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Tuesday, November 29, 2005
I'm For Decency And Against Payola. How About YOU?
I guess you could call it "The Howard Stern Farewell Party," and RBR/TVBR's Jim Carnegie gets it right: Do you think, as a balance to the well-represented forces for decency, that they'll make Larry Flynt a last-minute roster add to provide counterpoint? Nahhhhhhhhh... And, speaking of getting things right, Carnegie has this to say about the Spitzer payola probes/consent decrees: Has Spitzer provided a "mountain of evidence" of widespread payola violations, as claimed by FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein? Or is it more a mole hill, with a mountain of garbage piled on to help a hard-driving politician grab headlines? We see even less hard evidence of payola in the Warner settlement than in the Sony BMG one - - and that wasn't much. Once again, we question why a politically-driven New York official is being permitted to lay down new rules for the conduct of business by radio stations and record labels in the other 49 states. New readers can receive RBR's Morning Epaper for the next 30 Business days! SIGN UP HERE