I think even the pinkos and evangelicals alike can agree that cable companies are the spawn of Satan, and I bring you further evidence of that. And a panda. But let’s get to it: there’s a little spat happening between NewsCorp (which owns the FOX networks) and Cablevision (which provides service to areas of the New York City and Philadelphia markets). Basically, FOX wanted more money from Cablevision, they said no, blah blah blah, and so FOX’s coverage of the NLCS has been blacked out.
The Federal Communications Commission, instead of doing its job and mediating this dispute, decided its ridiculously broad authority would be put to better use by live-Tweeting updates of the game. How does this help anyone? This is the difference between shooting a bullet and throwing it. Nice job, federal government. At least the Tea Partiers could have drummed up some half-assed re-enactment. I’d love to see what they would have done with Tim Lincecum.