Bottom line is this a business. If you owned a business and gave away pay raises just cause your employees wanted them everytime, you would be out of business. You have to play hardball gents...
The real bottom line...what are the OTHER affiliates getting?
If there's 300 ABC & NBC stations up getting 25 cents each, and Young wants 30 cents for no good reason, then screw em.
If, for example, ABC forced DISH to pay 30 cents for the ABC O&Os as part of negotiations for ESPN, and NBC is getting 30 cents for O&Os in exchange for USA, ect...than Young would have every right to ask for more. They are offering the same product, and it's not their fault they don't have anything to hold DISH for extortion.
I'm betting the former is true though.