Brendan Sasso, Rep. Dingell ‘deeply disturbed’ by FCC’s response to query on spectrum sales, The Hill, August 16, 2011
Rep. Dingell should be granted an award (a nefarious one) for so blatantly advocating corporate welfare at public expense. His shameless (but below the public radar) advocacy of giveaways to the broadcast industry over the last 20+ years has cost U.S. taxpayers tens of billions of dollars and done tremendous harm to the U.S. economy by thwarting the development of ubiquitous wireless broadband networks. Dingell’s payoff? Great TV coverage, including an insurance policy against negative coverage, in his Congressional district, which helps explain why he has been able to hold onto his seat for so long.