Calling The Kettle Black
For several years, the ABC news show Prime Time Live has been spying on congressional junkets paid for by business lobbyists. But don't look for the network to turn its undercover cameras on itself. Congress Watch, a Naderite watchdog group, has cited the National Association of Broadcasters, of which ABC is a member, as a top sponsor of such junkets. The NAB, which has a lot at stake in the telecommunications-reform measure pending in Congress, has paid for trips to Hawaii, Amsterdam, and Las Vegas for members of the House telecom subcommittee.
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