POSTED: Friday, May 9, 2014 - 7:15pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 3:31pm
Tyler (KETK) — 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?