Media in Trouble: All the news thats UNfit to print!: Stop Government Propaganda Act

"The information of the people at large can alone make them safe, as they are the sole depositary of our political and religious freedom." --Thomas Jefferson 1810

Friday, January 28, 2005

Stop Government Propaganda Act

Ted Kennedy and Frank Lautenberg (my Senator yeay!) and others (Dick Durbin, Jon Corzine) have introduced a bill to stop these propagandists from getting payola from the Gment.

The bill is pretty good unless you hate lawsuits that hold the defendants accountable:
The act would allow citizens to bring qui tam lawsuits on behalf of the United States government when the Department of Justice does not respond.

If the matter is taken to court, the bill proposes that the senior official responsible would be fined three times the amount of the "misspent taxpayer funds" plus an additional fine ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. And if a citizen's qui tam suit is accepted, the bill proposes that the plaintiff receives between 25 and 30% of the proceeds of the fine.

OH BOY! Should this bill pass (doubtful), watch the bloggers salivate over the opportunity to enrich themselves through this venue.

You see the Democrats should start their own campagn for this bill. They should start playing TV commercials from the Hitler days and maybe play some War of the Worlds excerpts. Or just put fake news bulletins on the air and then follow up with:

This was just an example of what the Republicans in Congress have been up to. Please support our bill.

Something like that. To really distract from the whole Social Security debate.

Plus they can really haze GOPers because the Republicans will be seen asn supporting propaganda if they don't support the bill. This is the wedge issue the Democrats have been waiting for (maybe I am exagerating).

I think this whole media police thing should be taken more seriously at this point it seems that we are learning of more and more pundits who are getting paid, and I tend to think that this could be Bush's "blow job."

Meaning if this gets investigated enough this could lead to Bush being impeached.

But the Dems may not have the nuts to do it.

The least you should do right now is contact your congressmen/women to support this bill.