Wanting to Have Your Cake, Eat It Too, and Get Another Slice

The U.S. Federal Election Commission unanimously dismissed Citizens United's complaint against the movie "Fahrenheit 9/11." The conservative group, which previously mounted a failed court challenge against the campaign finance reform law, sought to bar ads for the movie after July 30. Campaign finance reform prohibits companies and unions from running candidate-related ads 60 days before an election and 30 days before a convention. But Citizens United is requesting a media exemption for itself, so that it can "run election-time ads for a book called 'The Many Faces of John Kerry: Why This Massachusetts Liberal is Wrong for America' ... and a documentary film on [Kerry] and his running mate, John Edwards."