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    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Republican National Committee is warning television stations across the country not to run ads from the MoveOn.org Voter Fund that criticize President Bush, charging that the left-leaning political group is paying for them with money raised in violation of the new campaign-finance law.

    "As a broadcaster licensed by the Federal Communications Commission, you have a responsibility to the viewing public, and to your licensing agency, to refrain from complicity in any illegal activity," said the RNC's chief counsel, Jill Holtzman Vogel, in a letter sent to about 250 stations Friday.

    "Now that you have been apprised of the law, to prevent further violations of federal law, we urge you to remove these advertisements from your station's broadcast rotation."

    But MoveOn.org's lawyer, Joseph Sandler, said in a statement that the ads were funded legally, calling the RNC's letter "a complete misrepresentation of the law."

    "The federal campaign laws have permitted precisely this use of money for advertising for the past 25 years," he said.

    And MoveOn.org, which was planning to spend $1.9 million on an ad buy that started Thursday, said Friday that it would spend another $1 million.


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    Isn't it wonderful how the RNC is trying to help the FEC do its job? :rolleyes:


    Mr. G

  • #2
    Only if the RNC promises not to run their famous smear ads.
    Make America Great For Once.

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    • #3
      Just more evidence that the Bush administration wants to control everything in this country.

      It sets a bad precedence when they can control what is on the airwaves. We have already seen that when the Reagan movie was bumped from mainstream channels and relegated to a pay channel.
      “I’ve always stated, ‘I’m a Missouri Tiger,’” Anderson said March 13 after Arkansas fired John Pelphrey, adding, “I’m excited about what’s taking place here.”

      Asked then if he would talk to his players about the situation, he said, “They know me, and that’s where the trust comes in.

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      • #4
        Geezus these guys have no fucking shame. UNREAL.
        Dude. Can. Fly.

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        • #5
          Is this like the dnc challenging the bush ads?

          Silly question, of course not to you guys.
          Un-Official Sponsor of Randy Choate and Kevin Siegrist

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          • #6
            Originally posted by lazydaze@Mar 7 2004, 09:49 AM
            Is this like the dnc challenging the bush ads?

            Silly question, of course not to you guys.
            Defending the indefensable again, huh?
            Make America Great For Once.

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            • #7
              The truth hurts, doesn't it?

              Liar, Liar
              Dude. Can. Fly.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by lazydaze@Mar 7 2004, 09:49 AM
                Is this like the dnc challenging the bush ads?

                Silly question, of course not to you guys.
                You're unreal.

                It's one thing to say they are in poor taste. It's another to deny their right to run. Even you should be able to see that, you patriotic freedom-of-speech lover, you.
                Dude. Can. Fly.

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                • #9
                  dvyyyyyyyy,

                  I'll bet you were in favor of "campaign finance reform", weren't you?
                  And, frankly, it has never occured to me that "winning" a debate is important, or that I should be hurt when someone like Airshark or kah, among others (for whom winning a pseudo debate or declaring intellectual superiority over invisible others is obviously very important) ridicule me.

                  -The Artist formerly known as King in KC

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by lazydaze@Mar 7 2004, 09:49 AM
                    Is this like the dnc challenging the bush ads?

                    Silly question, of course not to you guys.
                    Not silly at all Lazy. Here's the difference. People criticized the CONTENT of the ads they didn't say they had to stop running them. The RNC is telling the stations THEY CAN'T RUN THE ADS. See the difference???????????????????????????

                    Mr. G

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Damtoft@Mar 7 2004, 10:01 AM
                      dvyyyyyyyy,

                      I'll bet you were in favor of "campaign finance reform", weren't you?
                      So you are taking the RNC's word that this is illegal? Big shock.
                      Dude. Can. Fly.

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                      • #12
                        Mr. G.,

                        Were you in favor of "campaign finance reform"?
                        And, frankly, it has never occured to me that "winning" a debate is important, or that I should be hurt when someone like Airshark or kah, among others (for whom winning a pseudo debate or declaring intellectual superiority over invisible others is obviously very important) ridicule me.

                        -The Artist formerly known as King in KC

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                        • #13
                          If MoveOn has violated soft money laws (and I have no idea if it has) then what is wrong with the RNC advising stations that come under FCC jurisdiction of the violation?
                          "You can't handle my opinions." Moedrabowsky

                          Jeffro is a hell of a good man.

                          "A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel." - Robert Frost

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Damtoft@Mar 7 2004, 10:05 AM
                            Mr. G.,

                            Were you in favor of "campaign finance reform"?
                            If the FEC has a problem with the ads, I'm sure they'll step in and do THEIR job.


                            Mr. G

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Mr. Goalie+Mar 7 2004, 10:04 AM-->
                              QUOTE(Mr. Goalie @ Mar 7 2004, 10:04 AM)
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