Just when you thought the Federal Election Commission had it out for the blogosphere, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors took it up a notch and announced yesterday that it will soon vote on a city ordinance that would require local bloggers to register with the city Ethics Commission and report all blog-related costs that exceed $1,000 in the aggregate.
Blogs that mention candidates for local office that receive more than 500 hits will be forced to pay a registration fee and will be subject to website traffic audits, according to Chad Jacobs, a San Francisco City Attorney. [Emphasis is mine.]
Heil Gavin Newsom.
The even sicker thing about this issue is that there's an exemption made for the mainstream media. Hey fascists -- freedom of the press doesn't only apply to the New York Times.