Broadcasters are using our public airwaves to make big money off of the elections. They rake in political-ad money — which this year is supposed to soar into the billions — and pay short shrift to the kind of election reporting that helps us make informed decisions at the polls.
The public has a right to know what broadcasters are doing to cover the elections. But media corporations are fighting hard against a Federal Communications Commission proposal that would create a publicly searchable database of all the electoral, local and civic programming our stations air.
It’s time for us to fight back. Speak out now to tell the FCC you want to know how your local stations are covering the elections.