Friday, November 18, 2005

Political Blog Sites Win Press Exception From FEC

In a unanimous advisory opinion, the Federal Election Commission has determined that political blog sites are entitled the press exemption from the law on reporting campaign finance activities. The Beltway Blogroll writes: “FEC Chairman Scott Thomas said his review of Fired Up found that its Web sites ‘fall within the legitimate press function.’ His only concern is whether such sites could change in the future to become political committees.”

Fired Up is a Missouri-based company that operates a number of pro-Democrat blog sites in several states.

This is a major victory for Internet free speech advocates!

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