Friday, July 6, 2012

Super PAC Money Flooding The Country

SuperPacsI don’t usually write about politics. I want to make an exception this time to write about the Super PAC situation. This is where the Supreme Court has said that Corporations can give as much money as they want to groups that will influence the election. This has resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars coming from very few donors.

On top of this, these groups are creating misleading and false advertisement. It turns out that advertising by candidates is protected by free speech so they can say what they want even if it is false. With Super PACs since they are not candidates, TV stations have the right to refuse misleading and false advertising.

How big a problem is this? Well, the Annenberg Public Policy Center found that from the Iowa caucuses through the Wisconsin primary almost 57% of the $41.1 million spent on ads by the four highest spending Super PACS on 19 ads containing misleading claims. While the TV stations will be making a ton of money from this advertising, you can now email your local station managers where you stand on this issue. Go to to encourage your local stations to let the truth be heard and not the lies and deceptions!

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