Why FCC decision is "walking, talking lawsuit":

04/30/2012 | TVTechnology.com

The Federal Communications Commission's decision to initially require only stations in the top 50 markets to post online their political files doesn't seem like the best decision on the part of the feds, given that those ranks include all of the big four broadcast networks' owned-and-operated stations -- and their top legal talent, Deborah McAdams writes. The FCC already has run afoul of the networks with similar regulations in 2007 and the ongoing fight over indecency rules, but this decision seems especially likely to generate a legal fight, McAdams writes. "The FCC order singles out broadcasters, and only broadcasters, among all advertising platforms that rake in the bucks during the political advertising season. If that's not a walking, talking lawsuit, I don't know what is," she writes.

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