Interpreting the NAB's euphemisms

Cited Article

Sara Jerome, CTIA estimate faces tough questions, The Hill, February 17, 2011

Quote from Article

NAB Spokesman: “NAB does not oppose spectrum auctions that are truly voluntary, and we look forward to an informed dialogue in coming months on the enduring value of free and local television for all Americans.”

My Comment

What the NAB is really saying: “We don’t mind spectrum auctions as long as nearly 100% of the windfall goes to broadcasters (including some of the wealthiest individuals and most profitable companies in the U.S.) rather than U.S. taxpayers who own the public assets.”

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