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Fox targeted by FEC Dems in first-ever vote to punish debate sponsorship

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posted on Jun, 29 2016 @ 09:40 PM
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The Federal Election Commission attempted to somehow go after Fox News for some kind of sponsorship problem.

The FEC has 3 Democrats and 3 Republicans.

It was the 3 Democrats that wanted to punish Fox.

But the 3 Republicans voted no and nothing will happen.

Not sure what this really was about, but it sure sounds partisan.


Fox targeted by FEC Dems in first-ever vote to punish debate sponsorship


Finally making good on long-harbored anger at conservative media, Democrats on the Federal Election Commission voted in secret to punish Fox News' sponsorship of a Republican presidential debate, using an obscure law to charge the network with helping those on stage.

It is the first time in history that members of the FEC voted to punish a media outlet's debate sponsorship, and it follows several years of Democratic threats against conservative media and websites like the Drudge Report.

The punishment, however, was blocked by all three Republicans on the commission, resulting in a 3-3 tie vote and no action.






posted on Jun, 29 2016 @ 09:57 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

First the IRS now the FEC.

Is there no level of abuse of power this crooked traitorous administration won't stoop to?

( of course the answer is no, HRC is a murderer and the guy that funded and armed ISIS said "I'm good at killing people" )



posted on Jun, 29 2016 @ 10:01 PM
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Given the way the DNC and the networks worked together to cater to Clinton's whims with the Democrat debates (or lack thereof), I'm not sure what the DNC members are upset about.



posted on Jun, 29 2016 @ 10:13 PM
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Define irony.

The left hates Fox News. They call it propaganda.

Fox News was created to counter CNN in the 90s because of 'Liberal' propaganda.

Even after the legalization of propaganda by liberals during the last eight years.

They still whine about Fox News.

And it still gets higher ratings.

Democrats have exactly NOTHING to snip about.
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posted on Jun, 29 2016 @ 10:46 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
Define irony.

The left hates Fox News. They call it propaganda.

Fox News was created to counter CNN in the 90s because of 'Liberal' propaganda.

Even after the legalization of propaganda by liberals during the last eight years.

They still whine about Fox News.

And it still gets higher ratings.

Democrats have exactly NOTHING to snip about.


I don't remember this legalization of propaganda thing, but your threads certainly benefit from it.



posted on Jun, 29 2016 @ 11:10 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

FEC is just another 'Alphabet' agency this country could do without.

Stupidity like this is just proof that we don't need them.



posted on Jun, 29 2016 @ 11:20 PM
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a reply to: reldra

He's talking about an amendment that was tacked on to the NDAA a few years back that changed Smith-Mundt to allow materials created by the State Dept or Broadcasting Board of Governors to be disseminated inside US borders.

Interestingly, they were the only agencies that were forbidden to do so in the first place (like 1948-49? something like that for Smith-Mundt).
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posted on Jun, 29 2016 @ 11:28 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Oh I know what this is about. LOL. Wow the spin on this piece of garbage.

Do you remember Mark Everson? Mark Everson is a former IRS chief and a GOP candidate. He filed a complaint with the FEC. Basically he said that Fox kept changing their rules arbitrarily ("inexcusably exclusionary tactics") which resulted in him being denied an opportunity to take part in the second part of the first debate for lower polling candidates.

So he filed a complaint with the FEC.

Somehow this turns into the Democrats attacking Fox News.

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Here you go.

Former IRS Chief And 2016 GOP Candidate Files FEC Complaint Over Fox News Debate Rules


Everson, who headed the IRS under President George W. Bush and launched his campaign in March, said he is being unfairly excluded from the debate, reported The Washington Times. He claims that Fox News has not met two election law requirements found in Title 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

The first says that the debate host can not "structure the debates to promote or advance one candidate over another." The second says "staging organization(s) must use pre-established and objective criteria to determine which candidates may participate in a debate," according to The Washington Post.


So yeah, there are rules to hosting debates. A Republican candidate filed a complaint with the FEC that they didn't follow the rules to the detriment of his campaign. I don't think any of us know the specifics of the complaint so simply concluding that it's a "Democratic attack" on Fox News is nothing but idle conjecture at best — I bet nobody including the OP even realized what this was about and yet everyone marched right in with an opinion and a would-be clever one-liner nonetheless.
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posted on Jun, 29 2016 @ 11:43 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus


FEC is just another 'Alphabet' agency this country could do without. Stupidity like this is just proof that we don't need them.


Care to elaborate about the complaint made by GOP candidate Everson and why he is/isn't correct about the violation that he alleged?

I'm just curious because it seems like this thread is a prime example of people commenting on a topic that they know nothing about out of a sense of political obligation (or for no reason at all which might actually be worse).



posted on Jun, 30 2016 @ 06:22 PM
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a reply to: neo96


Yeah. Exactly.

They have most of the televised news,NPR,hollywood and network TV.

The conservatives have terrestrial radio and Fox News,some internet streaming outlets and maybe Fox Business.



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