david rehrNAB President David K. Rehr has recently sent a letter to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin in response to new programming promises made by Sirius and XM in exchange for being granted what he calls a “government-sanctioned monopoly”.

Mr. Rehr’s letter talks about hollow promises, questions “merger benefits”, and claims that there is no doubt that Sirius and XM can survive on their own.

Some of the claims made in this letter are so far fetched that I often wonder if the people at the FCC such as, The Honorable Kevin J. Martin, feel like Mr. Rehr is insulting their intelligence.