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Friday, May 09, 2014

The Federal Communications Commission announced a $2.9 million fine Thursday against Dialing Services LLC, a New Mexico-based firm that the FCC says continued to place robocalls over the past year despite having been warned against doing so in March 2013. Dialing Services runs the website GOPcalls.com, which says it's worked with Republican candidates and conservative causes "for over two decades." The site claims to have provided "calling solutions" for political candidates including Mitt Romney, Tom Tancredo and George W. Bush.

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The Obama FCC fined a business associated with Republican campaigns?
Dog bites man story.

#1 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-05-08 11:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

Meanwhile www.politicalrobocalls.com is still doing business and that's ok....

"We offer political telemarketing services to Democratic Party elected officials, candidates and causes. Our services include live operator phone banks, automated call broadcasts (robocalls) and TeleForums (telephone town halls). "

#2 | Posted by sames1 at 2014-05-09 09:03 AM | Reply | Flag:

"The company received its warning from the FCC last year after allegedly placing more than 4.7 million robocalls to mobile phones during the 2012 election cycle. It's illegal to place robocalls to cell phones except in limited circumstances: when the calls are made for emergency purposes, or when they're made with the prior consent of the recipient."

I guess the law should not be enforced because it would seem political to political hacks.

#3 | Posted by 726 at 2014-05-09 09:20 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 4

Hopefully they get shut down. Who listens to a robocall anyway? It just ticks off whom ever is getting the call.

#4 | Posted by fishpaw at 2014-05-09 11:54 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Good.
Of course, somebody will make this a free speech issue sooner or later...

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2014-05-09 12:09 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

$3 million is just money. They'll just raise their rates a bit. Strap them down on a gurney, put headphones on them, and make them listen to 3 million robocalls.

#6 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2014-05-09 01:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

They were fined???

After all the damage robocalling has caused???

They should be forced to visit every single resident they called and apologize.

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2014-05-09 03:02 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Now the good conservative folks at Dialing Services LLC get to play the "victim" card, and we all know how righties just love that role.
Move over Cliven Bundy, there's a new "victim" in town and your 15 minutes as a newly minted right-wing-nut hero has run its course

#8 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-05-09 06:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

Hopefully they get shut down. Who listens to a robocall anyway? It just ticks off whom ever is getting the call.

#4 | Posted by fishpawThis

I think this is the first time I agree with you! you get a newsworthy from me just for that,
I do not care who it is from Dem or Repub I hate Robo calls and will immediately hang up on them, in fact if you get a Robo call for a candidate, I think that is a legit reason not to vote for that candidate.

#9 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2014-05-10 02:05 AM | Reply | Flag:

in fact if you get a Robo call for a candidate, I think that is a legit reason not to vote for that candidate.

#9 | Posted by PunchyPossum

That may narrow it down to no choices at all.

#10 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2014-05-11 06:59 PM | Reply | Flag:

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