MSNBC has a policy that their reporters may not contribute to political candidates unless they have a prior exemption directly from the network news president.
Keith Olbermann broke this policy three times:
- $2,400 to Jack Conway, the Democrat candidate for the Kentucky Senate
- $2,400 to Democrat Raul Grijalva, candidate for Arizona Representative
- $2,400 to Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat candidate for a Arizona Representative seat Read more »
When the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Bill was first introduced, I said it would limit free speech and was violating the United States Constitution. By limiting spending in the last 30 to 60 days of an election, this bill prevented groups from presenting their views on issues. Read more »
The news article opens up with:
Experts who track hate groups across the U.S. are growing increasingly concerned over violent rhetoric targeted at President Obama, especially as the debate over health care intensifies and a pattern of threats emerges.
I cannot see violent rhetoric; angry and very angry rhetoric, yes. Read more »
When I read this story, I could not help think of a scene in the Blues Brothers where John Belushi flashes a package of Chesterfield cigarettes in place of a badge. Some comics have been known to borrow or steal ideas and use them in their acts, but Armando Iannucci took the Blues Brothers stunt a little further. Read more »