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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-05-13 11:21 PM
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Largest FEC fine ever, $375K, imposed on 2008 Obama campaign
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http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-34222_162-57562242-10391739... /

I think I may be starting to understand why D of J pursued that bogus FEC case against John Edwards.


Funny thing about this news story. Most of it was about how the administration is not disclosing the amounts of donations that will go to pay for the inauguration festivities, only the names of the donors. It refuses to disclose the amounts of the donations. (Most transparent administration ever was a 2008 campaign promise, but it has turned out to be the most secretive administration ever.)

And, how, in 2008, there were limit on the amounts of the donations and no corporate donors to the Inauguration were allowed, but Obama reversed himself on both issues this time. And how people are angry and very few corporations donated anyway.


Then, near the bottom is the jawdropper that I made the subject line of this post. Hugest FEC fine ever for failure to discloe 1.9 million dollars in donations. Probably just an oversight, but it is the largest fine ever. Nothing about it in the headline, nothing about it in most of the story.

Talk about "burying the lead," which every journalist is taught never to do because most people do not want to read an entire story to get info, so you try to put it into the first paragraph--at most, the first two.

So, why did CBS news bury the lead?

Of course, the new was released Friday, along with the list of donors.




















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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-13 11:46 AM
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1. Very interesting.
I could say more, a lot more. But I won't.
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