Avarice, in old age, is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end?" Cicero, Great Roman Orator, Politician, and Philosopher (B.C. 106-43)
With the CBS blackout entering its third week, calls for federal regulators’ intervention and a quick settlement between the network and Time Warner Cable are growing louder as the NFL season gets underway.
U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, both California Democrats, sent a letter to the companies Monday, urging both parties to agree on a contract.
source: USA Today
Sorry senators, but we don’t need the heavy hand of government coming down and trying to force a resolution here. Both companies are run by grown-ups and both are accountable to their customers as well as to their shareholders. Both companies felt it was in their best interest to take a stand here, but you can have complete confidence in the fact that these companies have a self-preservation instinct as strong as anything living! Why try to impose some sort of artificial solution on them when the free market will allow these companies to come to a solution naturally?
You know what, though? I think every single day that Time-Warner continues its blackout of CBS is a good day for America. I applaud Time-Warner’s blackout of CBS and you should, too.
Because it brings us one step close to the day when we will be able to order all our channels a la cart, as it should be, only having to pay for the channels you want to watch, instead of being forced to pay for a bunch of channels you never watch and maybe even strongly object to.
To hell with CBS and all the Obama-loving cheerleading they pass off as the news. I don’t want to pay for that garbage. I do not want to support their campaigns of running straight propaganda through their news broadcasts, with many of their other shows carrying a political agenda as well.
To hell with CBS, if my team’s playing a game and it happens to be on CBS, I’d just as soon go down to the bar to watch it. As a matter of fact, if we had Time-Warner in our area, I’d make the switch right now, just to support Time-Warner for locking horns with CBS and putting that network in its place.
This is America. To quote the Burger King slogan, we should have it our way. I look forward to the day when having basic cable no longer means you’re forced to support Obama’s cheerleading squad of ABC-NBC-CBS-PBS-CNN-MSNBC. Those channels are no better than the shit the governments try to force down the throats of people living in countries like Iran, Cuba and North Korea. Give the people of America cable a la cart and allow people to choose whether they want to pay for those channels or not and watch these clown organizations either rediscover the meaning of the word “journalism” or wither on the vine.