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Old 09-17-2012, 10:06 AM   #88
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Originally Posted by Direckshun View Post
Um, there's a distinct difference.

The money we're talking about is undiluted, unfiltered advocacy for a cause. Whatever your opinion of the news outlets out there, this is simply not true of news coverage, as even the most partisan shows like Hannity and Ed Schultz have to filter their material through a news organization that has to report the news of the earth to a viewer.

There is no such obligation for the advocacy fueled now almost exclusively by the 1% in the wake of Citizens United.
You're jumping all over the place. Your initial claim was that the difference was that corporate advocacy requires someone with elite levels of money while media advocacy can be done by anyone. That's simply not true. There is no such difference.

Obviously there are other differences, but those aren't related to your initial objection. The biggest one is the one I pointed out already. In one case your ox is gored and in the other it isn't.
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