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Friday, April 13, 2012

Sesame Street: Brought to you by Mitt Romney

Posted By on Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 10:19 AM

NOT SO SUNNY DAY: Political ads could be coming to public TV.
  • NOT SO SUNNY DAY: Political ads could be coming to public TV.
This is not good news.

A U.S. appellate court has struck down the ban on political advertising on public TV and radio stations.

That means everything from Big Bird to Gwen Ifill could be bracketed by Super PAC ads. The irony, of course, will be if Republican Super PACs eventually swamp public broadcasting to elect people who've vowed to end public finance of broadcasting.

This will allow issue advertising, too, of course. Should it take effect by fall, the gas drillers will own every hour of public programming in the campaign to protect their low tax rate. Don't know if things can happen that quickly. The ruling came from the 9th Circuit, which doesn't cover Arkansas.

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