Surprise! Senators with Huge Campaign Contributions from Media Support SOPA/PIPA

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It's an old cliché in politics to "follow the money." Unfortunately, it's almost always true when it comes to the support of controversial bills. In fact, all you need is $100k per senator to buy support for PIPA, the Senates version of SOPA.

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It's a small price to pay for controlling how the Internet works in the United States. If you're still unsure what exactly SOPA is, check out our comprehensive article on the bill. Above are the senators that received in excess in $100,000 in campaign contributions from the Movie, Music, and TV industry. Oh hey, they all support PIPA. These numbers were compiled by ProPubilca.

If you live in the states governed by these public servants, be sure to give them a call and tell them that SOPA/PIPA will destroy the Internet. Mat's right, we really do need an Internet Lobbyist. [ProPublica]

DISCUSSION

I'm impressed how ambiguous this bill is. it's nearly 50/50 for both Dems and GOP on support/lack of support, with Dems slightly favoring the bill overall. It hasn't seemingly turned into a partisanship fight, though ideologically, any Republican should vote against it as it involves more government... Ideologically any Democrat should vote against it beause it involves due process violations.

Sensibly they should all be fucking opposed to it...