Skip to comments.“Magic” Mandate: Democrats force Comcast to create new “black programming”
Posted on 02/26/2012 4:50:24 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing
Magic Johnson slam-dunked an alley-oop tossed up by Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Attorney General Eric Holders office in conjunction with the FCC. The sweet-heart play emerged from a back-door screen set by these Democrats against cable giant Comcast during its merger with NBCUniversal.
But the score required little magic and a lot of political pressure from the left. WashingtonFreeBeacon.com reports:
(Excerpt) Read more at americanvisionnews.com ...
================It is the first of 10 new networksthe majority of which are owned by African-American and Latino businessmenthat Comcast will launch by 2018, per its agreement with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Justice to “diversify the cable landscape.”=================
We’re becoming more and more like the old obsolete Soviet Union every day.
Exactly what law is it that Congress 'made' with regard to this story.
"pressure from Democratic politicians..." isn't the same as a law.
BTW...you can determine where this websites bread is buttered by the phrase "Democratic politicians". It should be Democrat politicians. A phrase that Democrats hate.
I can’t be the only person who has noticed the media, TV particularly, has been completely given over to Blacks.
More than once, I have skipped through all the roughly dozen channels I get off the air and found nothing but Blacks on every channel.
This is during the daytime.
No. But they do have the power to put them out of business. It's so nice, don't you see.
Golly - reruns of the Jeffersons on 10 channels!
The election of President Barack Hussein Obama, an avowed Marxist Communist, closed a significant chapter in American History. It ended our sixty year Cold War with Communism and the Communists won the war.
I agree. We were sold out by people claiming to be Americans. What a disgrace. I have learned one thing though, there are U.S. citizens and there are Americans. The two aren’t even close to being similar.
So Mad Maxine is "one Socialist" that is gonna "take over all of those companies" as well, right?
And "the government" is going to "run all of those companies."
Is that what "this liberal is all about" AGAIN Maxine?
What a worthless commie bitch...
Well...actually...no they don't. They think they do but they do not.
In a Judge Napolitano vein...what if Comcast stood up and said 'no'? What if Congress pushed back? What if Comcast said, "Go for it and we'll use our millions to sue your ass."
Eventually the politicians would back down because it would come down to rule of law. And as yet there are no laws that would allow the pols to force Comcast to do any such thing as is illustrated in this article. So Comcast does the math and decides that losing a maximum of 18% of their audience is not that big a deal. The pukes in Congress wind up with no control.
Of course, when Comcast acts like pussies and caves at the first blow, it gives Congress all the power. Game over.
"You cannot control a man who has no fear."
Will there be a quota that they must have 20% of the on-screen characters in significant positions of respect?
Add ‘white people’ to that just above
I’m sure both people watching the new mandated programs will thrilled and wee-wee themselves from excitement.
Sue for what? Comcast is probably operating in violation of hundreds of State and Federal laws and regulations that get "overlooked" right now. The only place they can go with their "no fear" is the same place Hank Reardon did.
There are several solutions to this mandate.
* Crosby show reruns
* It’s a different world reruns
* NBA and NFL matches, past and present
Don’t forget “Cops”, the highest black percentage of any show on TV.
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