FCC: CLC et al. Complaint Against WJLA Television re: Identity of Ad Sponsor


The Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause and the Sunlight Foundation filed complaints at the Federal Communications Commission against television station WJLA, the Albritton-owned ABC affiliate in Washington, DC, for incorrectly identifying front groups as the “true sponsors” of political advertisements, when they were in fact paid for by one individual. The complainants are represented by the Institute for Public Representation of Georgetown University Law Center.