Democratic Senators Pan Trump 'Wall Cam'

A novel video streaming issue has arisen in D.C., one that does not involve Locast or the regulatory status of over-the-top services vis a vis MVPDs.

A quartet of Democratic Senators have introduced legislation that would not allow government funds to be used to live-stream border wall construction activities.

That comes after the Washington Post reported that the Trump Administration wanted to set up web cams to record that construction--critics of the Trump border policy have challenged that a wall is actually being built.

“The only idea dumber than building a so-called ‘impenetrable’ wall along our southern border is livestreaming it,” said Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.). “Trump has already wasted billions on his border wall boondoggle, we shouldn’t waste a single dollar on a wall-cam.”

Joining Markey on the letter were Sens. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.