NAB SVP slams Wheeler’s “upgrades” comments.

timmerman-jerianneJerianne Timmerman, NAB’s senior vice president/legal and regulatory affairs, wrote in her own blog post at the NAB website, “If the FCC’s criteria for determining whether it’s rules should be eliminated depends primarily on their age—as the Chairman’s blog implied with regard to the ‘50-year-old’ program exclusivity rules—than the almo st octogenarian ownership rules should be long gone from the FCC’s books.” Timmerman goes on to say, “Retaining the current newspaper/broadcast cross-ownership band would require the Commission to show that competition and diversity in the media marketplace have not changed since 1975. Obviously, that’s impossible to show.”