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COMCAST DROPS FOX NEWS FROM BASIC CABLE
Stonenots

Posted on 02/24/2004 11:07:07 AM PST by Stonenots

Comcast changes channel line-up March 1.


TOPICS: US: Maryland; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: cablenews; comcast; deliverusfromneets; directv; foxbashing; foxnews; heretodaygonetoday; kittysnack; moby; mobydick; mobytrolls; strikeupthebanned; thisaccountisbanned; zot
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Montgomery County (MD) cable provider, Comcast, is dropping FoxNews from its Basic Service as of March 1. To get "fair and balanced" news coverage in this area, it will cost an additional charge of $32.22/month. Let Comcast Cable (P O Box 17461, Baltimore, MD 21297) know you want FoxNews to remain on Basic Service.
1 posted on 02/24/2004 11:07:07 AM PST by Stonenots
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To: Stonenots
Well, that's one way of insuring that the mushrooms get properly fed and not too much light.
2 posted on 02/24/2004 11:10:23 AM PST by epluribus_2
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To: Stonenots; xsmommy
Hi Moby. Thanks for the info. Now be a good boy and go back to DU.
3 posted on 02/24/2004 11:10:29 AM PST by EggsAckley
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To: Stonenots
Hmmm. Signed up today for this?
4 posted on 02/24/2004 11:11:03 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Stonenots
Let Comcast know by switching to satellite.
5 posted on 02/24/2004 11:11:20 AM PST by Boss_Jim_Gettys (I am one of Bush's henchmen.)
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To: Stonenots
Maryland? Nothing fair and balanced allowed! Is the Clinton News Network on Basic?
6 posted on 02/24/2004 11:11:34 AM PST by PISANO (Our troops...... will NOT tire...will NOT falter.....and WILL NOT FAIL!!!)
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To: Stonenots
That's because FOX is in such demand. It's a way the cable company can make more money. They'll get it, too.

Dish Network charges more for FOX, and people still pay for it.

FOX is getting huge!

7 posted on 02/24/2004 11:11:57 AM PST by concerned about politics ( Liberals are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: Stonenots; VRWCmember; Zavien Doombringer; 4mycountry; jriemer; Constitution Day; harpseal; ...
Take a look over here. Zot worthy newbie?
8 posted on 02/24/2004 11:12:22 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance (Outlaw the NEA! Peace through superior firepower! Expose the ACLU for what it is!)
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To: Stonenots
cost an additional charge of $32.22/month

Additional?? Time to consider DishNetwork. Perfect clarity (blows cable away), already has HDTV capability, plus you get the Tivo player and installation for only $99.

I would guess that Comcast realizes that people want Fox, thus Fox is a possible revenue stream, as people will pay extra for Fox. This means an extra $'X' revenue gain from those who pay the upgrade because Fox is there. However, if people drop cable entirely and make the switch to satelite; Comcast will suffer dearly.

9 posted on 02/24/2004 11:12:33 AM PST by Hodar (With Rights, comes Responsibilities. Don't assume one, without assuming the other.)
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To: nutmeg
find later bump
10 posted on 02/24/2004 11:12:41 AM PST by nutmeg (Why vote for Bush? Imagine Commander in Chief John F'in Kerry!)
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To: Stonenots
Is it because FOX NEWS is so popular they are looking at $$$buck$$$?
11 posted on 02/24/2004 11:13:04 AM PST by zeaal
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To: Stonenots
Is that just in Maryland or all Comcast customers? Wonder if this isn't just a pre-election plot.
12 posted on 02/24/2004 11:13:38 AM PST by freeperfromnj
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To: Stonenots
Sounds like comcast is gearing up to put Kerry in office.

I dont live in the area, but if I did, I'd probably drop ALL cable programming that they provide just "because".

We have two cable providers in my area, so there is competition enough to enable me to do this without missing out on TV entirely (like that would be so bad.

The people in Montgomery County may not have this option, but cancels along with e-mails could help.

13 posted on 02/24/2004 11:13:59 AM PST by Iron Matron (Civil Disobediance? It's not just for liberals anymore! FIGHT FOR FREEDOM!)
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To: Stonenots
For almost 25 years I never even thought about my cable company. Then last year ComCast bought out AT&T and all of sudden there's nothing but problems...billing problems, reception problems, stations being added or dropped willy nilly. It's almost not worth the hassle.
14 posted on 02/24/2004 11:14:16 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: Stonenots
I would threaten Comcast with moving to a dish since it would be cheaper to get Fox and many other clearer channels from a dish if they move Fox out of basic.

PS: I have Comcast and nothing is basic here near Los Angeles. You pay extra for all the cable news channels.
15 posted on 02/24/2004 11:14:32 AM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Stonenots
Must be because everyone wants to see FNC and Comcast sees a way to make more money.

I bet this burns the butts of the leftists - people demanding to watch news that isn't leftward slanted.
16 posted on 02/24/2004 11:14:32 AM PST by MrB
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To: Fierce Allegiance

This is ridiculous that every newbie should get the ZOT. What in the world about this thread and poster deserves banning...?
17 posted on 02/24/2004 11:16:05 AM PST by SouthernFreebird
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To: MrB
yep, its the put it to expanded cable swindle they do with popular channels. I don't like comcast.
18 posted on 02/24/2004 11:17:01 AM PST by Pikamax
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To: Stonenots
Tell Comcast to pound sand. Get DirecTV or Dish Network for better quality, lower price, and FOX in the basic package.
20 posted on 02/24/2004 11:18:40 AM PST by kevkrom (Ask your Congresscritter about his or her stance on HR 25 -- the NRST)
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To: Stonenots
nothing good is free.
21 posted on 02/24/2004 11:18:47 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: Stonenots
DISH network does the same. I'd rather pay ala carte for the 12 channels or so that I like. Unfortunately we have to pay to support the crappy channels.
22 posted on 02/24/2004 11:18:53 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: Stonenots
You can either do that or simply get a satellite dish from Direct TV or the Dish Network, both of which offer Fox News.
23 posted on 02/24/2004 11:19:09 AM PST by Ol' Sparky
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To: slackjawchimp
Welcome to FreeRepublio.
24 posted on 02/24/2004 11:19:30 AM PST by amordei
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To: slackjawchimp
Hold on - this won't hurt a bit...
25 posted on 02/24/2004 11:19:48 AM PST by TomServo ("What a day. I invented Gainesburgers and I didn't even mean to!")
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To: kevkrom
Dish Network, I guess you don't have many trees in your yard.
26 posted on 02/24/2004 11:19:50 AM PST by TBall
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To: concerned about politics
Dish Network charges more for FOX, and people still pay for it.

It's the ONLY reason I subscribe to the top 100 instead of the top 50 package.

27 posted on 02/24/2004 11:20:02 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: SouthernFreebird
Give FA a break. He's a newbie.
28 posted on 02/24/2004 11:20:12 AM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: amordei; slackjawchimp
That would be FreeRepublic, though FreeRepublio does have a nice ring to it.
29 posted on 02/24/2004 11:20:29 AM PST by amordei
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To: Stonenots
Better yet, let DirecTV know how you feel about cable :)
30 posted on 02/24/2004 11:20:46 AM PST by Doohickey ("This is a hard and dirty war, but when it's over, nothing will ever be too difficult again.)
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To: zeaal
Eisner hates fox news
31 posted on 02/24/2004 11:20:51 AM PST by The Wizard (democrats are enemies of America)
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To: GSWarrior
I would seriously encourage you to check into satelite. Whether you go DishNetwork, or someone else; I think you'll find it hard to go back to cable.

For example, the picture is PERFECT (no ghosts - ever). The number of channels you'll get is truly a bargain, plus you can also get your local stations as well.

Rates are competitive. You can buy the units at WalMart, and have yourself set up in just a few hours; or you can order it online and have a professional install it for free.

I'm cable-free and have been for 7 years. Ain't no way I'm going back. I have cable in my house for my PC, and that is it.
32 posted on 02/24/2004 11:21:11 AM PST by Hodar (With Rights, comes Responsibilities. Don't assume one, without assuming the other.)
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To: slackjawchimp
Your name reflects your posture in life!
33 posted on 02/24/2004 11:21:30 AM PST by expatpat
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To: TBall
Dish Network, I guess you don't have many trees in your yard.

Actually, DirecTV for me, and I just got the dish high enough to go over the trees. I do know it's a problem for the higher latitudes, but we discussing Montgomery County, MD, here and that is where I live.

34 posted on 02/24/2004 11:22:03 AM PST by kevkrom (Ask your Congresscritter about his or her stance on HR 25 -- the NRST)
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To: SouthernFreebird
the poster signed up today, and is trying to slam a legitimate business. Sure, lots of people post identical kinds of articles, but on their first day? There has been a lot of zot stuff around lately. could this be more?

Has the poster responded to anything? Is it true about Conmcast? I don't have the answer, so i posed my question as to zot-worthiness.

You are right, newbies should not be indiscriminately zotted, and that isn't my intention.
35 posted on 02/24/2004 11:22:05 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance (Outlaw the NEA! Peace through superior firepower! Expose the ACLU for what it is!)
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To: expatpat
It's gone. :-)
36 posted on 02/24/2004 11:22:28 AM PST by TomServo ("What a day. I invented Gainesburgers and I didn't even mean to!")
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To: slackjawchimp; Admin Moderator
Clean-up on aisle #19
37 posted on 02/24/2004 11:22:48 AM PST by TheBigB ("Flash, don't heckle the super-villain!" (John "Green Lantern" Stewart))
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To: Stonenots
I dropped Comcast in favor of DirecTv.

Free installation, set-up, and I get hundreds of digital quality channels for the same price as cable; and I get FoxNews and FoxSportsWorld.

38 posted on 02/24/2004 11:23:14 AM PST by Weimdog
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To: TomServo
Rats. Outhustled again. :)
39 posted on 02/24/2004 11:23:16 AM PST by TheBigB ("Flash, don't heckle the super-villain!" (John "Green Lantern" Stewart))
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To: Stonenots
I forgot what I wanted to say when I got up to adjust the rabbit ears on my TV again.
40 posted on 02/24/2004 11:23:25 AM PST by FoxInSocks
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To: amordei
...though FreeRepublio does have a nice ring to it.

I thought so, too. LOL!

41 posted on 02/24/2004 11:23:39 AM PST by retrokitten (If by 'wanking' you mean educational fun, then let's get wanking! -Principal Skinner)
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To: TheBigB
Rats. Outhustled again. :)

Well - I already jumped down one newbies throat today, when I shouldn't have. Thought I'd try and get one right to make up for it. I'm battin' .500 so far...

42 posted on 02/24/2004 11:25:12 AM PST by TomServo ("What a day. I invented Gainesburgers and I didn't even mean to!")
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To: Stonenots
"Montgomery County (MD) cable provider, Comcast, is dropping FoxNews from its Basic Service as of March 1. To get "fair and balanced" news coverage in this area, it will cost an additional charge of $32.22/month. Let Comcast Cable (P O Box 17461, Baltimore, MD 21297) know you want FoxNews to remain on Basic Service."

OK. A couple of questions: First, what's the source of this information? Second, if your provider is dropping FNC from the basic cable lineup, what all does that additional $32.22 charge give you. Certainly it's not just FNC, right?

43 posted on 02/24/2004 11:25:52 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: Stonenots
Drop Comcast. Go satellite (Dish or DirectTV)

Been there.. done that. Love my Dish.
44 posted on 02/24/2004 11:26:24 AM PST by Johnny Gage (God Bless our Firefighters, our Police, our EMS responders, and most of all, our Veterans)
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To: SouthernFreebird
If the newbie bothered to read the posting guidelines he would notice that the news forum is for published news items and not for vanity posts. The newbie would be better served by posting some comments to existing threads and participate in the discussion. Newbies that sign up just to post a thread that is not even an article, and then don't even bother to stick around to discuss the topic will often find themselves the object of scorn, derision, and yes even a healthy ZOT.

The thread and poster just appears a little suspicious and under the heightened FReeperland Defense Alert status, suspicious behavior will be scrutinized.
45 posted on 02/24/2004 11:27:36 AM PST by VRWCmember (Dick Gephardt is a <a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">miserable failure </a>)
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To: Stonenots
WOW! In Sunnyvale, CA the only news service on Comcast basic is CNN - YULK!
46 posted on 02/24/2004 11:28:20 AM PST by roylene
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To: VRWCmember
thank you
47 posted on 02/24/2004 11:31:27 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance (Outlaw the NEA! Peace through superior firepower! Expose the ACLU for what it is!)
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To: A CA Guy
"I would threaten Comcast with moving "

If faced with that decision I would be up and running on the dish.

48 posted on 02/24/2004 11:33:44 AM PST by TYVets ("An armed society is a polite society." - Robert A. Heinlein & me)
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To: freeperfromnj
I have had comcast for 3 or so years, and always had to pay for extra service to get Fox.
49 posted on 02/24/2004 11:33:58 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: VRWCmember
The thread and poster just appears a little suspicious and under the heightened FReeperland Defense Alert status, suspicious behavior will be scrutinized.

Dude, thats just scary.

I won't even go into all the non news items I've seen in the news. He didn't even have time to reply before a zotting was being called for and if he's like most people here, he will jump on and off thruout the day so may not answer right away. I just think this whole zotting of newbies has become lame from over use.

50 posted on 02/24/2004 11:33:59 AM PST by SouthernFreebird
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