The post on NPR’s website says, “As the number of streaming TV services grows, are you getting frustrated trying to find that one show you want? Are the costs of subscription services adding up?”
My question for NPR is if there really are that many people unhappy with cord cutting and streaming services, wouldn’t they be easier to find?
NPR is not alone in this anti-cord cutting push. Already this year NBC and CBS have published stories pushing the idea that cord cutting costs as much as cable TV. Although they didn’t say it, the underlining idea was “come back to cable TV.”
What I find interesting is how NPR is not looking for people upset about Comcast, Spectrum, Dish, and DIRECTV all raising their prices this year. (Spectrum alone raised their broadcast TV fee by 20%.) Yet you hardly hear any news coverage of these price increases.
As cord cutting grows faster, the old argument of it just being too hard and too expensive to stream content is once again popping up. NPR is likely not the only news group working on a story like this.
If you spot any anti-cord cutting stories, please let us know.
Cord Cutters News did tweet NPR’s Laura Sydell about the upcoming streaming/cord cutting story on February 5, 2019. At the time of this posting NPR has not replied.
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