Bitter Bernie: The Next Brandon Tartikoff?
First, he boots the excellent public affairs program, Full Disclosure, from the city's Channel 35. Now, he wants to tell Time Warner how to run their cable system.
Look bitterman, if enough of TWC's customers want the NFL Channel, the cable company will find a way to air it. We don't need you wasting the City Council's time on something as ridiculous as this. When by your own admission, crime is such an issue in your council district, its unfathomable you're even focusing on football on television.
Below is the text from Parks' own press release:
Councilmember Bernard C. Parks will introduce a resolution requesting the Federal Communications Commission(FCC) to ensure that the NFL Network be apart of the Time-Warner Basic Cable Television Package. The NFL Network was pulled off the air just weeks ago after Time-Warner took over two cable stations that served the Los Angeles area, Adelphia and Comcast. The NFL Network has since been put back on the air because of an injunction filed by the network. However, after September 3rd the NFL Network will go back off the air unless its officials can reach an agreement with Time-Warner. Since the status of the NFL Network has become uncertain, many fans of the channel have protested.