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'Colbert,' 'SpongeBob' may go dark on Time Warner
Yahoo News ^ | 12/31/2008 | RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer

Posted on 12/31/2008 12:14:28 PM PST by Tanniker Smith

LOS ANGELES – "SpongeBob SquarePants" might get squeezed off Time Warner Cable.

Media giant Viacom Inc. said its Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and 16 other channels will go dark for 13 million subscribers at 12:01 a.m. Thursday if a new carriage fee deal with Time Warner Cable Inc. is not agreed upon by then.

The impasse would mean "SpongeBob" and other popular shows like Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" and Stephen Colbert's "The Colbert Report" will be cut off on the nation's second-largest cable operator.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 2008electionbias; boycotttimewarner; cable; fees; timelieswarnerturner; timewarner; viacom; viacommies
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Just wondering ... is losing "the Daily Show" and "Colbert" supposed to make me feel bad??
1 posted on 12/31/2008 12:14:29 PM PST by Tanniker Smith
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To: Tanniker Smith

I have Time Warner, I can give a rats behind about losing The Daily Show(that show is garbage anyway) but I am pissed about losing TV land and Comedy Central because of South Park, sucks, its bad enough Time Warner is gonna raise our bill by 5 bucks in the new year, but getting rid of channels too, maybe we will just switch to Dish Network or Direct TV


2 posted on 12/31/2008 12:16:17 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Tanniker Smith

Hear the sound of me crying?.....NOT!!!!


3 posted on 12/31/2008 12:16:22 PM PST by gramho12
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To: Tanniker Smith

We’ve been seeing this on the scroll for our catv (Comcast) all day. Unfortunately SciFi and Nickelodeon are also included in the list of channels. Losing SciFi just as the new BSG season is starting is unacceptable.


4 posted on 12/31/2008 12:16:28 PM PST by gieriscm (07 FFL / 02 SOT - www.extremefirepower.com)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Is Colbert related to Patrick Star?


5 posted on 12/31/2008 12:16:32 PM PST by Mojave (http://barackobamajokes.googlepages.com/obama_funny)
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To: Tanniker Smith

I don’t care about either of them, I’m just happy to hear Spongebob may be off.


6 posted on 12/31/2008 12:16:58 PM PST by wastedyears (In Canada, Santa says "Ho Ho, eh?")
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To: Tanniker Smith

Losing Colbert I can take, but SpongeBob? How much must we endure?!


7 posted on 12/31/2008 12:17:15 PM PST by 6SJ7 (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I’ve been resarching DishNet vs DirectTv. DirectTv looks cheaper for us.


8 posted on 12/31/2008 12:17:34 PM PST by gieriscm (07 FFL / 02 SOT - www.extremefirepower.com)
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To: Tanniker Smith
No Spongebob?


9 posted on 12/31/2008 12:17:38 PM PST by Andonius_99 (There are two sides to every issue. One is right, the other is wrong; but the middle is always evil.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

If I were you, I would NOT try Direct TV. I wish I had a choice!


10 posted on 12/31/2008 12:18:51 PM PST by Former Fetus
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To: gieriscm

Can I get the sports channels(NBA TV, etc, not NBA League Pass, I know that costs extra) but if Direct TV comes with a good package for cheap we just might go ahead with it.


11 posted on 12/31/2008 12:20:06 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Tanniker Smith

TW has been emboldened by seeming to win their fight with the NFL and is now taking on a fight they won’t win. Viacom controls way too many channels that are very popular, the letters are probably already storming in. Expect the NFL to use this to their advantage, TW will lose both fights because they picked one too many.


12 posted on 12/31/2008 12:20:11 PM PST by dilvish
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To: Tanniker Smith
I'd be happy if they'd just let me buy, say, a dozen channels. Maybe 2 dozen for when I get the urge to stretch a little.

Right now I have hundreds of channels that I neither watch nor listen to (yup, we got radio on TV!). I bet most of America would follow that lead. Even the folks that feel like they're getting a bargain paying twice as much for five times as many channels would realize their mistake soon enough.

13 posted on 12/31/2008 12:20:52 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Teachers open the door. It's up to you to enter. Before the late bell. When I close the door.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Good riddance to permanently unseen intellectual programming!


14 posted on 12/31/2008 12:21:21 PM PST by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I didn’t look at the sports channels as they’re not a priority in my house. With a toddler it’s usually All Dora, All The Time. Vamenos!


15 posted on 12/31/2008 12:21:47 PM PST by gieriscm (07 FFL / 02 SOT - www.extremefirepower.com)
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To: Former Fetus

So which is better to go with in your opinion, right now we pay around 86 bucks(including internet) from Time Warner, sometimes the damn internet goes out and we try calling them and of course they are smart they don’t respond because others are complaining too, I heard that next year the bill will go up by 5 bucks. We have the digital box in one room, and the rest of the house has regular cable


16 posted on 12/31/2008 12:21:52 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Tanniker Smith
The impasse would mean "SpongeBob" and other popular shows like Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" and Stephen Colbert's "The Colbert Report" will be cut off on the nation's second-largest cable operator.

And nothing of value was lost.

17 posted on 12/31/2008 12:23:46 PM PST by garbanzo (Government is not the solution to our problems. Government is the problem.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

If it was Turner Classic Movies and all of the Discovery channels that are being blacked out, then I would be disappointed, but I’m online often anyways.


18 posted on 12/31/2008 12:24:48 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Time-Lies-Warner-Turner won’t be shedding any tears over silencing the “comedy” news programs on Viacommie’s Comedy Central network.


19 posted on 12/31/2008 12:34:21 PM PST by weegee ("Let Me Just Cut You Off, Because I Don't Want You To Waste Your Question" - B.Obama Dec 16, 2008)
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To: Publius6961
Looks like some parents will loose their babysitters! I could care less! i don't let my grand kids watch any TV that I haven't T bo’d!
20 posted on 12/31/2008 12:39:22 PM PST by katiekins1
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To: Tanniker Smith

Talked to Mom today, their satellite company could not reach a deal with the local ABC affiliate to carry local ABC programming, and Mom wants to watch Penn State vs. USC. The old rabbit ears on my brother’s black and white TV are not bringing in a clear signal, anybody know where she might be able to see this online?


21 posted on 12/31/2008 12:42:53 PM PST by hunter112 (We seem to be on an excrement river in a Native American watercraft without a propulsion device.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

All I can tell you is Direct TV. We pay around $60 a month, no internet, for the basic package and the 3 local networks, only one tv (others are extra but I don’t remember how much). The main reason I would like to change is the customer service: due dates changed without warning, service cutoff if you did not know of unannounced changes in due date, rude customer service representatives... Also, and I realize that is not their fault, every time it rains a little bit hard we lose the satellite signal. Most of the time it is nothing more than an aggravation, but when there’s severe weather I wish I could keep my tv on! Oh, I forgot, once upon a time I had the satellite bill as a draft on my checking account, but they started charging me twice a month! It happened several times and I didn’t always get a refund or a credit, so I discontinued the draft and now I pay on-line.


22 posted on 12/31/2008 12:53:14 PM PST by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus
You can always watch the Chinese Version of SpongeBob ...

Chinese SpongeBob
23 posted on 12/31/2008 12:55:30 PM PST by Scythian
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Don't worry TW will add a few more Spanish, shopping, and home shows to fill the empty slots.

The basic tier is crap and they charge too much for higher tiers.

I'd love an ala’ cart ability but that would sink the above mentioned channels.

24 posted on 12/31/2008 1:00:21 PM PST by PeteB570 (NRA - Life member and Black Rifle owner)
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To: katiekins1
i don't let my grand kids watch any TV that I haven't T bo’d!

Do they make fun of the fact that grandma fails to capitalize?

Do they make fun of the fact that she does not know what "Tivo" is?

Or is T bo’d some kind of new thing?

If I were your grandkids, I'd run away and find someone literate to guide me.

25 posted on 12/31/2008 1:02:55 PM PST by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: humblegunner
Well aren't u a smart A$$! I taught my grandkids that arrogant over educated IDOTS like you behave like the very people they claim to DETEST! What does that mean you may ask your arrogant self...it means you are the definition of hypocrisy!BTW...MR GUNNER! YOU SPELLED GRANDKIDS WRONG! LOOKS LIKE YOU SHOT YOURSELF IN DA FOOT! OOOPS I MEANT A$$
26 posted on 12/31/2008 1:20:43 PM PST by katiekins1
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To: humblegunner

Better be careful who you Bully Mr. Gunner!


27 posted on 12/31/2008 1:22:17 PM PST by katiekins1
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To: humblegunner

Taught my grand kids another lesson, as I was verbally dismembering your arrogant A$$, I demonstrated to my grand kid how you take care of BULLYS


28 posted on 12/31/2008 1:24:31 PM PST by katiekins1
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To: katiekins1

Looks to me like you both spelled grandkids G-R-A-N-D-K-I-D-S. Color me confused.


29 posted on 12/31/2008 1:55:19 PM PST by Dan Middleton
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To: garbanzo

Spongebob is the BEST thing on TV. and I’m 52 years old. Goes to show you that TV isn’t worth much at all.


30 posted on 12/31/2008 1:55:31 PM PST by jrg
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To: Tanniker Smith

Spike is one of the channels. That and a couple others would be missed.
MTV,VH1, etc.... bye-bye. I hope.


31 posted on 12/31/2008 1:59:25 PM PST by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: Dan Middleton
I really don't give a rats BOOTY how confused people get in here. The problem I see in here is the victimization and bullying of other members. This is not the first time I have been brunt of some body’s stoooopid remarks.
32 posted on 12/31/2008 2:03:33 PM PST by katiekins1
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To: hunter112

She should be able to get live broadcasts from a TV station online.

Tell her to put the local ABC stations call letters in Google (or any) search.

Go to the web page and see if they stream. Some do

If the local one doesn’t, try WABC of a large audience station..


33 posted on 12/31/2008 2:12:00 PM PST by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: katiekins1

Please, I have no side in this little flare-up between the two of you, I’m just curious about the issue of the word “grandkids.” Perhaps the issue is whether it’s one word or two: he says “grandkids, “you said “grand kids.” But then again, you also say “some body” instead of “somebody.” Come on, help me out here.


34 posted on 12/31/2008 2:14:57 PM PST by Dan Middleton
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To: Vinnie

Thanks, but her local station doesn’t have live feeds. Perhaps someone here knows of a station website that might be able to provide a live stream of the Penn State vs. USC game.


35 posted on 12/31/2008 2:21:27 PM PST by hunter112 (We seem to be on an excrement river in a Native American watercraft without a propulsion device.)
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To: Dan Middleton
Please don't patronize me. I only made a comment about Sponge Bob. The level of intelligience in here is apparent. But the level of emotional retardism is huge! I also notice the EMOTIONAL RETARDS are mainly male. The issue of the damn spelling bee that took place in here isn't the issue. And now at the age of 53 I have to get a spelling lesson from you.
36 posted on 12/31/2008 2:30:32 PM PST by katiekins1
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To: hunter112

Try this

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/live


37 posted on 12/31/2008 2:31:34 PM PST by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: katiekins1

You were clearly trying to give Humblegunner tit for tat with a spelling lesson of your own. The problem is that he doesn’t seem to have actually misspelled anything, which is what made me curious about whether perhaps I had misunderstood or overlooked something. Apparently, I did not; rather, it was you who was mistaken when you quibbled over Humblegunner’s spelling of “grandkids.”


38 posted on 12/31/2008 2:37:14 PM PST by Dan Middleton
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To: Tanniker Smith

Any idea how I can find out if my cable is affected? I went to the main page for my cable company — nothing there.

I don’t care about Comey Central, but my husband will miss Sci Fi


39 posted on 12/31/2008 2:42:37 PM PST by SoftballMominVA
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Dear Mr. Middleton,

Please spar me your pathetic interpretation of the comments. Now who is quibbeling? it certainly isn't me. Like I stated earlier, the spelling bee isn't the issue. The level of emotionally retarded bully's in here is laughable! I typed t bo for the simple reason I don't have a T BO! I have a DVR. Now if I would of typed DVR I'm willing to bet I would of been sarcastically corrected on that as well. Please do me and others a service and move on! The (spelling bee) is now adjourned.

40 posted on 12/31/2008 2:48:25 PM PST by katiekins1
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I was verbally dismembering your arrogant A$$

I guess I missed that part. I saw a bunch of ignorant bluster, no dismembering.

YOU SPELLED GRANDKIDS WRONG!

How so? And your caps-lock key is stuck.

I taught my grandkids that arrogant over educated IDOTS

What is an "idot"? Is it similar to a "T bo’d"?

Is English perhaps not your native language?

41 posted on 12/31/2008 2:52:13 PM PST by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: SoftballMominVA

hmmm..... make that Comedy Central :)


42 posted on 12/31/2008 2:56:16 PM PST by SoftballMominVA
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To: katiekins1

Maybe if you’d give a look into standard English spelling and punctuation, that wouldn’t happen.


43 posted on 12/31/2008 3:00:22 PM PST by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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To: katiekins1
Criminy, what are you, a troll?
44 posted on 12/31/2008 3:01:46 PM PST by Centurion2000 (To protect and defend ... against all enemies, foreign and domestic .... by any means necessary.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Good riddance to Nickelodeon, the homosexual anti-God indoctrination channel for children.


45 posted on 12/31/2008 3:02:49 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Tanniker Smith
Fork over the dough

Time Warner

46 posted on 12/31/2008 3:11:19 PM PST by BBell
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To: Centurion2000
I see where's there is one there is three more. Troll I'm not. Please listen up! I have been a member of free republic since October. As you can see I have never posted a thread. Nor have I ever sarcastically picked on another person for mis spelled words. Its a pathetic common occurance in free republic. I see it every single day. Let me ask you, are you a part of the pathetic troubeling pattern of bad behavior in here?
47 posted on 12/31/2008 3:15:10 PM PST by katiekins1
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To: katiekins1

katiekins1
Displaying illiteracy since Oct 27, 2008

view home page, enter name:
I’m a *Typical White Person* who cannot spell or capitalize.

48 posted on 12/31/2008 3:15:42 PM PST by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: Tanniker Smith
Just wondering ... is losing "the Daily Show" and "Colbert" supposed to make me feel bad??

No. But loosing South Park will......
49 posted on 12/31/2008 3:16:54 PM PST by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Requiescat In Pace)
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To: katiekins1

I hate you.


50 posted on 12/31/2008 3:19:23 PM PST by Lazamataz (Illegal Zombies: Just Eating the Brains that Ordinary Americans Won't Eat)
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