Sunday, October 07, 2007

Spanking CBS

Well, looks like the Networks are at it again, demonstrating that they don't feel the need to show any respect for the customers because we keep accepting whatever shitty excuse for service they dish out.

A few minutes ago, I was watching a game on CBS between San Diego and Denver. It was an exciting game, as San Diego was pulling a huge lead for the first time this season. Then, as the third quarter ended, they decided to switch us over to a San Francisco game. The final quarter was about to begin, and CBS decided we wouldn't get to finish the game.

Seriously, how are they gonna think this is acceptable? I just found out that San Diego won, 43 to 3. They were in the 20's when the Network took the game away. Sure would have been nice to see what happened.

Anyways, the Networks are showing a blatant disregard for the customer. This is not the first time they've done this. Many times they have given us different games than advertised, or given us an infomercial instead of showing the game that they advertised. But taking away the game we've been watching for three quarters is just low.

But that's not all. Have you ever noticed how a network will play a certain commercial every commercial break, sometimes twice, and during multiple shows, until it grates on your nerves? Or how often, these days, a network will lose the signal right at the pinnacle of a show. That didn't happen when I was a kid. What's the excuse now? Don't tell me it's from upgrading to digital; if the end result is WORSE, it's NOT A FUCKING UPGRADE.

The Television Networks don't provide us a service. Their purpose is no longer to entertain, but to drink in the steady cash flow that they aren't afraid will dry up, because we have allowed them to become arrogant. They believe that they can slap us all in the face and we'll just keep coming back for more.

And they slap us in the face, because it turns a larger profit. Thing is, we have forgotten that; we don't exist so that the Networks can turn a larger profit, they exist to entertain us, while making a profit. If they feel they've transcended the need to provide us with quality services, then there is no more reason for them to be making money.

They will continue this dehumanizing lack of respect until we knock them off their high horse. Somehow, they need to feel accountable for their "services", or they will continue to display this lack of quality.

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