CEA'S Shapiro: Broadcasters Have Terrified Hill With Power To Demonize Legislators

Chips

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CEA'S Shapiro: Broadcasters Have Terrified Hill With Power To Demonize Legislators
Continued to push for reclaiming broadcast spectrum for wireless broadband in C-SPAN interview Friday
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CEA'S Shapiro: Broadcasters Have Terrified Hill WithPower To Demonize Legislators - 2011-01-14 21:09:00 | Broadcasting & Cable
"Gary Shapiro, president & CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, continued to push for reclaiming broadcast spectrum for wireless broadband Friday, saying broadcasters had "terrified" Congress with their power to demonize legislators over the airwaves."
".....Shapiro said there was nothing in the Constitution granting viewers a right to get their TV over the air. "One of our dangers is that people think they have all sorts of rights that perhaps they really don't have." But the point is to prioritize, he said. "No American should die for lack of healthcare," he said, "but, is an American going to die because they don't have a free, over-the-air television signal? Hardly."
...... "When you use the phrase greed in conjunction with the word business," said Shapiro, "that sends the wrong message" to the public. He says that business has been demonized over the past couple of years "because of a few bad apples."
 

dkreichen1968

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He says that business has been demonized over the past couple of years "because of a few bad apples."
Like you Mr. Shapiro!!! He seems to be a bit on the defensive doesn't he. May he find himself so poor he can't afford his $200 a month cable bill during huricane season in Florida.
 
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