Braves being bought by a porn king?

Liberty Media, which appears to be the leading contender to purchase the Atlanta Braves, and it’s CEO John Malone are under fire for it’s ownership of On Command, which distributes movies, including adult movies, to almost 900,000 hotel rooms across the Country:

Randy Hicks, executive director of the Georgia Family Council, said he doesn’t believe the Malone deal would be in the best interest of baseball or Atlanta.

“At a time when Major League Baseball has such a tainted image because of steroids and other recent incidents,” he said, “it doesn’t make sense that they would welcome one of the largest distributors of pornography into the Major League Baseball family.”

Personally, I would prefer to see the Braves purchased by a local group, but being owned by Liberty Media would not be much different that being owned by Time-Warner, who, as the AJC points out, also deals in porn:

For Adams (Stephen Adams, associate editor of Focus on the Family’s Citizen magazine) and others, the opposition to Malone continues even though the team’s current owner, Time Warner, also sells adult movies through its cable TV business.

“I say hey, great, get them out,” said Tanya Ditty, Georgia director of Concerned Women for America. “Get the porn industry out, period. To me it’s like starting with a fresh slate. Just because they are the current owners doesn’t mean their pornography is any better.”

So what about this? Is the proposed purchase of the Braves by Liberty Media a bad deal?