Polticians Against Spam… Unless They're The Ones Spamming
from the it's-all-in-the-semantics dept
Have you ever noticed how politicians often create laws that don’t apply to them? We’ve reported in the past plenty of times about political spam and even called out a few would be politicians for spamming. Of course, when called on it, the politicians always try to squirm out of it and redefine spam so that their emails aren’t spam. Take a look at this situation in Florida, where the Attorney General, Charlie Crist, pushed hard for tough anti-spam laws in the state. However, now that he’s running for governor, he’s apparently spamming away at the voters, trying to generate support for his campaign. When confronted about this, a spokesperson for the campaign redefines spam to make it okay: “This is not spam. This is truthful, it’s straight forward. We’re honest. To be spam it has to be, under Florida law, defined as being deceptive.” So, it’s okay to fill up everyone’s email box with unwanted emails as long as your honest about it? That’s one way to look at it — though, most people (by which we mean, most voters) tend to consider any unsolicited, unwanted bulk email as spam.