Will Fred Karger’s Federal Complaint Against FOX Make Any Difference?

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.

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  • mike128

    Good – I’m glad this guy is forcing the right to confront it’s homophobia and hopefully make room for the discussion.

  • Tony

    If the debate had been on broadcast TV instead of cable he’d stand a better chance. He needs to find out if any FOX affiliates aired the debate.

  • Little Kiwi

    the headline might as well say “Karger turns on stove, touches it, and is shocked to find that his fingers get burned”

    karger, you’re gay. the GOP will never vote for you, remember? No matter how “fiscally conservative” you claim to be you will always be a cocksucking fudgepacker to the GOP and you will never win.

    Heck, Gay Republicans can’t even get their own bigoted families to actively promote Marriage Equality within the ranks, you think you’re gonna have any success? You’re not.

    P.s. Congrats on making your fortune from Big Tobacco. nice to profit off the deaths of millions.

  • shle896

    I’m glad he is pursuing it, but I agree with Little Kiwi, he doesn’t stand a chance of winning the GOP nomination and to expect Fox “News” to include anyone gay on their network is about as far-fetched and ridiculous as a Jew or black asking to join a skinheads group.

    I have no sympathy for him. Even as most of his political party hates and discriminates on him, he STILL embraces the Republican party. What a moron.

  • Cam

    LOL! Murdoch has been hacking phones etc… and the U.S. govt. isn’t doing anything to them. They won’t do anything about this.

  • Henry

    I have a symbolic gesture for Fox, but it’s not allowed on the air.

  • Little Kiwi

    Notice how GOProud and other so-called “gay republican groups” have not championed Karger? it’s because he cares about LGBT Equality, and if there’s one thing Gay Republicans are scared of doing it’s promoting LGBT Equality among their chosen allies and right-wing families.

    why are they scared of doing it? Simple – fighting for LGBT Equality reminds their family members that they’re gay, and gay republicans have capers for testes and spend each day working their white asses off to convince their families that they’re not like “those other gays.”

    you know, those other gays who fight for equality and actually have testicles and spines.

  • Mav

    @Little Kiwi: Capers for testes…..rofl.

  • jeff4justice

    While the LGBT media covers the exclusion of Fred Fred Karger, most LGBT blogs and LGBT groups keep ignoring pro-equality alternative parties such as the Greens, Libertarians, and Peace & Freedom Party. What a shame.

  • Tyler

    You had to have a certain percentage in the polls to participate, and he isn’t even in polls.

  • shle896

    He placed in three polls, one of which was a Fox poll.

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