FEC Hears Bloggers’ Bid to Share Media Exemption

A revealing excerpt can be found in a Washington Post storyTuesday about bloggers and the FEC:

“Bloggers want it both ways,” said Carol Darr, head of the Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet at George Washington University. “They want to preserve their rights as political activists, donors and even fundraisers — activities regulated by campaign finance laws — yet, at the same time, enjoy the broad exemptions from the campaign finance laws afforded to traditional journalists.”

There’s a word for what this debate is about (freedom) and a simple way to end FEC-related conflicts (deregulate).

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