Saturday, June 10, 2006
Now that's interesting.
Christian lobbying groups are split down the middle of a proposed law that would allow consumers to pick and choose their cable channels--cafeteria style. Some support it, on the basis that parents should not be forced to 'accept' channels in their homes that they find objectionable. OK. Although I have to 'accept' all the crappy corporate alternative radio stations on my car stereo, even there is very little that is redeemable about them. On the other hand, Christian broadcasters have come to depend on this 'forced entry' into people's cable boxes, knowing that few Americans would likely choose the Trinity Broadcasting Network, or the Pat Robertson's awful dreck. This impacts their ability to both proselytize and raise money. One wonders which upsets them more.