Sesame Street: Brought to you by Mitt Romney | Arkansas Blog

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.

Tags: , , , ,


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments (5)

Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Donald Trump declares war on Hillary Clinton's marriage

    Donald Trump gave a remarkable interview to the New York Times yesterday in which he declared open season on the marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton's past infidelity. Seems like a loser, but I've been wrong before.
    • Oct 1, 2016
  • Antwan Phillips wants to make a difference in reducing Little Rock violence

    KARK/Fox 16's push to do something about Little Rock violence includes a spotlight on people trying to make a difference — in this episode Antwan Phillips, a lawyer at Wright, Lindsey and Jennings.
    • Aug 30, 2017
  • Arkansas: Land of .......

    Welcome to Arkansas: Land of cowardly politicians, discriminatory laws, inhumane turkey drops and lots and lots of Trump voters.
    • Oct 8, 2016

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: The line is open

    • A federal judge has ruled that pres. trump cannot block users on twitter or other…

    • on May 23, 2018
  • Re: 16 sheriffs endorse Asa Hutchinson

    • Kate, thanks, at that time it would make you an independent but definetly NOT a…

    • on May 23, 2018
  • Re: The line is open

    • Hey kids - Spousal Unit has a meeting next month in Raleigh N.C. We are…

    • on May 23, 2018

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation