DAILY SHOW and COLBERT REPORT are Off the Web

Legal versions anyway:

by TeamTVWriter Press Service

After an impasse in carriage negotiations between Viacom and DirecTV, Viacom’s 17 networks were pulled from DirecTV last night at midnight. One of the reported sticking points was that DirecTV didn’t want to pay as much as Viacom wanted especially since so much of its content was available freely on the web.

Well, okay, probably it’s more complicated than that. Because these things always are.

And probably it’ll get settled just when we’re about to plunge into despair. Because these things usually go that way.

But meanwhile one thing’s for sure: Those of us who get our daily dose of comedy and current events on the web are shit out of luck.

Never forget who’s done this to you. Never forgive.