Given the concern raised on these pages and elsewhere -- including right-wing blogs -- about the FEC's rumored intention to regulate political activity on the internet, it seems that at least some politicians have heard. Raw Story reports:
Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), the Democratic leader in the Senate, introduced a bill saying the intent of Congress was not to regulate the Internet, weighing in on the controversial issue that the Federal Elections Commission is expected to make announcement on at the end of the month, RAW STORY has learned.
The senator also sent a letter to the Federal Elections Commission chairman, noting that he does not believe Congress ever intended the Commission to regulate the Internet, a source close to the senator said.
This story so far has hardly merited any sort of blip on the MSM radar. Of course, since they see us as competition -- as if we were, collectively, The Blogger Channel -- it's not surprising that they don't want to even bring this issue up.