Cablevision Complaint - Unconscionable Programming Call
BETHPAGE, NEW YORK -- On Monday, December 21st, just shortly after 7:00 PM, cable operator(Cablevision) switched programming on Channel 66 from CSPAN II to a Davidson vs. Hofstra basketball game at Madison Square Garden.
The most important piece of social legislation (Health Care Reform) of our lifetimes is being debated live from the well of the Senate by the Senator from New Jersey, Bob Menendez and, the Dolan Family ( they own both Cablevision and MSG) thinks it is good business ( i.e. more profitable) to switch programming to a venue they have a financial stake in, nevermind it's some 4th tier basketball tournament.
Shameful and disgraceful.
The switch in programming was unconscionable.
Profit over the public good. Unacceptable.
This wasn't even a close programming call.