WaPo: CEO Ken Lerer, BuzzFeed.com threatens to Stop Buying Dem Politicians unless they ban Guns!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 00:02
Please, please, please go through with your 'threats,' BuzzFeed!
Posted by Greg Sargent on March 28, 2013 at 12:54 pm
With red state Democratic Senators remaining skittish about embracing Obama’s gun proposals, at least two top Democratic donors are stepping forward and vowing to withhold any and all future financial contributions from any Democrats who don’t support the centerpiece of Obama’s plan: Expanded background checks.
Kenneth Lerer, a New York businessman who is chairman of Buzzfeed.com, and David Bohnett, a technology entrepreneur and philanthopist based in Los Angeles, are both major financial supporters of Democratic candidates, having each given scores of large contributions over the years. They are both key players in the political fundraising world and wield influence among other donors and fundraisers.
Neither will give another dime to any Senate Democrat who does not support expanded background checks, I’m told — and both will suggest to other donors that they do the same. The move underscores the rising importance of gun control as an issue in Democratic politics — and the rising frustration in some Democratic circles with elected officials who continue to regard gun politics as a third rail, at a moment that presents a real opportunity to achieve serious reform, with a policy that enjoys near universal public support.
** Well, at least y'all now know why BuzzFeed's always had a mixed coverage of Dr. Paul for a supposed 'alt. media' site; like the rest of the more commercial 'alt' sites like HuffPost, their bread and butter is celeb, pop-culture media meme and down right tabloid nonsense.
Rosie Grace who was really the one tasked with covering RP2012 always spun Dr. Paul with bits of 'favorable' feelers, while subtly smearing him. And, that's as 'fair' as BuzzFeed ever got:
Though to be fair, what media, MSM or 'alt' has EVER been 'fair' to us or Dr. Paul, except for the likes of Alex Jones, Ben Swann, and other liberty leaning bloggers et al?