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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 08:02 PM
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FUCK YOU COMCAST!
Edited on Fri Jan-21-11 08:07 PM by Joanne98
:argh:

Comcast owns MSNBC. Meet Phil Anschutz, major Comcast shareholder and virtual ATM for the GOP.

November 05, 2010 12:14 PM
What Role Did Comcast Play in Keith Olbermann's Suspension?--UPDATED

By karoli

Comcast now owns MSNBC after their acquisition was completed earlier this year, despite protestations from many of us. A look at campaign finance disclosures for several organizations shows that Phil Anschutz,



chairman of Comcast major shareholder and content partner with Comcast, donated large sums of money to the First Amendment Alliance, one of the largest outside groups targeting Democrats in the 2010 midterm elections.

The Anschutz Corporation, wholly owned by Phil Anschutz, gave $50,000 on 9/24/2010 to the First Amendment Alliance. The two candidates targeted by the First Amendment Alliance? Jack Conway and Michael Bennet.

Keith Olbermann gave to Jack Conway's campaign along with Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords.

In addition, the Anschutz family donated $169,900 to Republican candidates and committees during the 2010 election cycle, according to Open Secrets.

Additionally, Comcast Corporation has contributed $125,000 to the Republican Governors' Association in the 2010 cycle (as of 9/30/2010).

http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/what-role-did-comcast-...
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NuclearDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 08:02 PM
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1. Seriously, fuck Comcast right in the fucking face
This is Grade A BULLSHIT
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 08:03 PM
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2. They need to suffer for this! Fuckers. Hit 'em where it hurts, shut them off and down!
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 08:03 PM
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3. I second that emotion.
nt

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BillORightsMan Donating Member (921 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 08:04 PM
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4. ..and the horses you rode in on
Edited on Fri Jan-21-11 08:06 PM by BillORightsMan
:kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick:

imbillorightsmanandiapprovethismessage
:patriot:

www.BrickTeeVee.com
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No Passaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 08:07 PM
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5. I will not watch MSNBC again
So long suckers. Enjoy your shit ratings
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 11:34 PM
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20. +1. I'm done with them.
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 03:04 AM
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24. Good for you. They won't be watched in this house either.
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delightfulstar Donating Member (402 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 03:08 AM
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25. +1, Comcast SUCKS! n/t
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muffin1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 08:08 PM
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6. FUCKING-A!!!!!!!!!!!!
FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:

:nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke:

:argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 08:09 PM
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7. Agreed
but wouldn't it be nice if he becomes the Press Secretary?
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teabaghater Donating Member (89 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 08:20 PM
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10. Fuck Comcast
Fuck Republicans(all). I am so mad. It's the only show I watched on the stinking TV.
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Maraya1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:00 PM
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13. Can you switch to Direct TV? Much better company and you can then tell
comcast that you left because they stopped Keith Olbermann
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 11:06 PM
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14. Dish Network is also a good choice!
And they've had FSTV on for many years longer than DirecTV has had.

Don't know how much management is left over from the times that DirecTV was owned by NewsCorp, but I still don't trust them fully, though they've made better moves lately now.
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davidwparker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 11:23 PM
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16. +1
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 05:01 AM
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28. Murdock owns Direct TV
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:27 AM
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31. That's not true anymore.
Murdoch is out of DirecTV now.
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:03 PM
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38. I'm trying to remember the details of the sale, but I think it might have been "creative"
Edited on Sat Jan-22-11 12:04 PM by cascadiance
I think the company Newscorp sold DirecTV to also traded a lot of its own stock back to NewsCorp, so that though NewsCorp doesn't control DirecTV directly any more, they could control them indirectly through controlling of DirecTV's parent company moreso. It's a minority stake I think, but I think it might be a pretty sizable minority stake, which might get them enough votes to "control" things, especially if others with votes are aligned with NewsCorp in some fashion as well.

I'm guessing that that sort of game is a typical way that many companies "hide" their control over our media now. I think I had the same concern over XM radio, which was also owned by NewsCorp as well and "sold off". And of course now XM and Sirius are now merged as well providing a satellite radio monopoly.
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RavensChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 07:11 PM
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45. That's what I'm going to do.
Besides, I'll be moving soon so this is one thing I can check off my list now!

Comcast, I never knew ye.

And, oh yes, fuck you!!!!

I feel better now.
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RavensChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 07:07 PM
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44. That would be beautiful!
But sadly I don't see that happening anytime soon. Then again, we can dream.

:-)
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No Passaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 08:15 PM
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8. video
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 08:16 PM
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9. DITTO! Dirty rotten scumbags K + R
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jtrockville Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 08:25 PM
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12. Throw a bird to the FCC too. Bastards.
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 11:13 PM
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15. also a major ed deformer & funder of "waiting for superman"
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 11:24 PM
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17. !
Rec'd.
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 11:31 PM
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18. I'm so fucking angry I've fucking decided it was the fuckingly perfect opportunity to fucking
use the word fuck for the first fucking time.

:hide:
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kudzu22 Donating Member (426 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:10 AM
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22. And a marvelous job you did of it, too! n/t
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 02:24 AM
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23. ...
:hide:

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salinen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:32 AM
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34. Actually
you sound like an old pro.
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 06:57 PM
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43. I've always picked things up very quickly, but it took six years of seeing the word
used frequently at DU before I used it. ;)
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 11:33 PM
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19. I just dumped those fuckers as my interweb provider
and I dumped cable tv a kabillion years ago. So glad I did - they are rat fuckers.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 04:21 AM
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27. Yeah, I'm not happy with my interweb provider and had discussed
with the family about returning to Comcast. That is now over.
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:21 PM
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39. They pretty much got a monopoly, don't they.
Happily there's a Clear tower close to my house and I'm getting excellent reception and service. I know they can be pretty spotty based on location, so I lucked out I guess.
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 11:35 PM
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21. So. Will AT&T or Verizon be the mediums of choice???
I suggest that research is done first. The amounts of money that the article mentioned is peanuts compared to the millions that AT&T and Verizon contributed to either the republican party of republican candidates. Comcast has a lot of democrats in high levels in the company. My guess is that the major stockholder than is mentioned in the article got involved funding Comcast when Comcast grew too fast a decade or more back and ran into financial troubles. More recent investors are either democrats or sensitive to democratic causes.
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undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 03:21 AM
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26. FUCK U COMCAST!
Edited on Sat Jan-22-11 03:26 AM by undergroundpanther
FUCK YOUR right wing greedy evil bullshit!!


May Sekhmet awaken and hunt Comcast the paper monster and crash the satellites with her claw..
May the greedy CEO and their propaganda be reduced to silence in the face of truth
talking to power,rendering the powerful, powerless.

May this consolidation of media,power and resources be broken and taken away from the greedy,
May the few powerful be forced to bow down to the many & exploited.
May those who exploit be crushed by the consequences of their own ruthless ambitions.
Reality intrude upon the "beautiful minds" that cause such suffering and censorship.

May the corporate pigs learn to shiver in anxiety from
the thundering voices of all the minds and hearts of
whom they want to control betray and abuse for profit!!

Sekhmet,
Lady of the Flaming Mane,
Lady of the Silent Roar Within,
Finder of the Ways,
She Who is the Flame Within the Darkness,
She Who Perseveres in Time of Struggle,
Sekhmet, who rouseth the people..

Hear me now..and send your arrows of hekau
that pierce the hearts of those
who's greed and ambition to control
is never satisfied,
the paper lie that is Comcast.

Reveal the truth,restore Maat to this land.





I feel better now.
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Loge23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:09 AM
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29. This Revolution WILL be televised!
Comcast now represents the greatest threat to liberty amongst all of the predatory corporations.
They control media and access.
The line in the sand has been drawn.

With apologies to the great Gil Scott-Heron, this revolution IS being televised.
It is incumbent upon all of us to develop alternative sources for information now - even if it requires us to sign off the grid (internet/television) until we can find an alternative.

We're in deep shit with the SCOTUS decision and the colossally dangerous precedent set by the takeover of media by this conglomerate.
Soon, it will be Comcast and News Corp. only. The only power we have now is in our collective ability as consumers. We must use it and use it well.

I advocate all non-violent and non-criminal means possible to stop these enemies of freedom. Our best alternative now is economic.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:15 AM
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30. How much has comcast given to Republicans off the books or though a proxy?
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:29 AM
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32. I have the same sentiment.
power in numbers a complete boycott is necessary, too bad Rachel is still there.
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salinen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:30 AM
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33. The good news is
Now that we have Citizens United, we'll never know how much Comcast gave to the right wing.
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grahamhgreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 10:04 AM
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35. I am dumping Comcast over this.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 11:13 AM
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36. Yeah, and how many here will dump their precious cable because of it?
DISH is owned by Murdoch, so let's not even go there. Honestly, I don't know why anyone pays for TV anymore. Between internet content and Netflix one can see just about anything they want to without lining a right winger's pockets.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 11:19 AM
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37. + 1,000,000,000... What You Said !!! - HUGE K & R !!!
:applause: :applause: :applause:

:kick:
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Doubting Thomas Donating Member (81 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 03:16 PM
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40. That's it!
I'm dropping Comcast. Satellite TV is probably no better, but at least it's something I can do. If you also decide to drop Comcast, be sure to tell them why.
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 03:17 PM
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41. K & R
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 03:19 PM
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42. The corpofascists will not stop until they have it all... by any means necessary.
Things will likely get worse and worse.



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