In their legal challenge to the FCC, which the NAB filed to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals last month, broadcasters counter that the rule is arbitrary and capricious because it does not apply to cable, satellite and internet providers, who are not required to disclose ad rates to their competitors.
“All of those platforms accept political advertising,” Wharton said. “But only television broadcasting is singled out for this new rule.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.