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For those of you who weren’t able to watch the game in high definition Sunday may have been treated to some extra content as the Super Bowl started up. Some Comcast customers watching the game on the standard definition feed were shown about ten seconds of porn. Comcast is now looking into whether or not the attack was malicious, or a mistake.
I’m going to go out on a limb and claim this as malicious. Comcast is working with the FCC and local authorities to get to the bottom of the snafu. Initial looks into the situation show that all systems were a go at Comcast, so like I said…malicious attack. NBC affiliate KVOA provided the feed to Cox Communication who then sent it along to Comcast. It’s not yet clear where or how the breach took place, but KVOA said that everyone else received the normal feed.
Of course the incident caused uproar as customers flooded KVOA with emails and phone calls. You thought a nip slip was a big deal; imagine how Americans would react to having the beginnings of hard core porn beamed into their children’s precious eyes. I have nothing against porn, or whatever black barred images that were shown making it onto air. I really don’t. But what I have a problem with are douche bags who do stuff like this out of either spite or just because they can.
I was once told by a high school teacher that you have the right to do just about anything you want until it begins affecting another person. Your right to be a douche bag ends when you hurt someone else. And whether I, or anyone, want to lambast American’s for being too prudish the fact remains that porn is something that shouldn’t be forced on the public. Especially young kids, who were most definitely watching Sunday’s game. Still, where was my porn Time Warner?