McCain-Feingold bill impacts Michael Moore!
I hadn't heard of this before, but in the full text of the article excerpted here it is mentioned that the "campaign finance reform" bill signed into law was actually envoked in a complaint by a GOP front called "Citizens United" against Moore's film Fahrenheit 9/11. You can read the actual complaint here. Essentially, they're calling for the FEC to silence Moore's film until after the election, all based on the new "campaign finance" bill. And since the law is extremely unjust, they've got a real case. Under this incredibly moronic law, Moore's film actually qualifies as being illegal during this campaign period!
Also according to the article, "conservative" talk shows such as G. Gordon Liddy and others (interestingly, not including Rush Limbaugh) have hypocritically praised the complaint against Moore's film.
This is an OUTRAGE!!! It's time for this unprincipled hypocrisy to STOP! It's time for both sides to realize that the ends do NOT justify the means.
The McCain-Feingold law is a disastrous blow to our rights of free political speech. Unfortunately, this law has already passed the Supreme Court and the worst parts of it survived the encounter. Which essentially means that without Congressional repeal, it ain't goin' nowhere. We've got to put presure on Congress to repeal this blatant violation of our rights of free political speech - particularly as it negatively impacts our ability to criticize incumbents - which itself amounts to an inability to criticize the government.