Campaign Finance Groups Renew Complaint Against WJLA

Station Should Have Known 'True Funder' of Political Ad Flight

The Campaign Legal Center,  Common Cause and the Sunlight Foundation have filed another complaint against WJLA-TV Washington alleging that it “refuses” to  disclose the true identity of political advertising—it was one of two stations cited in an earlier complaint filed by the groups but dismissed by the FCC.

The groups say that given that Election Day is only a couple of weeks away, it wants the FCC to move quickly on its complaint, which involves ads from the NextGen  Climate Action Committee.

In dismissing the earlier complaint without prejudice (meaning it could be refiled), the FCC said the groups had not shown that WJLA knew the “true” sponsor of the ads, but suggested the decision might have been different if they had."

Read more at B&C here.