Did Our Public Airwaves “Win” it for Walker?

June 12, 2012

Sue Wilson’s essay on OpEdNews puts a finger on a dirty secret. With all the wailing about the Citizens United Supreme Court decision and the superpacs, what is consistently not discussed in the mainstream media is that this state of affairs is a cash cow for TV stations, stations usually owned by the media conglomerates. During the Walker recall, something like 45 million dollars was spent on local TV ads in the space of a month. Meanwhile, the Republican Congress is attempting to keep the public from finding out who bought these ads, how many are broadcast and when. By the way the airwaves are public property.

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