Mark Lloyd, the chief diversity officer and associate counsel at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), says he is not carrying out a “secret plot funded by George Soros” aimed at getting rid of conservative talk-show hosts Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck.
Lloyd, the keynote speaker at a Monday forum sponsored by the Media Access Project (MAP), also said that there was a “right-wing smear campaign” against him.
Well, I don't think he's the only one. But, do you think there's a difference between the way the conservatives do this and the way the liberals do?
“Andy Schwartzman [president and CEO of MAP] was the first to warn me about an obscure, right-wing blog that was distorting my views about the First Amendment,” Lloyd said. “The blog continued and spread different exaggerations and distortions.”
“Those were picked up by radio and cable and then YouTube, Facebook, and Wikipedia,” said Lloyd, and “then by so-called news services and newspapers, the National Rifle Association and other association news letters, e-mail blasts from church groups and then on to certain public officials.”
That does seem like a perfect description of the way they do it. What's your opinion? Is this just political activism at work? Is this just what everyone does to their opponents? Or do you think this mechanism so popular with the right sometimes goes too far?
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