“This is not a controversial measure for broadcasters,” says Andrew Schwartzman.
Kenneth, instead of quoting Schwartzmann on what the broadcasters think, why not exercise some of that journalism of yours and actually ask some BROADCASTERS what they think?
But then I forgot that a mere blogger is not to be confused with a real journalist, much as they might protest to the contrary. Blogs are opinion forums, not news sources, and your blog post is a perfect example, giving only one side of the argument.
Is there a reason why you failed to mention that the FCC requirement would apply ONLY to broadcast television, and not to cable or radio? Have you researched how much political advertising money is spent on a relative basis in the various media?
Look, I’m all for transparency,but let’s not pretend that there will be no cost to the TV stations to do this. Have you bothered to ask any of THEM what this will cost?
Never mind, I already know the answer to that question . . .
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And by the way, the proper spelling is “riffle” not “rifle”. I invite you to look it up.
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This isn’t auto industry ads versus auto industry coverage. This is political ads versus political coverage, which is often a matter of fiction versus fact; a propagandist media versus a democratic one. wedding groom speech tips
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