NBC Supports ‘Dark Money’ Out of Politics, Free Speech Restrictions

NewsBusters | 6/24/2019 | Staff
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Sunday’s edition of the NBC Nightly News Democratic-propaganda campaign featured the so-called “Big Idea” from Montana Governor Steve Bullock, despite the fact he failed to meet the requirements to make it onto the first primary debate stage.

Bullock’s “Big Idea” was “ending dark money spending in our elections” and to crack down on the First Amendment right to free speech via political donations.

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Correspondent Harry Smith dutifully parroted Bullock’s apparent campaign line that “he is the only candidate in the field who won office in a Trump state.” “He tells voters that as he introduces himself,” Smith added. How sad is that?

“As president, Bullock would sign an executive order requiring corporations to disclose money spent toward elections and he wants a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United. The Supreme Court ruling that allows for nearly unlimited spending in politics,” Smith boasted on Bullock’s behalf.

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Smith’s reporting there used the standard issue, Democratic Party spin against the Citizen’s United ruling. What he failed to mention was that the ruling reaffirmed that political contributions were, in fact, an exercise of free speech. Bullock’s desired “constitutional amendment” would essentially gut the First Amendment.

The other part of Bullock’s plan, which was praised by NBC, was the “requiring corporations to disclose money spent toward elections”. Umm. They’re pretty much already required to do that. Anyone can go to OpenSecrets.org and use their Donor Lookup tool to discover who’s donating to who.

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Interestingly enough, the Media Research Center used the tool back in 2016 to document who the liberal media was donating to. And to no one’s surprise, they were donating heavily to Democrats.

Compiling the donation history from ABC, CBS, NBC, The New York Time, and The Washington Post, NewsBusters executive editor Tim Graham exposed how donations to Democrats outweighed donations to Republicans, 115 to 7. NBC donated to Democrats seven...
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