Help petition the White House to investigate MPAA bribery claims
This past week during the height of the Internet and Congress coming to a head on the SOPA and PIPA bills, the deep pockets of Hollywood spoke out. Those in Hollywood, specifically the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) made their point clear to Congress that if they aren’t going to support their controversial anti-piracy bills that they won’t support them in return.
Chris Dodd, pictured inset is the head of the MPAA and he said it in a different way though. In a much worse, much more illegal way and damaging way. In an interview with Fox News, Dodd made various statements to try to intimidate politicians and blatently spoke of the MPAA bribing those politicians with money so that they will support their cause.
During the interview, Dodd made the following statement:
“Those who count on quote ‘Hollywood’ for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who’s going to stand up for them when their job is at stake. Don’t ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don’t pay any attention to me when my job is at stake.”
So what should be done about this? It’s obvious that he thinks the MPAA and ‘Hollywood’ are untouchable. Everyone knows that this happens, year after year, but it’s hush-hush and Dodd thinks that he can just make these statements and throw it in our face that he has enough money to buy any law he wants.
Using the same White House petition tool that was used to gain signatures to oppose SOPA and PIPA, a new petition was started to investigate the public admissions by Dodd about his bribery of politicians to pass legislation.
The petition reads:
Recently on FOX News former Senator Chris Dodd said (as quoted on news site TechDirt), “Those who count on quote ‘Hollywood’ for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who’s going to stand up for them when their job is at stake. Don’t ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don’t pay any attention to me when my job is at stake,”
This is an open admission of bribery and a threat designed to provoke a specific policy goal. This is a brazen flouting of the “above the law” status people of Dodd’s position and wealth enjoy. We demand justice. Investigate this blatant bribery and indict every person, especially government officials and lawmakers, who is involved.
If you can, please take the time to sign the petition and pass this on to your friends so they can sign it too, so that justice can be served.