DISH is currently in the middle of one of these with Time Warner. Something like 8-10 TW channels have been gone from DISH for a couple of weeks now, including CNN, Cartoon Network, and others. The biggest annoyance, personally, has been Cartoon Network, which was one of my son's favorites. But with them gone, we're doing without quite fine. And the longer they are gone, the less important they will be whenever they eventually return.
Not to say that his actions up to this point have been smart, but that would take the stupidity to a new level. So far he's been attacking someone who 1) doesn't particularly want to fight back, and 2) has been going out of her way to take the high road in the whole thing.
Going after TechDirt (or better yet PopeHat) would bring directly into the fight some of the people on the internet most guaranteed to fight back, and fight back hard. About the only internet personality/entity worse to go after would be Randazza. :)
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