CABLE FOLLIES….This is pretty hilarious. Social conservatives are big fans of “a la carte cable,” which allows you to pay only for the channels you actually want to watch. The big selling point is that you aren’t forced to allow the lasciviousness of MTV into your house just because it’s part of a package that includes ESPN.
But guess who thinks they’d lose most of their audience if a la carte took over the industry? TV preachers. Steve Benen has the details.
POSTSCRIPT: I should add that I’ve long been sort of skeptical of the benefits of a la carte cable, but not anymore. Bring it on, baby! I smell a wedge issue!