An historic wave of internet protest has defeated SOPA and PIPA. And now attention has turned to former Senator Chris Dodd, who is chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Dodd went berserk when his bought-and-paid-for congressmen didn’t stay bought. Here is the quote that got him in trouble:
“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.”
That quote will be repeated forever as a prime example of “former politician turned corporate lobbyist and trying to ram through Congress laws written by corporate lawyers rather than elected lawmakers.”
Dodd now faces a potential bribery investigation, if this petition on whitehouse.gov page gets enough signatures.