MPAA Publicly Threatens Politicians Who Aren't Corrupt Enough To Stay Bought

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Sat, Jan 21st, 2012 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to Mike Masnick of TechDirt, Chris Dodd, head of the Motion Picture Association of America, publicly threatened politicians on Fox News who accepted Hollywood's donations but who are now, due to public outcry, no longer supporting SOPA and PIPA.

"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 certainly follows what many people assumed was happening, and fits with the anonymous comments from studio execs that they will stop contributing to Obama, but to be so blatant about this kind of corruption and money-for-laws politics in the face of an extremely angry public is a really, really, really tone deaf response from Dodd.

Meanwhile, a petition asking the White House to investigate comments made by MPAA CEO Chris Dodd has appeared on the White House' website.

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