Republicans Violate FCC Rules…

The SF Gate Reports:

In an apparent violation of FCC rules, conservative talk radio station KFBK 1530 AM in Sacramento transmitted a paid political advertisement to an unknown number of other stations in the area, using the federal Emergency Alert System (EAS), thus automatically forcing the ad onto the stations’ airwaves. This is according to a press release issued today by KDVS-FM, a non-commercial community station in Davis that received and inadvertently aired the transmission.

The advertisement is for Richard “Dick” Mountjoy, the Republican running against incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Immediately following the Mountjoy ad is a commercial for HMS Capital Loans.

I assume they’ll be no manufactured conservative outrage or heavy FCC fines because the violation didn’t involve Janet Jackson’s breast.

With “Friends” Like These…

Self described Democrat (though I disagree) Jonathan Tasini is demonstrating exactly why he lost big to Hillary Clinton in the New York Senatorial primary. In a column on HuffPo, he is already complaining about Democrats being in power, mainly, that they’ll do nothing to increase wages and haven’t embraced unions.

Perhaps he missed the main point of the Democratic Party’s “Six for ’06” agenda, that makes raising the minimum wage a top priority. Quite possibly he also overlooked DLC Chairman Governor Tom Vilsak’s new alliance with unions.

Tasini’s real concern, as he states in his piece, is the Democratic victory (if it comes to pass) will be largely attributed to centrist Democrats. And we all know how much Tasini hates the Clinton-wing of the Democratic party.

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