Lawmakers See Challenges for TV Transition
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, September 17, 2008; D02
Rep. Heather A. Wilson (R-N.M.) described the perils of the tasks yesterday during a hearing by the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on telecommunications and the Internet:
“The government can do a lot of things, but you mess up people’s televisions, and they’re going to be very upset. It’s going to be a real mess when it rolls out in the real world.”
If I’m not mistaken, we have a national election in the next seven weeks and guaranteeing the integrity of the computers upon which that election will depend is a ‘real mess when it rolls out in the real world‘ that Congress cannot handle.
But, compared to TV, I mean really! You mess up people’s televisions and Heather knows the price to be paid. No one but a member of the Heather generation could really understand.
Deregulate the broadcast media, who cares? It’s all bad programming anyway. Fail to watch the skullduggery on Wall Street? Hey, win a little, lose a little. A war? A little eavesdropping? A rich-get-richer, poor-get-children mentality? That’s the way it goes, bro.
But don’t let the screen go snowy on me when it’s third and goal. I got some priorities you know.