Skip to comments.John Kerry Warns News Corp Against Fox Blackout
Posted on 12/31/2009 1:58:22 PM PST by Snickering Hound
Phone, cable and broadcast companies can get away with a lot in DC, but they best not stand between a man and his football games. As we noted yesterday, Time Warner Cable and News Corporation are engaged in a retransmission fee fight that could wind up with Fox programming being pulled from Time Warner Cable's channel lineup. This apparently displeases football fan and U.S. Senator John Kerry, who sent a letter to News Corp. warning them that Uncle Sam would step in if Fox programming is disrupted later on today
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They are a private company and can do whatever they want... that being said, if they drop fox I will drop them.
Geez, you’d think that a guy who works with Bawney Fwank all the time wouldn’t be so afraid of balls flying at his nose...
I am irritated that Fox moved up the Dallas game to 4:15 meaning I will miss it Washington plays at San Diego at 4:15.
First of all, John Kerry, this is none of your damn business..
Secondly, does this only affect Time Warner standard cable or both digital and standard cable(We have digital in the den so thats why Im asking)
Damn decisions decisions, Directv or Dish
Thank god for REAL hero’s like John F Kerry.
Doing the jobs others in congress won’t touch.
Stay strong senator and hope there are no more nightmares of Christmas in Cambodia.
This is what he was really saying. The democrats want to control every part of your life.
I’d like to see Fox leave them.
Why support a liberal corporation that seeks your undoing?
John Kerry images on the Net are just way too hilarious...
Did he send a threatening letter to Time-Warner?
This affects all TWC customers.
So it doesnt matter if you have digital cable or just standard cable(not digital) it is affected?
Watching football in America is a RIGHT, dang nabbit!.... march in the streets for social justice! There IS no security in America unless we are secure in our knowledge that the NFL will be on television. All you NFL deniers should be ashamed!!! Not insuring that every American has equal access to football is just plain un-American!!! You free enterprise corporate cable lovers can go STRAIGHT TO HELL!!!! /sarc (of course) ;-)
You did not have to go there...
Yes. If Time Warner Cable is transmitting your local Fox affiliate to you instead of using a digital antenna on your home, then yes.
Well we do have a digital cable box, would that TV that has digital cable still receive Fox? My room and the other 3 TVs have standard cable, but the one in the den has digital box
Dittos to that! TWC just raised my rate again for their crappy service anyway. Have already been pricing Direct TV and At&t.
The government controls banks, 2 auto makers and is working on the healthcare industry. Why not control TV too?
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