John Eggerton, “NAB’s Gordon Smith: We’re Fine With House Version of Spectrum Bill,” Broadcasting & Cable, December 15, 2011

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John Eggerton, NAB’s Gordon Smith: We’re Fine With House Version of Spectrum Bill, Broadcasting & Cable, December 15, 2011

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Trade publications like B&C are mouthpieces for their industries, so it’s appropriate for them to print articles that are little more than press releases for their lead trade association.  However, printing gross distortions of fact, such as Smith’s claim that “the cost to broadcasters of the 2009 digital switch, which also included repacking channels, was $15 billion” should be a line inappropriate for even trade publications to cross.

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