San Francisco’s nanny state

Life isn’t always fair, but San Francisco is bound and determined to make it so.  Apparently, they’re now hoping to have television police — yup, police to make sure that television sets in public places (including private businesses open to the public), have to be configured with close-captioning.

Close-captioning is a nice thing for the hearing impaired, but this government mandate is absolutely ridiculous.  For God’s sake:  When the game is on in a noisy bar, everyone is hearing impaired, and if close-captioning improved on that experience, businesses would long ago have added it.  As is, close-captioning under those circumstances is an irritant, with the talking-heads’ usually mindless babble imposed over the actual excitement of the game.

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