Friday, March 04, 2005

Things May Get Really Interesting Around Here

Professor Bainbridge discusses the recent C-Net interview with FEC Chairman Brad Smith, in which he reveals that some in the FEC want to extend the McCain-Feingold restrictions on political contributions to also prohibit some unpaid, but "coordinated", political writing on the internet. In other words, blogs.

Bainbridge observes:
Yet, the oddity of campaign finance regulation is that we have ended up in a place in which pornographers apparently have greater constitutional protection than political bloggers. It's like we live in the First Amendment's Bizzaro World.
Fortunately, I see an obvious loophole. If the FEC starts restricting political speech in blogs, I'll simply start writing my political rants in the form of pornography.

1 comment:

A. Nony Mouse said...

If the FEC starts restricting political speech in blogs, I'll simply start writing my political rants in the form of pornography.

ROFL!!!!!! You a genius... I wonder what the market is for political pornography rants...