The Onerous Task of Disclosing Political Ad Buys Online

Friday, January 06, 2012


The FCC's proposed regulations to force disclosure of TV political ad buys online is facing resistance from local television stations.  The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) says that requiring stations to post online a file of the the ads purchased would create an unnecessary burden for the stations.  Bob speaks to broadcast attorney and outside counsel for the NAB Jack Goodman, who says the political file is too massive and disorganized to maintain online.

Will Sessions - Halftime

Comments [4]


Unnecessary burden? Compared to whom? Military members in Afganistan maybe?

Mar. 30 2012 09:50 PM
Chris Gray from New Haven, CT

As posters on the last segment pointed out, the public file includes, among other things, long rambling nonsensical letters from viewers or others and, if it hasn't been, this flotsam should be scanned into a non-paper format.

Jan. 11 2012 02:35 PM

Did guys believe this corporate shill. Whine, whine, whine.

If your not efficient get efficient.

The most important thing from the segment is that we, the great unwashed do NOT own the public airways. Not to hear someone actually say so.


Jan. 08 2012 05:17 PM
Mort Moore from The Great Blogosphere

Did anyone take seriously what this Goodman guy was selling? Does anyone think he believes it himself?

Jan. 07 2012 11:14 AM

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