So FOX News snubbed openly-gay GOP preisdential candidate Fred Karger by refusing to include him in last week’s moronic debate. So he’s gonna file a complaint with the Federal Election commission and personally deliver it to Fox News headquarters in New York Thursday “to make sure Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes… have it.”
Uh-huh, we’re pretty sure we know where that hand-delivered complaint is gonna go (it rhymes with “right into the trash”). But will Fox News actually get into any trouble if the FEC decides they illegally shut Karger out? Well, it depends.
The Advocate reports that, “If the FEC sides with Karger, then he says Fox could be found to have made an ‘in-kind donation’ to all the candidates who it allowed on the debate stage and onto national television.”
Such a donation would violate the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) and result in a civil penalty, most likely a fine decided by a conciliation process. If the FEC decides that FOX knowingly and willfully violated “certain FECA provisions,” they could refer the case to the U.S. Department of Justice and eventually imprison some fools. But Obama’s Department of Justice ain’t gonna do that, no matter how queer-friendly they appear.
Unsurprisingly, this is Karger’s second FEC complaint this election season. He filed the first against the Iowa Christian Alliance for shutting him out of a candidates’ forum because he wasn’t a “legitimate candidate.”
Hey, if Santorum counts as a “legitimate candidate” (ha-ha) Karger sure as hell should.