I don't think any electrician is to blame here, although the bottom pictures shows a less-than-preferable way of entering the meter socket.
The common element here is the vinyl siding. These cables were more than likely resecured (or not secured at all) by the siders who couldn't care less what the cable and service look like.
Cable is the preferred way of doing things here in the northeast, and all too often it is the victim of a siding crew.
[This message has been edited by CTwireman (edited 12-08-2004).]