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Mel Watt Has Over 130,000 Reasons to Like SOPA

Mel Watt probably doesn't like that this picture of him is in the public domain

While reading this Huffington Post piece on the Hollywood Wants the Internet Dead Bill, aka the SOPA legislation, I encountered this interesting passage:

“In my experience there’s usually only one thing at stake when we have long lines outside a hearing as we do today, and when giant companies, like the ones opposing this bill, and their supporters start throwing around rhetoric like, ‘This bill will kill the Internet,'” said Rep. Mel Watt (D-N.C.), glowering at Oyama. “That one thing is usually money.”

Ah, yes, money.

And how much money are you getting from the SOPA lobby, Mel Watt?

Let’s go to the tape:

Among the 25 SOPA cosponsors from both sides of the aisle, here’s a breakdown of which legislators have brought in donations from big media in TV, music and movies during their careers in Congress.


Rep. Melvin Watt, D-N.C., $130,100

Hmmm, looks like they gave you over $130,000, Mel. Care to explain that?

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