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Old February 21st, 2013, 10:27 AM   #1
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Default Comcast to no longer run ads with weapons

http://www.wlns.com/story/21254047/c...s-with-weapons

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - An announcement by cable giant Comcast says they will no longer run ads with firearms or weapons.

Classic Arms owner Yvonne Evanoff-Joseph got the call and says she was furious at the announcement.

"They've had no problem taking our money untill now. And this is all of the hysteria our current administration has created because of their feelings about guns and gun control," said Evanoff-Joseph.

Comcast says the gun control debate didn't trigger their decision. In a statement from Comcast they say:

"Consistent with long standing NBC policies, Comcast spotlight has decided it will not accept new advertising for firearms or weapons moving forward. This policy aligns us with the guidelines in place at many media organizations."

But Evanoff-Joseph isn't buying it.

"To discriminate against us for the mental condition of this country is wrong," said Evanoff-Joseph.

Comcast made the decision earlier this month, around the time it acquired NBC Universal. They say it won't affect ads for stores like Dick's sporting goods that sell guns, as long as their ads don't include firearms or weapons.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 04:18 PM   #2
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Regardless of their stance on weapons, Comcast can eat a dick.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 04:19 PM   #3
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Old February 21st, 2013, 04:20 PM   #4
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Old February 21st, 2013, 04:21 PM   #5
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Old February 21st, 2013, 04:26 PM   #6
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But they will carry ads for 'A Good Day To Die Hard'
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Old February 21st, 2013, 06:25 PM   #7
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If I had a decent alternative I would switch.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 06:28 PM   #8
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If I had a decent alternative I would switch.
Can't you get Uverse?

I'm quite happy with it...

Fuck Comcast.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 06:54 PM   #9
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Last I knew, no. But it has been some time.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 07:01 PM   #10
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Can't you get Uverse?

I'm quite happy with it...

Fuck Comcast.
I want Uverse bad... Not offered in my area yet.
I've herd nothing but good things
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Old February 21st, 2013, 07:08 PM   #11
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How about wow?
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Old February 21st, 2013, 07:27 PM   #12
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"Consistent with long standing NBC policies, Comcast spotlight has decided it will not accept new advertising for firearms or weapons moving forward. This policy aligns us with the guidelines in place at many media organizations."


Comcast made the decision earlier this month, around the time it acquired NBC Universal. They say it won't affect ads for stores like Dick's sporting goods that sell guns, as long as their ads don't include firearms or weapons.
So no firearm ads is a NBC policy. Seems weird to buy a company and take on its policies.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 07:55 PM   #13
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How about wow?

As of about a year ago we had no other option here.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 08:44 PM   #14
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I've herd nothing but good things
FWIW, I didn't care for it. The HD picture quality wasn't even close to what we had with Dish Network. They pump up the colors to make the picture more vibrant, but they compress the hell out of it. I also absolutely hated the DVR. If you've never had a Tivo or Dish Network DVR, that likely won't bother you.

It is doubtful they will ever have the PQ of cable or satellite. They shot themselves in the foot by running fiber to the neighborhoods and then running on copper to the homes. There isn't enough bandwidth to fit TV, phone and the fat internet pipes people want. Even though they've run fiber straight in at some homes (so I've heard), they're stuck with pushing the same product (same feeds) to everybody.

We primarily watch on a 50" TV and I'm picky as hell. Most people are OK with it... Happy even. All I know is... the first time I watched a NASCAR race on U-Verse, I was almost angry.

It didn't help that the AT&T tech stole one of my diplexers from the Dish system. He denied it of course, but who the hell took it if it wasn't him.

We still have U-Verse for phone and internet though! Love U-verse for that. The TV service is fine, if you know what you're getting. You're getting features, not picture quality. Everybody was telling us how wonderful it was, but as it turns out, none of them had ever had Dish Network, DirecTV or a Tivo.

I'm not a fan of Comcast either...
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Old February 21st, 2013, 09:15 PM   #15
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Not having cable/satellite IS an alternative
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Old February 21st, 2013, 09:20 PM   #16
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how much does Uverse cost? Im looking for highspeed internet, 1 DVR, 1 HD tv. I would drop comcast.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 04:10 AM   #17
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http://www.abc12togo.com/autojuice?t...-cable-network

Doesn't Walmart sell guns? Think they won't let them advertise? Doubtful.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 04:26 AM   #18
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I had uverse and agree with the above. I have had dish and the user freindlyness of the system was ok with uverse. I am now with wow and it 10000000 x's better for about 30 less a month and a shit ton more.

So the alternatives i would recommend in order are:
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 05:09 AM   #19
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I have Charter in Davision, Williams Gun Sight right down the street from me are pist about not being able to advertise as they did for many years. Charter sucks anyhow
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 06:22 AM   #20
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I had Dish Network for years but dropped it to get high speed internet. I checked and Uverse is now available but if the quality isn't there, that's not a good solution either.
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