Cablevision Head Honcho Does Not Let Grudges Go Easily

a powerful slump

Some people wait a year and then beat their tormentors silly in the parking lot in retaliation for dick jokes employed within professional contexts. But if you’re as monied and powerful as Cablevision head honcho Jim Dolan, you can go the parking-lot ambush one better, and withhold your ad revenue from the media outlets that torment you — and if you’re really steamed, you can get your cronies like the megapromoter Live Nation to join in on the act. The result: “In toto, a mediocre dick joke about a media acquisition has now cost [Village Voice Media] upwards of $1M in yearly advertising revenue.” Um, yipes?