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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-23-08 11:33 AM
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153. Nice try. But the only lies here are from your keyboard.
Let's just focus on your words:

"I'm trying to think of any product in American history where the government said "This new product is just so damned good, you simply have to have it or else you can't have one at all...."

"The only message being repeated ad nauseam is that it's all being done because digital tv is so awesome, so much better...."

"Of course, there is no way they'd tell you why they REALLY are requiring you to go digital -- so that they can a) have the ability to pull the plug and shut down communication at a moment's notice, something which cannot be done with an over-the-air analog broadcast signal, and b) require DRM-like copy protection on your digital devices, as a stroke to their big-media contributors."

Now, for you to claim that you weren't suggesting that the government is engaged in a campaign to hide the reason for the transition is simply a lie. You were pinning on the government and all I did was point out (a) that the ads you cite aren't from the government and (b) the statements that the government is making about the reason for the transition don't focus only on the improved qualtiy of the picture. You can dance around it all you want, but you can't rebut it.

As for the rest of your post, I clearly indicated that I was addressing other contentions made in this thread, not just contentions in your OP. Sorry, if there is a lie here, its your claim that I was addressing something you wrote when I discussed these other matters.

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