It’s not a stupid rule, here or anywhere else. [There] just needs to be a debate about it; it needs to be adapted to the realities of 21st-century journalism. And to wrap this up, I’ll say something utterly contrarian about this: I think we saw where the political contribution system is working for transparency in democracy, and where it is failing transparency in democracy. I made a legal, political contribution as a U.S. citizen, near midnight Eastern on October 28th. By 10 pm on Thursday night, November 4th, those contributions were public knowledge, and that’s the point: I gave, and you found out, and you judged me for good or for ill, as you felt appropriate.

If I had given the money through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, you would have never… ever… known.

KEITH OLBERMANN on MSNBC enforcing its standards prohibiting contributions to political candidates.

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