Supreme Court’s Decision on Political Ads Could Mean Station Windfall

Jan 22, 2010  •  Post A Comment

The Supreme Court’s Thursday decision that lifts restrictions on how much corporations and unions can spend on campaign ads could lead to a windfall for local TV stations, B&C reports.

Just how much more money will flow to local stations is unclear, however, because many groups have found their way around the restrictions in the past.

Democrats criticized the ruling, saying it will vastly increase special interest spending on the airwaves.

–Elizabeth Jensen


  1. How is it a windfall for stations? Politicals limit inventory for regular advertisers, create havoc with preemptions and falling spot rates.

  2. Oh good. A windfall for stations, and a major league disaster for the US. I can see it now: Here’s the Governor of Texas, bought (er, brought) to you by Exxon.

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