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Rockstone Donating Member (633 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:47 PM
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LOL - MSNBC is practically banned in the state of Georgia
First off, if you have a hotel room here, it's not on the dial.

Then if you live here and have regular cable, it's not there either.

If you have digital cable, it is way up alone at channel 120, whereas CNNs, FOX, CNBC and the rest are all grouped together in a contiguous block of cable news stations in the 30s.

The blatancy is alarming. But it fits with the character of this modern day antebellum. This is the home of Newt Gingrich, and this is where they made over the KKK into the "kinder gentler" CCC.

:puke:
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:49 PM
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1. It would be interesting to see a timeline on when they were muscled out.
.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:51 PM
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3. I had to upgrade to digital cable in order to get MSNBC.
I originally got it just to see Donohue; I kept it so that I can see Keith.

:hi:
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Rockstone Donating Member (633 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:54 PM
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5. If I had to guess
it would be that they were never "Muscled in".

Atlanta is the home of CNN, so that part of it - local favoritism
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:49 PM
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2. The only KKK I'll ever support is "Keith, Keith, Keith"
Go ahead and laugh, guys - some of you are snickering. I know it.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:52 PM
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4. Zell might have had something to do with this too.




A farewell gift to his rethug backers.



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Little Star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:57 PM
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6. If I couldn't see MSNBC in my hotel room
there would be hell to pay! Now I gotta start asking about their cable channels before I booked a room? Jeesh!!!!
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:20 PM
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31. You can't count on your hotel cable TV getting MSNBC.
I stayed at a really decent place in Queens once that did not have it--only CNN. Sad!

Of course, I've made it a habit from now on to try to stay only in places that do offer it. It's not something you can take for granted.
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Mrspeeker Donating Member (671 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:03 PM
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7. I just went on a 28 state drive
It took me a month, was very fun I started in cali and went to florida then on to New York and headed up to Minnesota and then back home of course, and for the most part MSNBC is not in the south or midwest! Just FOX and CNN of course
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:06 PM
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8. Depends on which cable/satellite system
you have I think.

Was this Time-Warner? On Adelphia cable Fox and MSNBC were pretty close IIRC. Also on Directv FOX and MSNBC are within two chanels of each other.
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Rockstone Donating Member (633 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:13 PM
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12. I have Comcast
like the other fellow below who has the same thing with them, somewhere else.
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:09 PM
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9. Butbutbut!
I thought MSRNC was a GOP propoganda operation!!!
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:10 PM
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10. Get DIRECTV
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Ammonium Donating Member (289 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:14 PM
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13. Screw DirectTV
Know who owns DirectTV? Murdoch...

MSNBC is on channel 38(I think) here in Athens, GA on Charter cable. I'd like to say I knew more but my TV has been unplugged for months. I just couldn't take all of the corporate whoring on television and the bullshit they put on the air and call it "news and entertainment".
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:21 PM
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15. So what if Murdoch owns DTV and Fox too?
Unless you are going to go out and buy a network to give me an alternative, I don't see the point. I get great news from channels besides Fox on my DTV and I don't see George Soros or Ted Turner willing to give me any alternatives.

I'm not willing to sit in the dark without access to the newss just so I can protest Murdoch.. that's being childish.

Doug D.
Orlando, FL
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:28 PM
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17. Try Dish Network.
Instead of getting so snarky.

Murdoch is the anti-Christ. It's not childish, wanting to protect our media. I won't give him a cent.
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Mrspeeker Donating Member (671 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:34 PM
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21. I would go way out of my way to not support FOX + DTV!
10/6/06
FCC Grants Transfer of Control of Fox Television Stations, Inc. from K. Rupert Murdoch to Fox Entertainment Group, Inc.
http://www.fcc.gov

Murdoch gave up control of fox, but all the news channels are very bought and paid for. He most likly did this for tax purposes. I still think you just have to sit through the lies to get to the truth these days. I would still stay way clear of FOX and DTV though and I don't think it childish at all to not buy and support FOX and DTV as a matter of fact it's rather smart.
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:47 PM
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25. Well I DO think it's childish so get over it.
Doug D.,
Orlando, FL
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Ammonium Donating Member (289 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:55 PM
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29. Childish? lol
If your sole outlet for news and current events is the television you are being sadly left in the dark. There are people and corporations who do things that are against what I believe in and I choose not to support them with my money. You can call me childish for that all you want but in this world of ours where money rules you might want to sit down and think about it. You're knowingly letting Murdoch bend you over and you're okay with it...and you call me childish? lol...

You can watch TV on the internet, www.wwitv.com, or you could READ. The New York Times, LA Times, Le Monde(if you speak french), Washington Post are all great sources for news and information. Your local PBS station is a gold mine!
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:40 PM
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35. Duhh moron...
I obviously use the internet too..of course I read..

Stop lecturing me you obnoxious twit.

Doug D.
Orlando, FL
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:12 PM
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11. I have Comcast Digital Cable in Minnesota.
Fox News, CNN, and CNN Headline News are in a row (30, 31, and 32)

MSNBC is channel 70.
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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:17 PM
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14. same in nj..cnn channel 31- msnbc 73..i have all fox blocked so
i don't know what channels they are on..i have all fox networks blocked..by child block..

if hubby wants to see sports on fox he has to go to a pub..

fly
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Justice Is Comin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:33 PM
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19. Right on lol. Me too.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:36 PM
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22. I'm in NJ and MSBNC is 23, CNN is 25, and FOX is 26.
:shrug:

We have iO.
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Mrspeeker Donating Member (671 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:37 PM
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23. thats a great IDEA
Block FOX LOL, I will have to do that now :)
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:24 PM
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16. It must depend on what cable co you have. I have Charter,
and CNN is 28, MSNBC is 34, and FOX is 31. I'm only about 35 north of Atlanta, but it looks like the cable in the City is the one playing bias.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:07 PM
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26. I have Knolgy
I don't know what channel Faux is on, but CNN is 38 and MSNBC is 37.

And I'm in the South.
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oustemnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:29 PM
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18. broadcast TV is not much better
When I was living in Atlanta--which is about as progressive as Georgia gets, mind you--they had CBS with its evil Dan Rather buried somewhere around channel 52 or so. Sure didn't have any problem finding religious-programming stations while I was flipping through the channels looking for 60 Minutes, though.
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:21 PM
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28. That's something TOTALLY different.
Cable systems can assign any channel to a broadcast regardless of its broadcast frequency. So something that's broadcast on VHF channel 5 might be channel 4 on cable. But the broadcast frequency of a television station on a non-cable set can only be received on the associated VHF or UHF channel. What happened with CBS in Atlanta was that the company that owned the local CBS-affiliated station (VHF channel 5, then) back in the 1990's switched to Fox, so CBS had to find a new affiliate in Atlanta, and settled on UHF channel 46.
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ovidsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:44 PM
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24. Here in the Savannah area
The weekly "TV Now" in the Savannah Morning News has show and channel listings for 8 cable systems in the area that are in Georgia. It lists 6 in neighboring parts of SC.

Of the 8 in Georgia, 6 have MSNBC. All 8 have Faux and CNN. So it's not exactly banned, but there are folks that can't get it. BTW, in SC all 6 have CNN, 5 have Faux, only 3 have MSNBC.

Interesting.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:14 PM
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27. Call your cable company and gripe, do it EVERY MONTH
when the cable bill arrives!!!

One member of our family is hooked on soaps. That technique worked to get a channel called "Soapnet" on the dial!! It took a while, but a combination of phone calls and emails every month seems to have done the trick!

Considering the censorship, they're doing quite well.
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3waygeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 07:54 PM
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30. Here in red Gwinnett County
part of Newt's old district, MSNBC is on basic cable in the same block as Faux & CNN.
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Rockstone Donating Member (633 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:22 PM
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32. Must be for their three minutes of hate
you know, when they run out of gay marriage and bin laden posters
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Hosnon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:23 PM
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33. Yep. My mom got a "better" cable package JUST to get MSNBC and then
they yanked it from the lineup.

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VeggieTart Donating Member (698 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:06 PM
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34. I have Comcast digital
Conservative News Network (CNN) is 36, Faux is 37, and MSNBC is 38. I'm sorely tempted to lock out Faux News with my parental control thing. I don't even have kids, I don't need this, but it might be handy to block out the blithering boneheads.
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TroglodyteScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:10 PM
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36. I get it on regular cable in GA
Gotta catch Keith-O from time to time
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:15 PM
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37. Dallas Fort Worth Airport...Fox 24 Hours.
Fox.
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