..government of the lobbyists, by the lobbyists, and for the lobbyists shall not perish from the earth...
...or at least the US Senate.
Wired News: Broadcasters Gut Digital TV Bill
Ok, I admit it - I don't really care that much about this particular issue, but what irks me is that it's so incredibly obvious who's interests Senators Burns and Hollings have in mind:
The top industries supporting Conrad Burns are:You'll get your reward next year, Fritz.
The top industries supporting Fritz Hollings are:
1 TV/Movies/Music $223,150 2 Telecom Services & Equipment $211,718 3 Lobbyists $191,002
1 Lawyers/Law Firms $212,216 2 Lobbyists $110,987 3 TV/Movies/Music $109,833 4 Telecom Services & Equipment $96,000 5 Telephone Utilities $67,200
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