As in every other aspect of life there are 2 sides to everything. Fox says Dish is “blocking” Fox news. Dish says Fox is trying to add other channels into the negotiation that were not part of the just ended contract, and has blocked Dish’s access to those channels.
Whichever is true, consider this.
IF the Dish explanation is founded in fact, Fox’s position is going to harm America. How? Simple, millions of Americans would not be exposed to the “truth” if they have only the broadcast channels to draw their info from. And, most Americans are to lazy to go looking for the truth. As well, consider this. The advertisers that use Fox to reach their client base are eventually going to place their advertising dollars elsewhere. Dish looses, Fox looses. CNN and MSNBC win.
The great majority of Dish customers are in contracts that they can’t just arbitrarily decide to walk away from because Dish no longer carries one group of channels.
What I find perhaps most disturbing is that in all of Fox’s rhetoric is that they have no venue to contact THEM so that the viewers can voice their opinion of Fox’s position.
Thus I opine.