Thursday, October 28, 2010

If I Had a Hammer...

For those of you blessed not to live in this area, you may be unaware that Newscorp and Cablevision are having some difficulties in negotiation that have led to an impasse. Both parties are being exactly as adult and professional as you'd expect, and at the moment Cablevision customers are treated to a blackout of Fox stations and a pair of propaganda campaigns hamfistedly trying to convince us that one or the other megacorporation is being unfairly victimized.

This would be trivia beneath notice if not for the fact that by now both New Jersey Senators and Cablevision itself have asked the FCC to intervene and force Fox to end its blackout.

This clearly demonstrates one of two facts: either reliance on government force to solve your problems leads to an "all I got is this hammer" attitude in which no inconvenience is so trivial it doesn't call for intervention by a federal regulatory agency; or watching baseball and The Simpsons is one of those core necessities so crucial to life that it can't be left in the hands of marauding capitalist robber barons.

1 comment:

  1. In the case of the zobie and his unindicted co-conspirator, it's "whatever gets me the most plusses^H^H^H^H^H^H^H votes".