“Either broadcasting is unique or it is not. In their brief CBS argues that their medium isn’t special, yet they claim the opposite to their advertisers, demanding a higher CPM rate precisely because their signal is uniquely pervasive.
“Just because there has been a proliferation of other forms of media doesn’t mean that broadcasting is any less pervasive or invasive than it was in 1978. In fact, it is more so.
“CBS and the other broadcast networks have abandoned any false pretense of merely wanting to know what the rules are. They want there to be no rules whatsoever. They are trying to create the ability to air this type of content again in the future.
“All the bombastic legal spin in the world does not give CBS cover for what they aired, and it is pathetic that they continue to make these absurd claims. If they don’t like the terms of their broadcast licenses which gives them use of a multi-billion dollar, uniquely pervasive, publicly-owned asset for free, then they should pay for the spectrum like other communication platforms do.”