get Obama impeached.

So they are trying every trick in the book to stop conservative ideas from getting out.

Fox, Drudge, and bloggers have gotten them buffaloed.

Hope for change in 2014. Let's run Dems out of office on a rail at the ballot box.

I agree with the FEC. Time Warner and 4 other corporations own 90% of all media. They've abused that privilage. I watched Walter Cronkite for decades. I still don't know his opinion of the Vietnam War. But I did watch him report on it, often from the front lines. This station blatantly reported McCain the winner in the 2008 primary days before the Texas primary was held. In fact I'm one of the viewers that called FEC and complained about your unclaimed campaign contributions via free airtime.

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