Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

The American GeniusThe American Genius

Economic News

Petition for investigation into Dodd for alleged admission of bribery

Former Senator Chris Dodd on FOX News

Through the White House’s petition center called “We The People,” a new petition barely 24 hours old has garnered over 10,000 signatures as of the time of publication. The petition asks the Obama Administration to investigate former Senator Chris Dodd and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) (where Dodd is the current chairman) after a recent Dodd appearance on FOX News wherein Dodd reacted angrily to Obama siding with the critics of the MPAA-supported Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) which was killed late last week, threatening to hurt Obama’s fundraising efforts for his reelection campaign.

In the exclusive interview with FOX, Dodd said, “Those who count on quote ‘Hollywood’ for support need to understand that 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.”

This statement is being called “an open admission of bribery and a threat designed to provoke a specific policy goal,” by the petitioners. They add, “This is a brazen flouting of the “above the law” status people of Dodd’s position and wealth enjoy. We demand justice. Investigate this blatant bribery and indict every person, especially government officials and lawmakers, who is involved.”

Click here to watch the FOX News story that has spurred the petition.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The American Genius is news, insights, tools, and inspiration for business owners and professionals. AG condenses information on technology, business, social media, startups, economics and more, so you don’t have to.



  1. Jared

    January 22, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Amazing that he would be so brazen

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


American Genius
news neatly in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list for news sent straight to your email inbox.




(POLITICS) CEOs of Alphabet, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon set to testify in House Judiciary Committee antitrust investigation hearing today.


(POLITICS) Unemployment is at an all time high in the United States and individuals need to be aware of reapplying for additional benefits.


(POLITICS) The resurgence of COVID-19 has left Americans with a lot of questions about our nation’s economic future. That ambiguity is seemingly a feature,...


(POLITICS) Thousands of unemployed workers were overpaid in unemployment benefits by the State. Now Texas is asking them to return it all back.

The American Genius is a strong news voice in the entrepreneur and tech world, offering meaningful, concise insight into emerging technologies, the digital economy, best practices, and a shifting business culture. We refuse to publish fluff, and our readers rely on us for inspiring action. Copyright © 2005-2022, The American Genius, LLC.