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A Republican Lawmaker's 'Insane' Bill Is Now Being Used by the Media to Smear DeSantis

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As Townhall covered this week, Florida State Sen. Jason Brodeur introduced legislation that would mandate bloggers who write about elected officials register with the state. Additionally, they'd have to disclose whether they were paid to write the articles and, if so, by whom. Failure to do so would result in a fine. 

The bill, which appears to have no support aside from Brodeur, has been roundly criticized, with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich calling it "insane." Free speech organizations, meanwhile, describe it as an "affront to the First Amendment and our national commitment to freedom of the press."

Even though the bill has no chance of passing, let alone being signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, that hasn't stopped the media from lying about it. In some cases, they've tried to draw an association with DeSantis, while others suggest it has support beyond Brodeur, as our colleagues at RedState highlight. 

Grabien Media's Tom Elliott called for a correction in at least one instance, but don't hold your breath. 


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