Transcript for Facebook Find: Would Campaign Finance Changes Kill Comedy?
Let's take a look at our Facebook find of the week. Now to our Facebook find of the week. Trending right now, what's burning up news feeds from Tina fey as Sara Palin. And I can see Russia from my house. To jay pharoah as president Obama. I'm aloof. I'm overcome. I love watching "Snl" tear up the campaign trail, but could these political comedy skits become illegal? Senator Ted Cruz says yes if supporters of campaign finance reform get their way. Lorne Michaels could be put in jail under this amendment. In its citizens united ruling the supreme court allowed unlimited corporate contributions to campaigns calling it free speech, but this week democrat Tom Udall pushed a constitutional amendment to change that. It would allow congress and states to restrict campaign spending. Cruz helped block the bill claiming those rules could limit corporate owned TV networks from political speech like comedy skits. Democrats say Cruz is way off base. So would campaign finance changes really kill campaign comedy? And is the citizens united decision here to stay? Let's take a look on our Facebook find of the week. All right. Well, I don't think anybody is going to be outlawing "Saturday night live" skits regardless of what happens but how big a factor is outside money in this race compared to where we were in 2010? It will be several million dollars spent over the next five weeks as the candidates try to solidify the votes. This is going to be the most expensive midterm on record. I mean, we saw a billion dollars in a presidential year. You're looking at close to a billion dollars in a midterm election. There's no reason we should have this kind of money in elections. The problem with this campaign finance reform we see, every time they pass some campaign finance reform to pass or fix the last problem a new problem is created in the midst of this. For two people very involved in campaigns really before this, I don't think this is good for people who run campaigns. You lose track of the message. You lose track of any kind of mechanics you can do and all this outside money complicates everything and confuses voters. I think it ought to go, but it looks like it's here to stay. But you wouldn't favor a constitutional amendment on this. I would. I would favor some system to get a lot of the ads we see off the air. I don't think for free press you can sort of ban this and, again, campaign finance reform is we've been changed, changed, changed, and we keep coming up with new things. It's a grassroots movement and it won't end because the senate republicans voted to stop it.
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