WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, the National Association of Broadcasters filed a petition with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the Federal Communications Commission's April order requiring broadcasters to put their political file information online.
Free Press Senior Policy Counsel Corie Wright made the following statement:
“This is nothing more than an attempt by the NAB to stall an important and overdue transparency initiative. The FCC decision to put the political files online will bring broadcasters into the 21st century, and will make already public information more easily accessible to everyone. The FCC made the right decision and is on firm legal ground.”