Journal Broadcast Group - - the Journal Communications arm that underwrites and touts hours of daily conservative radio and Internet advocacy for marketplace supremacy, smaller government, less-regulated business and greater free enterprise - - now asks the Wisconsin Department of Justice by letter to intervene on its side in a contract dispute with cable TV carrier Time Warner:
The letter...requests that the Department of Justice "commence an enforcement action to require Time Warner to fulfill its statutory obligations to provide Wisconsin customers with a credit for the service they have been denied and to stop charging for programming it is not providing."This makes a mockery of the talkers' repetitive claim that mooching special interests like liberals, unions, trial lawyers and environmentalists - - all the right's punching bags - - use government to tilt the scales and pick winners and losers.
Fine to run ads like this one organizing consumers to protest, but hypocritical to enlist tazpayer-paid public sector allies when your own talkers and Right Wisconsin writers tell audiences everyday that businesses shouldn't look to government for leverage.
An earlier post on the issue.