March 28, 2007, - 12:38 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Bush is not a great President. That’s an extreme understatement. But can you imagine if John Kerry had won the White House, instead? We’d have a lot of the Bush problems, plus so many more.
Take John Kerry’s latest project. He’s holding hearings over the very important issue of whether or not Major League Baseball can give DirecTV the exclusive contract to broadcast baseball games not on local stations. Kerry wants to see other cable and satellite providers (who likely donated campaign money to his coffers) to also carry the package. More from USA Today’s “Sports on TV” column:
Tax dollars at work:
At a U.S. Senate committee hearing Tuesday over the future of Major League Baseball’s Extra Innings TV package, the parties involved repeated the same positions they’ve taken for weeks. At issue is whether satellite TV provider DirecTV will exclusively get the package that allows fans to pay to see games not being shown on their local stations. MLB says other cable or satellite providers can carry the package if they match what DirecTV will pay. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., who wants MLB to extend its March 31 deadline for other providers to match DirecTV’s terms, repeated Tuesday that DirecTV getting exclusivity is “not fair.”
A lot of things are “not fair.” But like this matter, they aren’t the business of the U.S. Senate or the government.
So glad Senator Kerry has his attention focused on the important issues of the day. On the other hand, we should be grateful, he’s sidetracked with baseball broadcasts, and not focusing on the rest of the country.
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