Dems ‘laying groundwork’ to torpedo conservative media
News industry heavyweight Fox News could be banished from coverage of American political races under a new strategy being developed by Democrats on the Federal Election Commission.
The group is, by law, half Democrat and half Republican, and Democrats long have bemoaned the fact that they are not in total control to move forward with their restrictions on conservative media, such as Fox.
Now Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner’s “Washington’s Secrets” columnist, who long has monitored the commission’s agenda, is reporting on an FEC idea to identify media companies with even a tiny bit of foreign ownership and ban them from “covering political races.”
That move, he explained, could affect Fox News, the Wall Street Journal and even the New York Times.
Just this week, the top Democrat on the panel, Commissioner Ellen Weintraub, suggested the commission “begin the process to prohibit companies with foreign ownership as small as 5 percent ‘from funding expenditures, independent expenditures, or electioneering communications.’” – READ MORE