From the Reno News & Review:
We’ve been watching the primary election proceedings, in particular the mayor’s race, with a great deal of amusement. Most particularly, we’ve been watching the goings-on as the local mainstream media portion out, for their own benefits, visibility to the candidates.
We’d like to ask one tangential question from the outset. How can KNPB run candidate debates that don’t include all the candidates? Aren’t they a tax-exempt non-profit? Under the Internal Revenue Code, all 501(c)3s are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office.
Even if their partner, the Reno Gazette-Journal, is the one making the calls, allowing some participants but not others to participate in a debate is still an obvious intervention. Read the rest….