FCC: White Separatist Senate Candidate Not Entitled To Broadcast Ad Time
June 29, 2010 at 6:14 PM (PT)
The FCC has ruled that broadcast stations can reject campaign ads from FRAZIER GLENN MILLER JR., a registered write-in candidate for U.S. Senate from MISSOURI. AP reports that the Commission ruled on JUNE 18th that MILLER is not a "bona fide" candidate and therefore is not eligible for mandatory access to radio and television for campaign ads.
MILLER's ads aired earlier this year on ENTERCOM Talk KMBZ-A and Country WDAF-F (106.5 THE WOLF)/KANSAS CITY, and the stations said at the time that they were bound to carry the ads, which contained racist and anti-Semitic comments; The MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS, ZIMMER RADIO GROUP OF MID-MISSOURI, INC., and state Attorney General CHRIS KOSTER then sought a determination from the FCC if MILLER qualified as a candidate for purposes of buying campaign ad time.
MILLER, who is challenging Rep. ROY BLUNT (R-MO) and Secretary of State ROBIN CARNAHAN in the NOVEMBER election to replace retiring Sen. KIT BOND, responded to AP's request for an interview with "anti-Semitic slurs and a profanity."