Get me an aspirin, stat! Sorry, wrong crap-ass show.
When we return from commercials, C.J. is ushering several reporters, including Brock, into her office. She tells them that she's about to give them a very generous gift for Christmas, as well as Arbor Day. Quite the scoop C.J. thinks she's serving for dessert today, apparently. They want to know if it's about Brussels, but she says it's about the FCC business. C.J. crows that she has learned that the reason for the choice of 39.37\% is that one of the companies already hits precisely the 39.37\% mark! All of the reporters stare at her like they don't get what's so interesting about this. Frankly, I don't either, and I'm having it presented to me in a convenient scripted format with dramatic lighting and a score. C.J. reiterates, as if they all did not hear her, that the FCC has set this number so as not to punish companies already in violation of previous regulations. The shock! The horror! They still don't care, and Brock wants to know if he can ask about Brussels now. Hee. I love it when someone has the nerve not to know what the staff is all frizzled about. C.J. tries to get them back on the consolidation story, but they all say that if it's going to be covered, their business sections will cover it. She continues trying to make a giant federal case out of it, but nothing doing. C.J. finally leans back in her chair, looks disgusted, and snorts that their lack of interest can only be because they all have "corporate owners" they're afraid of pissing off. They deny it. She acts insulting and tries to tell them again what they should be covering. It must be a relief to them to have C.J. there to tell them what their ethical obligations are. She's like the angel you see in a movie sitting on someone's shoulder, only taller and more self-important.