SaveTheInternet points out some interesting information dug up by Media Matters about where a lot of big media money has gone and why some lawmakers pushed so hard for the passage of SOPA and PIPA. While their analysis can't show that the money was directly related to PIPA and SOPA, it certainly shows the level of influence money has in Washington.
The Media Matters report shows how much corporations spent on lobbying in the fourth quarter of 2011 — just as the fight over the passage of these bills was heating up.
Combined, organizations spent $182,500 on lobbying contracts with firms that lobbied almost exclusively on SOPA/PIPA, and an additional $2,022,500 on contracts with firms that lobbied on SOPA/PIPA and a range of other issues. Comcast, Disney, and other media giants are probably not happy with how the whole thing turned out. They didn't exactly get what they paid for – but the fight isn't over yet…