Rubio Blames The Media For Corruption In Electoral Politics
From “Rubio: It’s the media’s fault we have to take billionaire’s money” by FDL alumni Spocko:
#SignsYoureRightWing No matter how powerful or rich you are, you are the real victim.
— Spocko (@spockosbrain) August 4, 2015
All Things Considered did a story yesterday about a Koch event attended by GOP presidential candidates. It’s really stunning to listen to some of their quotes.
From the story:
“The biggest contributor so far is hedge fund magnate Robert Mercer. He sent $11 million to a super PAC backing Ted Cruz. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio told the Koch network the candidates really have no choice about raising money.”
(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING at 1:48)
MARCO RUBIO: As long as newspapers and television stations keep charging people to speak out on politics, we’re going to have to keep raising money to pay for it.
Great narrative flip Marco! You are the real victim here. You had no choice but to accept the trucks of cash dumped on your doors! And besides, why should you have to pay for your “free speech?” (Hey, does this mean he wants the fairness doctrine back?)