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Do the Republican-Fascits rule comcast?

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Theocan, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. jamaesi

    jamaesi To Save A Lamb

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    Oh, I forgot to mention, back until the 80s cable companies could charge you by how many TVs you had hooked up to the cable and then the government put an end to that.

    This is just a say for them to do that again, instead of being by TV it's by box. Charging more for less.
     
  2. tomspug

    tomspug Absorbant

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    Is this an actual serious thread topic? If they only moved MSNBC that would be a little odd, I guess. Come to think of it, I have Comcast, but I don't have MSNBC (which really doesn't matter since I never watch cable news).

    I'm not sure how they organize their billing plans. For example, Disney Channel was a premium cable channel when I was a kid. Now that they are more mainstream, they are on basic cable. My suspicion would be that MSNBC can no longer pay the rates that put the more popular channels on the first tier of cable subscription plans like Comcast. They aren't exactly blooming financially right now.

    My question would be whether or not this is the case on Satellite systems like Dish and DirectTV? Is MSNBC packaged with Fox News and CNN or are they separate?
     
  3. tomspug

    tomspug Absorbant

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    What's really sad is that these are generally the only news most people ever read/watch. The jokes are only genuinely funny if you already knew the news before hearing about it on a comedy show.
     
  4. NoahideHiker

    NoahideHiker Religious Headbanger

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    Your truthiness is astounding. [pull, squint]
     
  5. Starfish

    Starfish Please no sarcasm

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    With Dishnet, we get MSNBC and CNN in the basic package. We have to pay more to get Fox News.
     
  6. Alceste

    Alceste Vagabond

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    Oh yeah... Now that you mention it, I did hear about a big push to force people into digital technology because it hasn't been selling... apparently people appear not to see enough difference in quality to justify splashing out on the "premium" service. If that's the case, it's very likely their business plan is to migrate people to digital cable by migrating their favorite channels one or two at a time.

    Never been a better time to turn your telly into a fish tank!
     
  7. Fluffy

    Fluffy A fool

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    If you guys don't like having political propaganda forced down your throats then why not just watch BBC News which takes a neutral approach to reporting. Of course it seems weird that anybody would accept any other sort of approach but there we go. Why would you want a right-wing or progressive news channel even if you agreed with their world-view?
     
  8. Scuba Pete

    Scuba Pete Le plongeur avec attitude...

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    None of these channels are driven by anything but PROFIT. We have a non-profit here in the states as well, that the left call right and the right call left. I call it PBS and it is excellent.
     
  9. Kungfuzed

    Kungfuzed Student Nurse

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    I watch NBC10 news because the female reporters are just plain better looking than on the other stations. Yup, I'm shallow.
     
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  10. Apex

    Apex Somewhere Around Nothing

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    Where the heck is the thumbs up smilie...?
     
  11. tomspug

    tomspug Absorbant

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    There is no such thing as neutral reporting. Just like newspapers have editors that CHOOSE which articles get the front page, tv stations (no matter what moral high-ground they present themselves in) do the same thing. There is no way to prove that BBC is any different from the Cable News networks. Their content may be different, but so do local stations, which tend to run stories on how your next-door neighbor might kill you... or water.
     
  12. Kungfuzed

    Kungfuzed Student Nurse

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    I typed the post in the quick reply section where there's no smilies to click on. :D

    NBC10 is on channel 10 but I watch it in hi-def on channel 232 to maximize their hotness. :drool:
     
  13. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason Doctor of Thinkology

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    That would be kinda like paying the dentist an extra $100, just to do your root canal without any novacaine.
     
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  14. Theocan

    Theocan Active Member

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    Why is MSNBC being moved in limited areas?
     
  15. Reverend Rick

    Reverend Rick Frubal Whore
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    Why has the AP lost all of it's creditability? There was a time when an AP news story was indisputable and newspapers ran their stories unquestioned.

    Why is MSNBC off the deep end to the left? They make FOX almost fair and balanced by comparison.

    Why has Barrack Obama recieved 75% of the media attention?

    The polls don't reflect the American people have a desire to only hear one side of things.

    News has become entertainment.

    The Liberal press thinks they can sway the election. That is why people still cannot believe GWB got a second term, because the news show would have us believe that the majority of the country is Liberal when that is the furthest from the truth.
     
  16. Sunstone

    Sunstone De Diablo Del Fora
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    What liberal press???


    That opinion the press is liberal is soooooo 1980s.
     
  17. Alceste

    Alceste Vagabond

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    Hmmmm - let's see... first non-white presidential candidate in US history, eloquent, intelligent, easy on the eyes, vs. a man whose policy and rhetoric offers no departure at all from the GOP talking points the whole world has been enduring since 2000?

    I can't imagine why people find Obama more interesting....

    Could it be because McCain is boring and ugly?
     
  18. Reverend Rick

    Reverend Rick Frubal Whore
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    Barrack's mother is white, do you really think he is non-white?
    So you need to be entertained and aroused by the President?
     
  19. Alceste

    Alceste Vagabond

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    McCain is the president? When did that happen? </sarcasm>

    He's ugly, boring, not very eloquent or intelligent and offers no new direction for the USA... He's so dull, in fact, I wouldn't be surprised if his handlers are hiding him on purpose as a clever campaign strategy!
     
  20. tomspug

    tomspug Absorbant

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    Actually, I find his talking points to be quite engaging. Oh, you mean the DAILY SHOW version of John McCain. Yeah, he's boring.
     
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