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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:01 AM

Major Cable Provider in Ohio Offering Anti-Obama film free

By Judd Legum on Oct 23, 2012 at 8:12 pm

A major cable provider is offering a notorious anti-Obama movie to all its subscribers for free. The company, Armstrong Cable, operates in six states including Pennsylvania and the critical swing state of Ohio. The move comes just days after the Armstrong’s Chairman of the Board donated tens of thousands of dollars to the Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee.
The film, “2016: Obama’s America,” has been widely panned by fact checkers. Written and narrated by conservative author Dinesh D’Souza, it claims Obama’s “worldview…was largely shaped by the anti-colonalist, anti-white and anti-Christian politics of Obama’s supposedly radical Kenyan father,” who was largely absent from his life. The point of the movie, according to a review in the Washington Post, is to convince viewers “that Obama hates America.” It was panned as “fear-mongering of the worst kind.”
Armstrong recently started offering the movie for free, on demand, to all of its subscribers.

An Armstrong executive confirmed to the Pittsburgh City Paper that “this is the first time the cable provider has offered such a deal for a recently released feature film.” Armstrong claims it will offer a free recently released film each month to encourage use of its premium on-demand offerings. But the company acknowledges no other recent releases are currently available without charge.
On September 21, just days before the promotion began, Armstrong Chairman Of The Board Jay Sedwick gave the maximum $5,000 to Mitt Romney’s campaign and an additional $25,000 to the Republican National Committee.
Armstrong cable is available in over 50 cities and towns in 10 Ohio counties. Analysts believe the outcome in Ohio may determine the outcome of the election. Most current polls in the state are within the margin of error.

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http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/10/23/1078081/major-cable-provider-in-ohio-offering-anti-obama-film-for-free/

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Dalai_1 Oct 2012 OP
yends21012 Oct 2012 #1
Dalai_1 Oct 2012 #2
tsuki Oct 2012 #6
BumRushDaShow Oct 2012 #3
Dalai_1 Oct 2012 #5
Bluenorthwest Oct 2012 #4

Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:16 AM

1. I cut the cable cord in June and don't miss it.

I had cable for about 30 years and was a little nervous about losing some of my cable only favorites, but have found that broadcast TV offers pretty much everything I look for and it is free. Other stuff that used to only be found on cable, like Jon Stewart's show, is also online. The major cable news outlets have websites. Anything late breaking can be found here or on similar sites. Antenna and TV technology and the proximity of TV stations, I think makes it easy to receive most stations, even with an indoor antenna.

I feel good that I don't have to support the kind of shit that Armstrong pushes.

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Response to yends21012 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:23 AM

2. Thanks for sharing

I hope there are a lot more that are not using this cable company..sounds as if they
do not have good reputation...what jerks!!

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Response to yends21012 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:35 AM

6. I use a Roku unit for RT and Democracy Now. nt

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:26 AM

3. "Major cable provider"

"Major" = Comcast or Verizon or TimeWarner NOT this little company that has managed to miss the Comcast engulf of PA-OH-MD (probably because the DOJ required some sort of "competition").

The irony is that the only ones who would even bother watching this is the rethug teabag "base". People are sick of the politics and I'm sure OH more than anyone.

http://www.ncta.com/Stats/TopMSOs.aspx

Top 25 Multichannel Video Programming Distributors as of June 2012
1 - 25

Rank MSO BasicVideoSubscribers
1 Comcast Corporation 22,118,000
2 DirecTV 19,914,000
3 Dish Network Corporation 14,061,000
4 Time Warner Cable, Inc. 12,484,000
5 Cox Communications, Inc.1 4,661,000
6 Verizon Communications, Inc. 4,473,000
7 Charter Communications, Inc. 4,269,000
8 AT&T, Inc. 4,146,000
9 Cablevision Systems Corporation 3,257,000
10 Bright House Networks LLC1 2,059,000
11 Suddenlink Communications1 1,230,000
12 Mediacom Communications Corporation 1,037,000
13 CableOne, Inc. 613,000
14 WideOpenWest Networks, LLC1 456,000
15 RCN Corp.1 332,000
16 Knology Holdings 255,000
17 Atlantic Broadband Group, LLC 252,000
18 Armstrong Cable Services 237,000
19 Midcontinent Communications 229,000
20 Service Electric Cable TV Incorporated1 216,000
21 MetroCast Cablevision 178,000
22 Blue Ridge Communications1 167,000
23 WaveDivision Holdings, LLC1 159,000
24 General Communications 144,000
25 Buckeye CableSystem1 133,000


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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:31 AM

5. Thank you for posting this!

My gosh there are a lot of cable companies in Ohio...really glad to see how many
subscribers they have..probably all faux news viewers...

Thanks again for getting this into perspective!

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:30 AM

4. Dinesh D'Souza? The guy with both a wife and a fiancee?

"Dinesh D’Souza — the conservative scholar-activist behind the controversial anti-Obama documentary “2016” — lost his job as president of a small Christian college after acknowledging he’s got a new girlfriend — though he’s not yet divorced from his wife."
Who cares what such a man thinks?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/reliable-source/post/dinesh-dsouza-resigns-presidency-of-christian-college-after-news-of-divorce-new-relationship/2012/10/18/09053c40-1955-11e2-bd10-5ff056538b7c_blog.html

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