Payback is a Bitch

Last Friday the website Techdirt posted a story about how Chris Dodd ex senator and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America issued treats to politicians who had taken money from Hollywood, but refused to pass SOPA/PIPA. His sin is that he talked about what everybody knew. If you receive money from donators then you are expected to return favorable legislation in return. Chris Dodd went on Fox News threatening politicians who receive MPAA donations. Dodd said: “Those who count on quote ‘Hollywood’ for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who’s going to stand up for them when their job is at stake. Don’t ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don’t pay any attention to me when my job is at stake,” This sparked an outrage a petition went up at the White House’s We The People site. It asks for a federal investigation of Dodd and the MPAA to see if they were “bribing” public officials. When I went to sign it had over 25,000 signatures on it. He is barred from becoming a lobbyist until 2013 but it seems like he’s acting as one now. It seems you can’t find a reliable crooked politician anywhere these days Politico Techdirt Tell the White House You’re Mad as Hell

2 thoughts on “Payback is a Bitch

  1. Silverfiddle

    I like you you lumped him in with Blago. Blago wasn’t doing anything different that all the rest of the politicians; he just didn’t use fancy language.

    Maybe things really are changing…

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