It is weird to say this as someone who believes that Ayn Rand novels should be kept behind the counter in brown wrappers and should not be distributed to anyone under the age of 35. But the insistence on the part of the Congressional Black Caucus that XM and Sirius offer up a substantial amount of their bandwidth to minority programming the CBC says it won’t support the merger unless there is much more of this bandwidth offered than in the current concessions so smacks of what they did to poor ol’ Hank Rearden that it just makes me want to pee.
The holdups regarding this merger have been inexcusable. The companies need the merger just to survive in an exponetially increasing competetive market. If satellite is not allowed to grow its tech and infrastructure, it will be easily outpaced by Internet radio and HD. But this demand and this rejection of the concession already offered, it is an abomination. It’s crap like this that gives liberals a bad name. Shameful. Shameful. Shameful.