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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:42 PM

Major Cable Provider In Ohio Offering Anti-Obama Film For Free

Source: ThinkProgress

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.”

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

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Reply Major Cable Provider In Ohio Offering Anti-Obama Film For Free (Original post)
Galraedia Oct 2012 OP
Rambis Oct 2012 #1
sakabatou Oct 2012 #2
Panasonic Oct 2012 #3
HankyDub Oct 2012 #4
strongermessage Oct 2012 #5
Panasonic Oct 2012 #11
Bigredhunk Oct 2012 #19
Panasonic Oct 2012 #24
John2 Oct 2012 #27
renate Oct 2012 #22
MADem Oct 2012 #32
Tarheel_Dem Oct 2012 #6
The Wizard Oct 2012 #7
donqpublic Oct 2012 #8
Great Caesars Ghost Oct 2012 #13
AndyTiedye Oct 2012 #9
justiceischeap Oct 2012 #21
freshwest Oct 2012 #31
Adenoid_Hynkel Oct 2012 #10
Randomthought Oct 2012 #12
elbloggoZY27 Oct 2012 #14
yellowcanine Oct 2012 #15
progressivebydesign Oct 2012 #16
Trillo Oct 2012 #36
SCVDem Oct 2012 #17
ItsTheMediaStupid Oct 2012 #18
Bernardo de La Paz Oct 2012 #20
high density Oct 2012 #23
NYC Liberal Oct 2012 #28
frylock Oct 2012 #25
mzkaye Oct 2012 #26
Tigress DEM Oct 2012 #29
truthisfreedom Oct 2012 #30
NeoConsSuck Oct 2012 #33
Tennessee ploughboy Oct 2012 #34
revolution breeze Oct 2012 #35

Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:44 PM

1. They should at least charge them one amero

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:44 PM

2. Time for a complaint dump for this company

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:51 PM

3. Major Cable Provider to go bankrupt after cancellations are on the upswing of 75%

 

Fucking moronic asshole cable provider.

Make sure you let them know that you are cancelling or not considering their service in the future because of what they just did.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:52 PM

4. Still a rip off

 

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:09 PM

5. Monopoly

Unfortunately because of a lot of local restrictions, Armstrong cable is the only cable television provider in many areas in western PA. They also provide internet and telephone services, and frankly bundling all three services was convenient. I use the word was because after I first heard of this story a few days ago and I began the process of dumping all of their services, which will reflect a loss of approximately $200.00 a month from my household. Several of my friends are also changing providers, and from what I see posted on facebook, so are many others.

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Response to strongermessage (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:09 PM

11. Get DirecTV

 

and go DSL/independent cable.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:45 PM

19. I'd Go With Dish

DirecTV is owned by Murdoch.

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Response to Bigredhunk (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:30 PM

24. It isn't.

 

Hasn't been for years. Owned by another right-wing guy but at least he keeps his damn mouth quiet - John Malone.

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Response to Bigredhunk (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:49 PM

27. Maybe

 

it is time to start economic sanctions against Mr Murdoch? That is democracy also. He has bought FOX and other businesses to use at his behest. If he has nobody to buy his products, you can make him suffer. He see he has gotten into sports and other ventures that he owns.

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Response to strongermessage (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:15 PM

22. good for you!

It really is a pain in the butt to make all those changes, so for going to all that trouble!

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Response to strongermessage (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:40 AM

32. I'd go for the Direct TV in that case.

Dump the landline, go to cell phones, and find another internet provider.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:16 PM

6. I saw this on my Time Warner Cable lineup as well. Of course I didn't click on it, but I'm gonna...

check it out when I get home (not the movie, but to see if it's actually free). I'm in No. Carolina, and I know how desperate they are here. The ads are nonstop.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:22 PM

7. Tanked in the box office

Seen by the same 24 dupes who went to see Atlas Shrugged. No one cares what Republicans have to say unless it's under oath, and even then no one believes them. Denish D'Souza is a major league jerkoff and a second hand fraudulent intellectual.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:02 PM

8. My boss offered me...

$100 if I would watch it. I said only if he would write that check out to Obama's campaign. He declined.

I have often wondered if he harps on me about being a Democrat because it bothers him I make him so much money. I have no complaints, he pays me well and I don't have to work in his neocon haven (I work from home).

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Response to donqpublic (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:39 PM

13. Be caredul what you do at work

 

He'll fire you for the smallest thing. That's how right wing bosses are. Happened to my father.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:07 PM

9. With Advertising Going for over $100,000 for 30 seconds

How big an in-kind donation is a full-length feature-film-sized ad?

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Response to AndyTiedye (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:09 PM

21. That's a great question

Offering this for free could be a violation of campaign finance laws.

On edit:
If I did the math right, that would be the equivalent of 180 30sec spots. $18,000,000 in-kind donation.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #21)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:17 AM

31. Koch brothers have committed $400Million to defeat Obama. Probably part of that.

The GOP can't win on ideas to solve America's challenges, all they have is fear to sell. So that's what they'll do. It's working very well among wingnut voters, sad to say.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:08 PM

10. Shouldn't this qualify as an in kind contribution to the RNC?

they're basically giving them a free ad

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:31 PM

12. I agree completely

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:58 PM

14. Way to Ugly

 

Shut this Cable Network Down.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:03 PM

15. Democrats should cancel their subscriptions and switch to other providers.

And let them know why.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:21 PM

16. The other night in a (Mormon)Marriott hotel, one of a handful of films available was 2016.

Of ALL the films they could have featured... that was one of a handful in their featured films. Pissed me off to no end.

Even tho the POS that made the film has been outed as a fucking hypocrite philanderer.

Fuck Armstrong cable. they're so Damn STUPID. Hello? You're a business that provides cable services.. you KNOW the same type of business that lost millions of subscribers during the LAST republican recession in 2007??? People cut off their services because they couldn't afford it.

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:56 AM

36. There is life after the TV's been disconnected. NT

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:44 PM

17. Do we get equal time?

I call it The Wisdom of Mitt Romney.

It's 90 minutes showing a blank etch a sketch.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:44 PM

18. Thanks to Citizens United, No That Much Impact

People are saturated at this point with misinfo/info about the election, I doubt it will be that interesting to most voters.

Those that bother to look at it are probably frothing at the mouth with Obama hatred already.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:50 PM

20. With editorializing like that, cable companies should lose any "Common Carrier" safe harbour. nt

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:16 PM

23. Frank Luntz did a focus group on the anti-obama films

This one didn't fare well and Luntz determined it had a chance of backfiring.

Many conservatives also loved Mr. D’Souza’s film and wanted it to have wider distribution. It tested poorly, however, and Mr. Luntz warned his clients that it could undermine their cause.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/24/us/politics/strident-anti-obama-messages-flood-key-states.html

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Response to high density (Reply #23)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:05 PM

28. It will pretty much only reach those who already hate Obama.

Say what you will about Michael Moore, but I know at least several conservatives who saw "Sicko" and walked away if not with their minds changed, at least acknowledging that there's a big problem that needs fixing. Even Fox gave it a good review.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:32 PM

25. 237,000 subscribers is hardly what i would consider to be "major"

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:48 PM

26. Why not just Cancel it

Go to another provider and report them to the bureau.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:08 AM

29. ARM strong. Brain WEAK. nt

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:12 AM

30. Good. It's a free country, and any cable provider willing to pay to spread a bunch of crap

to a bunch of people who aren't going to change their minds anyway is a demonstration of that cable provider's willingness to simply set money on fire.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #30)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:56 AM

33. I'm hoping you're right

but I can't help but think about how Kerry got swiftboated. By a pair of dirtbags.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:19 AM

34. Comcast, too

 

Comcast has this film at the top of their free movies list here in Tennessee. When I saw it, i immediately called their competitor, EPB Fiberoptics, and changed my cable/internet provider. I don't care if their top executives support Romney or other RepubEnrons, that is their right. When they openly politicize their businesses, however, I will not tacitly give my approval by continuing to patronize them. If Comcast chooses sides then I must choose sides also. The same goes for Domino's Pizza, which has run promotions stating that part of its revenues will go to right to life groups, and any others who engage in open support of people or causes that I find objectionable.
-TP-

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:22 AM

35. At this point, I don't think it matters

Anyone still undecided has been living under a rock for the past year.

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