The National Association of Broadcasters is disgusted. They're hurt. They're angry! And quite possibly even... astonished!
"We are astonished that the Justice Department would propose granting a monopoly to two companies that systematically broke FCC rules for more than a decade. To hinge approval of this monopoly on XM and Sirius's refusal to deliver on a promise of interoperable radios is nothing short of breathtaking."That's the statement issued by the NAB following the DOJ's approval of the Sirius-XM merger.
What's even more astonishing is the NAB's reasoning for expressing such dismay: breaking FCC rules and under delivering on promises. C'mon, is that the best you've got Dennis? You've had 400 days to prepare for this moment... and you give us that?
Wait... have any radio stations broken any FCC rules? Like maybe... indecency rules? Using your logic, all those nasty rule-breakers shouldn't be allowed to merge either. I'm sure your members would love to hear that bit of knowledge.
The NAB should stick to calling bloggers "nattering" instead, it's far more effective.