A couple of news items today. Neither is promising. Just a lot more posturing. The next hearing on the DOJ is not until March 13, so I doubt we'll hear any news before that date. Dodgers' TV blackout for thousands of fans to enter fourth season DirecTV Fights U.S. Antitrust Suit Over L.A. Dodgers Channel Here's an odd bit I did not know before: "The Justice Department isn’t seeking damages. Instead, it’s asking for the court to rule that the alleged sharing of negotiation strategies violates antitrust law and order AT&T and DirecTV to train and monitor their executives more carefully." Very odd... I can understand AT&T fighting this on principle alone. Admitting collusion, even without penalty, would set a very bad precedent. But I wonder if it's also a ploy to have the chance to clearly state their case about the greed of TW / Charter. And I'm still amazed this has gone this far, as collusion is usually a private, secretive activity. DirecTV was shouting from the rooftops about its refusal to carry the channel at TW's price.