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Thursday, February 01, 2007

He was against Directv before he was for it...

Need more evidence Kerry would have made a better president?

our hero?

John Kerry is getting involved in the DirecTV travesty.

When Kerry announced he wasn't running for President again this cycle, I had no idea he was actually going to tackle problems of EXTREME NATIONAL SECURITY. I hope he runs this campaign a bit more skillfully. If he does, big name Senator Kerry's involvement just might derail these UN-AMERICAN negotiations, even if his action is done in the name of Bill Buckner's club. My fingers are crossed so tight, I had to type this with my thumbs.

AP reports, via CBS Sportsline

WASHINGTON -- A proposal to make Major League Baseball's "Extra Innings" exclusive to DirecTV has drawn the ire of Sen. John Kerry.
The Massachusetts Democrat said he plans to raise the matter with the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission at a hearing Thursday.
"I am opposed to anything that deprives people of reasonable choices," Kerry said in a statement. "In this day and age, consumers should have more choices - not fewer. I'd like to know how this serves the public -- a deal that will force fans to subscribe to DirecTV in order to tune in to their favorite players. A Red Sox fan ought to be able to watch their team without having to switch to DirecTV."
"Extra Innings" is a service that allows viewers to watch games involving teams not in their local markets. In past years, the service has been available through a range of providers, but a pending deal would make the service only available to DirecTV subscribers.
FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is a scheduled witness at Thursday's hearing of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. AP NEWSThe Associated Press News Service

Bring it, Senator!


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