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DUMP Comcast Cable TV

Dump Comcast! Comcast has taken over all Portland area cable TV. Yes, this is the same Comcast that refuses to run antiwar programming because of their close ties to the Bush administration. It's time for all of us to pull the cable plug and switch to satellite TV or better yet, switch off our TVs altogether. Everyone who is concerned about our growing media monopolies should contact Comcast and tell them what you think of their actions.
Dump Comcast! Comcast has taken over all Portland area cable TV. Yes, this is the same Comcast that refuses to run antiwar programming because of their close ties to the Bush administration. It's time for all of us to pull the cable plug and switch to satellite TV or better yet, switch off our TVs altogether. Everyone who is concerned about our growing media monopolies should contact Comcast and tell them what you think of their actions. C. Michael Armstrong Comcast Corporation 1500 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 corporate_communications@comcast.com AntiWar Video Fund News Advisory FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 14, 2003 PRINCETON PEACE MEDIA PROJECT ASKS FCC FOR COMCAST PROBE Princeton, New Jersey, April 14, 2003. The AntiWar Video Fund (AWVF), a Princeton based peace media project, has filed a formal letter of complaint with the Federal Communications Commission seeking a probe of Comcast Corporation's last-minute decision to cancel an anti-war ad timed to coincide with the President's State of the Union speech. The letter, addressed to FCC Chairman Michael Powell, states that Comcast had ample advance opportunity to review the ad and backed out of an agreement to air it only after publicity about the ad had reached Washington D.C. and at a time when it was too late to find alternative outlets. "The fair inference," the letter says, "is that political influence was brought to bear on Comcast..." According to Dan Preston, a co-founder of the AWVF, the group hopes, at a minimum, that the FCC will require Comcast to explain its conduct - including the company's recent incorrect claim to a reporter that it eventually aired the anti-war ad. "Comcast continues to make questionable statements about its conduct," said Preston, "and our complaint will set the record straight." The FCC is currently considering rule changes which would permit further concentration of media ownership. The AWVF letter states that "media concentration poses profound dangers for democratic governance" and states that "as citizens, we deserve more, not fewer, outlets for political and cultural expression." The letter is copied to Senators Jon Corzine, Senator Frank Lautenberg, Representative Rush Holt, as well as to all other members of the Commission. A copy of the FCC complaint letter can be found at AWVF.com.
Yeah...rrrrright 21.Apr.2003 12:51

big bopper

find something usefull to complain about

who to contact 21.Apr.2003 12:55

Bill

Sorry the above all ran together. Here is the Comcast person to contact:

C. Michael Armstrong
Comcast Corporation
1500 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
 corporate_communications@comcast.com

Huh... 21.Apr.2003 13:38

Trilox Woodsman

I was under the impression that 99% of the liberal socialists that come here don't have evil capitalist cable in the first place...

Trilox, this was written for the other 1% 21.Apr.2003 14:21

Cable Bill

This was written for people like you, Trilox

Wrong... 21.Apr.2003 14:49

Trilox Woodsman

"This was written for people like you, Trilox"

Never had cable and never will. I never had tv nor electricity to run a tv at the commune where I grew up so I suppose I didn't take to it. I do have a tv but about all I watch is Survivor (the social dynamic is much like this site) Oregon Field Guide and Globetrekker on OPB when they aren't having a begathon.

Pretty funny. 21.Apr.2003 16:05

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Someone posting as 'Trilox Woodsman' feels compelled to call other posters on this site 'commies', yet someone posting as 'Trilox Woodsman' is the only person on this site, that I have seen, that claims to have grown up on a commune.

Its called "FREE WILL" 21.Apr.2003 18:12

Trilox Woodsman

"Someone posting as 'Trilox Woodsman' feels compelled to call other posters on this site 'commies', yet someone posting as 'Trilox Woodsman' is the only person on this site, that I have seen, that claims to have grown up on a commune."

Maybe no one ever told you but as a minor you generally have to live with your parents until you are 18. I can't believe how stupid you are. How do you expect me to debate you when I have to educate you first?

Just cancel it 21.Apr.2003 19:47

anonymous

TV is a lousy waste of time. Save a little money, and save your brain by canceling cable.

what is my options for internet, dialup? 21.Apr.2003 20:14

nancy reagan

Look. Comcast raised my cable internet bill from 45 bucks a month to 55 bucks a month.

I will stop paying for this immediately.

Serious about dialup? 21.Apr.2003 21:27

anonymous

Are you serious about going back to dialup? You might find it slow. I like it, however because I never left it. Earthlink provides good service. I think they have a 45 day free period and/or 6 mo. half price offer. I've seen both recently. Half price means $10. Check out their website if you're interested.

Oh I'm Sorry Who's house did you say you were paying for 10.Aug.2003 17:42

Jack Tracks

The next time you pay your cable bill remember it's Brian Roberts House you are paying for, not your own. 48% cut in employee wages unless you lost your job and lost 100%. Hey guys lets sell and make them think we are here only for them. Yea right. Oh and while we are at it lets run a guy from France on TV while we raise the cable bill 34%. Any one for a field trip to Capital Hill.

Hey Trilox - since you "hate" TV 04.Mar.2004 21:16

not a lemming

Try reading some books that will most likely not say what you want to hear or, even more so, want to believe, but can at the very least give you some breadth of scope: The Great Unraveling; or Thieves in High Places; or Bushwhacked. True, they are not at all complimentary of the current administration but not all negative (albeit factual) comments are pointed at Bush, at Republicans or at the far right. There's plenty to go around but it sure is nice to have some information from which to CHOOSE rather than suck up the same anemic pablum offered to us by the media giants and talking heads (usually whining or ranting heads). Think about thinking thoroughly - it takes guts, time and effort but it would be worth keeping our Republic by spending that time and effort.