Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Orbitcast Outlines The NAB's History of Hypocrisy

The NAB: A history of hypocrisy
via www.orbitcast.com, Apr 17

When NAB President and CEO David K. Rehr delivered his opening keynote address at NAB2007 in Las Vegas yesterday, he unsurprisingly used the opportunity to voice the NAB's adamant opposition to the Sirius-XM merger. Rehr said the merger "certainly would not be in the consumer's benefit," adding his view that "this is not about the consumer. It is not about advancing technology. It is about lining the pockets of financiers and corporate executives."So let's take a look at the NAB's long history of lobbying in Washington against the development of satellite radio. Afterall, this is an organization that is so concerned with the advancement of technology, the benefits of the consumer - and at same time, not concerned with the lining of one's pockets. Surely then they wouldn't try to stifle open competition from satellite radio right?
The reality is that for more than 25 years, the NAB has objected to the evolution of communications technology, including satellite television, "drop in" radio stations, low-power radio and low-power TV band devices... all in addition to their opposition to satellite radio...read more: here

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