Political Ads Are Litmus Test for FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

    Since he took the helm of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, the former chief cable industry lobbyist, has come under fire for playing favorites with his former employers. Now, the embattled Chairman is scrambling to clean up the mess caused by exempting pay-TV operators from political ad disclosures as candidates gear up for the election this November. The law has long required broadcast television stations, cable operators, and satellite | Read More »

    An Open Letter to President Obama

    Mr. President, What could you possibly have been thinking? The ad you have launched featuring a young actress equating voting for you to a sexual act is offensive to me, to millions of women and to the stature of the office you hold. As a father of two beautiful girls, how could you possibly have allowed this to be aired? Did you approve this? Did | Read More »

    An Open Letter to President Obama

    Mr. President, What could you possibly have been thinking? The ad you have launched featuring a young actress equating voting for you to a sexual act is offensive to me, to millions of women and to the stature of the office you hold. As a father of two beautiful girls, how could you possibly have allowed this to be aired? Did you approve this? Did | Read More »

    Who Is the Better Multi-tasker?

    Barak Obama made another political gaffe when he used cyber terminology to chide John McCain for saying the debate in Washington by the Joint Economic Committee was more important than the Debate Theatre scheduled for national television. The term he used was “multi-tasking.” Ooooh! That causes my heart to skip a beat. Obama said a president should be able to “multi-task.” Does flying an A-4 | Read More »

    Thank you John McCain…

    One of my biggest concerns about McCain is his reliance on comity and his friendship with members of the opposition. I’m concerned that he doesn’t understand that the war we’re in includes the elected members of the Democratic Party and his desire to run an “issues” campaign will ignore the facts on the ground. I feel better today…