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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:58 AM
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"Discovery launching network for rich men in Sept"
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110414/ap_en_tv/us_tv_velo...

NEW YORK Discovery Communications Inc. is launching a television network for rich guys and their toys.

Called Velocity, the new network will replace the current network HD Theater in some 40 million homes on Sept. 25, Discovery officials said Thursday. The target audience is men with incomes of $150,000 a year and more.

"We just felt like this was a space missing in the marketplace," said David Zaslav, president and CEO of Discovery Communications.
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Find them, and tax them.

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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:12 AM
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1. I figured this was an Onion article
Was I wrong
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:23 AM
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2. We are a nation of fools. nt
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:11 AM
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4. A fool and his money are soon... um nevermind.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:04 AM
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3. They gave Discovery Health to Oprah.
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 08:05 AM by Jamastiene
Discovery Health is now the rich women's network. It sucks too.

I guess they figure they should give equal time to rich men.

Either way, it is going to suck. They do away with quality programing then fill the time with shit to rub our noses in the fact that the other 99% of us can barely afford to have a place to live and something to eat. And of that other 99% of us, there are many many people who do not even have that.

Discovery is working hard to become less and less worth watching at all.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:37 AM
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5. wrong spot. nt
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 09:38 AM by Javaman
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:38 AM
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6. it will be 2 hours of actual "programming" with the rest nothing but
infomericals for "how to get rich" and "buy gold now!"

Because the last people who will watch this horseshit will be the rich.
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