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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:56 AM

Ohio cable company, run by Romney donor, airing anti-Obama film

Oct 23, 2012

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.

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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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Maximumnegro Oct 2012 #1
catbyte Oct 2012 #2
chillfactor Oct 2012 #4
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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:56 AM

1. Too little too late

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:04 AM

2. Pathetic. DirecTV a pretty good alternative to Armstrong. Vote with your wallet

Avoid Dish, though. They're either going to or are carrying Glenn Beck's Blaze Channel.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:11 AM

4. I have Dish and I really like it....

i do not have to watch Beck....if we changed cable providers every time they carry or drop someone or something we do not agree with...we would run out of providers....

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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:07 AM

3. it will appeal to people who already hate the black man in the White House....

to the rest of us with critical-thinking skills, reasoning power, and good old common sense it will make no difference at all...it will be recognized as the fear-mongering tool that it is...

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:50 AM

5. Funny, is he declaring that as in in-kind donation to the Romney campaign?

Someone needs to file an complaint with both the SEC and the FCC.

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