View Poll Results: How prevelant are paid political posters blogging & posting on the internet?

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    Payola (Paid) to post & blog?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Daily Caller
    In California, where former eBay executive Meg Whitman beat businessman Steve Poizner in a bitterly fought primary battle in the campaign for governor, it sometimes seemed as if there was a bidding war for bloggers.

    One pro-Poizner blogger, Aaron Park, was discovered to be a paid consultant to the Poizner campaign while writing for Red County, a conservative blog about California politics. Red County founder Chip Hanlon threw Park off the site upon discovering his affiliation, which had not been disclosed.

    Poizners campaign was shocked to learn of the arrangement, apparently coordinated by an off-the-reservation consultant. For Park, though, it was business as usual. In November 2009, for instance, he approached the campaign of another California office-seeker Chuck DeVore, who was then running for Senate with an offer to blog for money.
    Read more: True stories of bloggers who secretly feed on partisan cash | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment



    How prevalent are paid political posters on the internet blogging, posting, or commenting in order to influence perception?
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Payola (Paid) to post & blog?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Read more: True stories of bloggers who secretly feed on partisan cash | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment




    How prevalent are paid political posters on the Internet blogging, posting, or commenting in order to influence perception?
    When its a paid political advertisement, it MUST be stated as such.
    Have I ever mentioned a need for campaign and campaign finance reform?
    Along with communications reform, and truth in advertising..

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    Re: Payola (Paid) to post & blog?

    First - let me state that, if a political party would like to pay me to release their propaganda on the internet and get paid for it, I am available and willing.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Payola (Paid) to post & blog?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    First - let me state that, if a political party would like to pay me to release their propaganda on the internet and get paid for it, I am available and willing.
    Yup me too. Easy way to get good money. It would take considerable more money to promote a philosophy I did not agree with though and I guess in some cases, I probably wouldn't for any amount of money if I think the implementation of that idea would cause harm.

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    Re: Payola (Paid) to post & blog?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Yup me too. Easy way to get good money.
    Many people need to get a grip. Politics is one thing, but very little will stand in my way of being a Capitalist pig.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Payola (Paid) to post & blog?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Many people need to get a grip. Politics is one thing, but very little will stand in my way of being a Capitalist pig.
    Personally, I try to balance my capitalistic instincts with other things I deem important in life. I probably would not be happy otherwise. I am still in many ways about the dollar though.

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