Fox, Directv, and the extortionists way?

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Is Fox extorting money from directv ?

Should Fox be taken over by the government.

While this might sound something of a strange story, apparently there is an ongoing controversy concerning the Fox network and directv.  On one side the story is that the evil News corp wants to increase the subscription fees, to a whopping 40 percent higher.

At issue are several channels that the News corp corporation wants to be compensated at a much higher rate, to hear directv tell the story they are allegedly being extorted into paying a much higher price.

You just dont know what to believe, but one thing remains clear, if they do stop cable distribution of those channels then will my bill go down, and more importantly will your bill go down because hey lets face it, we all need a break and in a time when the economy is really doing poorly, I can go outside and watch the grass grow and be just about as entertained as watching news corp…

In fact DirecTV is taking the News Corp Giant to task with the FCC stating that there could be some nasty business going on, (allegedly) and to be honest, it really makes you wonder, who is the provider here and who is the subscriber.

The contract dispute concerns FX, 19 regional sports networks (including Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket here in Los Angeles) and a handful of smaller channels (but not Fox News), News Corp. is leading people to think that its Fox broadcast network would also be dropped next week. “Fox is using misleading advertising informing DirecTV customers that ‘soon, in some markets, you may lose your local Fox station,’” Chang wrote to the FCC. “Even if the Fox cable channels are no longer carried on Nov. 1

 No matter where you come down on this dispute, no one wants to pay more and everyone would rather pay less, so I say throw the bums out and cut my bill accordingly, but how much do you want to bet that directv does not want to do that…

This may well be a case of having your cake and eating it too…