As someone who has spent a small fortune on legal expenses related to blogging, I’ll be following this story closely.
FCC Hears Bloggers’ Bid to Share Media Exemption – WashPost (subscription required)
A growing number of the online pundits of various political persuasions are urging the Federal Election Commission to explicitly grant them the same wholesale exemptions from regulations governing contributions to political candidates that mainstream reporters, editorial writers and pundits get.
Mike Krempasky, who runs a Republican blog called RedState.org, said at the hearing, “What goal would be served by protecting Rush Limbaugh’s multimillion-dollar talk radio program — but not a self-published blogger with a fraction of the audience?”
-Bruce (GayPatriot) – firstname.lastname@example.org