Dems on Federal Election Commission vote to punish conservative filmmaker over anti-Obama movie

obama-redsIt’s becoming clearer with each passing day that Democrats can’t stand free speech — especially when it’s exercised by conservatives.

On Thursday, the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard reported that the three Democrats on the Federal Election Commission voted to punish Joel Gilbert, owner of Highway 61 Films over his anti-Obama movie, “Dreams of My Real Father: A Story of Reds and Deception.”

Bedard wrote:

While he acted on his own, and with no ties to political groups or parties, an FEC complaint was filed claiming he violated reporting rules, prompting him to seek the standard media “exemption.”

But despite giving the same exemption to liberal movie makers like Michael Moore and Daily Kos, the Democrats recently voted against Gilbert in a February action, reviving their bid to punish conservative media, a campaign initially targeting online news outlets like the Drudge Report.

Lucky for Gilbert, the three Republicans on the FEC also united to vote to give him the exemption. The tie vote blocked any action, and was followed by a unanimous 6-0 vote to close the file. Had he lost, Gilbert would have been required to report who helped fund the anti-Obama movie.

Here’s a video trailer of the movie:

Let’s cut right to the chase, shall we?  This was a clear effort to stifle a point of view the three Democrats disagreed with.

And it’s becoming a hallmark of the left, exposing them for the totalitarians they truly are.  This is why it’s so important to ensure that liberals are defeated at every level of government.


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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