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Morning must-read: How TV stations are “profiteering” from Super PACs
“While TV stations are required by law to offer discounted airtime to politicians, Super PACs have to pay market rates,” explains Rolling Stone “… In essence, broadcasters are now profiteering from a vicious circle of corruption: Politicians are beholden to big donors because campaigns are so expensive, and campaigns are so expensive because they’re fought through television ads. The more cash that chases limited airtime, the more the ads will cost, and the more politicians must lean on deep-pocketed patrons. In short, the dirtier the system, the better for the bottom line at TV stations and cable systems.”