Skip to comments.Jackson PUSHES Comcast For 10% Minority Basic Set-Aside
Posted on 07/09/2010 5:37:13 AM PDT by AT7Saluki
Rainbow Coalition Also Wants Comcast/NBCU To Spend 25% Of Ad Budgets On Minority-Owned Firms
The Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH Coalition wants Comcast to set aside 10% of its basic tier for networks "owned and controlled by people of color."
The organization also wants both Comcast and NBC Universal to spend 25% of their ad and marketing budgets and the same percentage of "vendor dollars" on minority-owned firms.
"We want to make sure that independently owned and controlled minority cable networks don't find it harder to gain carriage if this deal happens," said Jackson in written testimony for the July 8 House Communications Subcommittee field hearing in Chicago on the deal. Jackson did not deliver the testimony at the hearing, according to an observer on site.
Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the civil rights community held out great hope that the emerging cable industry would be reflective of communities of color in programming, ownership and staffing," he said. "Our community hoped to not only own cable networks but cable franchises as well. But this simply hasn't happened."
Those are just a couple of a number of conditions Jackson wants the FCC to impose on any approval of the Comcast/NBCU joint venture. Others include on job training, hiring and promotion, recruitment and mentoring.
Jackson said the deal was perhaps the last, best opportunity to address "critical issues" in global communications, which he called the twin national challenges of "creating jobs and helping to connect every American, especially people of color, to vitally needed news, information and broadband internet services."
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Jackson needs to disappear.
The ORIGINAL racist - everything with this guy is about color!
Sounds like Jerkson’s version of smashing a Foot Locker window and looting shoes.
I don’t recall Abraham Lincoln saying anything about free cable TV in the proclamation....
More extortion. Didn’t the Mafia guys go to prison for stuff like this, among other things?
Good enough reason to simply dispense with cable.
And yet another reason why “a la carte” plans will never see the light of day.
Where will be the return on investment come from? Sure, they will push for another black sit-com that no one will watch. Return, no from the black community, that’s for sure with very few exceptions and the White community is sick ane tired of watching blacks after the stupid actions of our present government, which has crippled race relations.
Stuff it, Jessie!
The only minority Jackass is concerned with is HIMSELF.......................
Jackson, your race got the Presidency.
I never want to hear another racist word out of your wide-open piehole.
Ah, yes..Jesse Jackson...the EIC (Extortioner in Chief) Jesse there is a more crucial issue than insuring that your minority group has equal access to TV, internet and $$$$$$.
That issue is getting them equal opportunity to LIFE ITSELF.
When in the hell are you going to pay an iota of attention to the daily/weekly/monthly slaughter of young BLACKS in this country our “yours”? The dead pile up in one large city after another, and the name Jesse Jackson and his friend the Reverend AL doesn’t appear until there is a money issue.
There is more extensive and regular coverage on the Goebbels News Networks of the constant tribal strife in Africa than there is that here in this country.
With “friends” like the BLACK “leaders” of this country, the BLACKS of this country need no enemies.
Black on black crime is killing more people than the entire existence of the loathed and vile KKK.
My question to Mr. Jackson...do you care at all?
Yep, the color GREEN.
The man isn’t in it for the “civil rights”.
With the over useage, the abuse of the word “Rascist”, and its intent, the arrogance, and actual stupidity of those promoting the useage, and abuse of the word, and the fact that so many don’t give a Rats ass when “Racism” is exclaimed I’d believe Comcast could tell Jackson to shove it where the Sun don’t shine, and be just fine.
“Jackson PUSHES Comcast For 10% Minority Basic Set-Aside”
So what? PUSH BACK, you gutless cowards...!
How many real networks (not little community stations) are like that? Black Entertainment Television is owned by Viacom, so it wouldn't count. Univision would be, but that's about it unless you start broadcasting Univision Uno, Univision Dos, ... Or this could just be a case of Je$$e having a few friends with 10 watt transmitters who will charge Comcast an outrageous amount to rebroadcast them just to hit the 10%.
Hey, you got Sesame Street... and from that Morgan Freeman! Whatcha talkin about Jesse!
I suggest Jesse by 10% of Comcast stock and then he might be in a position to suggest what they should do. Until then, Comcast should show him the door.
Tell Jackson to pound sand. He’s running an extortion ring. It’s just another form of corruption.
Jackson/sand-go pound some.
Where is the NAAWP when we need them to stop thugs like Jackson?
In other words: Jesse “The Racist” Jackson thinks black people are too stupid and incapable of providing for their own cable bill.
Jesse Jackson beleives black people are to be slaves...he thinks blacks must be subordinate to white people to get their every need.
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