Hmm… I Can’t Quite Put My Finger On It…

2 comments June 3rd, 2005at 11:23pm Posted by Eli

From Atrios/Kos/Stoller’s lawyer’s public comments to the FEC urging them to leave bloggers the hell alone already, via Atrios:

We also recognize the concern, as expressed via the comments being submitted by the Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet and others, that to expand the media exemption to include bloggers would diminish ‘the privileged status the press currently enjoys.’ Curiously referring to bloggers’ desire to equal treatment as ‘demands’, the IPDI portends that such an expansion would destroy campaign finance regulations and/or reporter shield laws.

So… extending a right or privilege to an arbitrarily undesirable group of people somehow “diminishes” that right or privilege for those desirables who already have it?

Where have I heard this before?

Entry Filed under: Media,Politics,Republicans,Wankers

2 Comments

  • 1. oldwhitelady  |  June 4th, 2005 at 4:53 pm

    Oh, I know, I know.. pick me…

    Doesn’t it have something to do with gay marriage and how gay marriage would ruin the sanctity of straight marriage?

  • 2. Eli  |  June 4th, 2005 at 5:01 pm

    Ayup, that would be it.

    If you let just any old riff-raff into the club, it’s just not so cool anymore.


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