October 19, 2010

cue the rimshot

Gawker reports on the FCC live tweeting baseball scores to keep Fox-less Cablevision customers in the know. "What was a funny publicity stunt—intended, one imagines, to keep pressure on the two companies to strike a deal—also serves as a reminder of how powerless the government agency is in this situation. Unable to step in and do anything besides call the companies' CEOs and ask them to figure something out, the FCC is reduced to a scorekeeper. Literally!"