When I saw this thread, I made a bet with myself about how long it would be before political partisanship raised its ugly head.
Again .. Please stop with any political discussion about your choice of news services. I made a simple comment with a reference to where I heard it. That is all. This is news and anyone that disagrees with my observation is crazy. No way would DIRECTV being associated with News Corp today be better than DIRECTV not being associated with News Corp today.
The stuff is hitting the fan and bleeding into the US now. News Corp is in the midst of big, big problems even if they (as a whole) didn't do anything wrong.