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Comment Re:Aka "The Trump Muzzle" (Score 3, Insightful) 155

Anyone can gin up nonsense to fit a curve. That's what fake news largely is. The biggest error I see in most mainstream media is the assumption that details and context can be omitted. It is far easier to digest a simpleton falsehood compared to reality when the audience lacks the foundational information to understand it. You cannot communicate the complexities and nuance of reality in 30 second sound bites.

Comment Re:Lights on vs someone being home (Score 1) 288

Is that the whole staring at and pontificating upon a pile of steaming dog poo and going "dude" a lot thing? I guess my take away of such things was that pot, LSD and their relatives simply in effect re-wired the perception of simple things; making them seem profound while in fact meriting nothing of the sort.

Comment Re:Status Quo (Score 2) 227

Complete with the extra $$$ to subsidize ESPN again. When are they going to get a freaking clue? Not everyone wants ESPN. Make the bloody network an add-on like HBO and give me a fair rate. Better still, make all the freaking networks (channels even) a la carte. Sell packages of points where each network/channel costs a certain number of points and let me pick what to fill it with.

Comment Re:We've seen this coming... (Score 3, Insightful) 155

Tell that to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO, Crunchyroll, etc. al..

Professional sports leagues will continue to charge what ESPN is willing to pay. What cable co's have been long ignoring is that ESPN is an anchor that's just dragging them down. A very substantial component of the compulsory part of everyone's cable bill is basic access to ESPN. Sports fans might mind less, but everyone else is stuck with an excessively high subscription rate that subsidizes the cost of channels they rarely watch. It's the stuff cable cutters are born from. We're not talking about healthcare here. Many of us don't mind pulling up the disadvantaged when it comes to such matters. But, we surely do not view the consumption of sports entertainment that way. Pay for your own add-ons.

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