June 12, 2009

Sure we do

Paul Soglin writes:
The public does not know who is paying [for] or who is authorizing the "Willie Horton"-style ads that are the characteristic of WMC and its clones.
Except WMC didn't pull the Willie Horton, Mike Gableman himself authorized* the Willie Horton-style ad. Who paid for it is right here.

But money is not the problem. And if money is speech, and if anonymous speech is protected, then anonymous money is protected.

The real problem is liars.

* Upon deep reflection, he claims. One of these days maybe I'll get around to figuring out how exactly this constitutes a defense.

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