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Netflix CEO.... Americans are stupid
Invest ^ | 9/27/2010 | Invest

Posted on 09/27/2010 8:05:19 PM PDT by mikelets456

Not content with offending Canadians, CEO Reed Hastings wasted no time insulting Americans. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Hastings was asked if he was worried that U.S. subscribers would be upset that the company was offering Canadians an unlimited movie streaming service for $7.99 per month, one dollar less than what Americans had to pay. Hastings replied:

How much has it been your experience that Americans follow what happens in the world? It's something we'll monitor, but Americans are somewhat self-absorbed.

Wow. Netflix basically told all Americans that we’re dumb and unobservant. Great public relations, Reed! Hastings issued yet another Netflix apology on its blog:

My Big American Foot is in my mouth. I do not believe that one of the most philanthropically-minded nations in the world (America) is self-absorbed or full of self-absorbed people. My apologies to anyone offended by my self-absorbed comment.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americans; netflix; stupid

1 posted on 09/27/2010 8:05:23 PM PDT by mikelets456
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To: mikelets456

Americans who vote for liberals are stupid.


2 posted on 09/27/2010 8:07:03 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: mikelets456

Now who’s the stupid one?????????


3 posted on 09/27/2010 8:07:03 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: mikelets456

This country has cornered the market on stupidity, and that is all there is to it.


4 posted on 09/27/2010 8:08:50 PM PDT by chris37
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To: mikelets456

Apparently Reed Hastings bought a Clark bar in a vending machine for 25 cents back in 1977.


5 posted on 09/27/2010 8:10:02 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 68 days away from outliving Curly Howard)
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To: mikelets456

That’s the problem with using absolutes; your point rarely comes across as accurate because your group is too large.

Now if he had applied his comments to the 18-24 year old age group, I’d say his comments are pretty much dead on.


6 posted on 09/27/2010 8:11:43 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Now what kind of a geroo are you anyway?)
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To: SamAdams76

7 posted on 09/27/2010 8:13:08 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 68 days away from outliving Curly Howard)
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To: mikelets456

I wounder how many Americans know who he is or what he said.


8 posted on 09/27/2010 8:14:13 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (I still like peanut butter)
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To: mikelets456

Is he wrong?


9 posted on 09/27/2010 8:16:34 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: DarthVader
Americans are stupid- they watch Oprah and they elected BO.
10 posted on 09/27/2010 8:17:07 PM PDT by flowerplough (Thomas Sowell: Those who look only at Obama's deeds tend to become Obama's critics.)
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To: mikelets456

Look who’s running our government. He may have a point.


11 posted on 09/27/2010 8:17:16 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: mikelets456

Cue Jay Leno’s Street Walking


12 posted on 09/27/2010 8:17:21 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Need work. MBA, CPA, Black Belt. Diverse industry and cross border experience.)
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To: ThomasThomas

wHo sais’ aMerikenz is stoopId] i says theys isn/T..mouRon!

netflix ‘s stoopid 2#


13 posted on 09/27/2010 8:18:00 PM PDT by mikelets456
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To: Thud

A fool and his money are soon parted.


14 posted on 09/27/2010 8:29:00 PM PDT by Dark Wing
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Is he wrong?

Look no further than the White Hut(House).

15 posted on 09/27/2010 8:32:36 PM PDT by luv2ndamend (They call themselves greens because they're too yellow to admit they're reds.)
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To: mikelets456

I read the article and he doesn’t say that Americans are “stupid.” He said “self-absorbed” and it sounded like he was joking. Canadians get a dollar off the monthly fee, but no discs in the mail, probably because they aren’t set up to start mailing stuff to another country yet. There’s no scandal here.


16 posted on 09/27/2010 8:32:59 PM PDT by purplelobster
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To: mikelets456

Maybe I am one of those dumb Americans, but isn’t the Canadian dollar “worth” more than the U.S. dollar?
So actually, it all works out the same,
7.99 US vs. 7.99 CAN.


17 posted on 09/27/2010 8:36:34 PM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Had enough, yet?)
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To: mikelets456

Netflix has the monopoly for now.


18 posted on 09/27/2010 8:37:45 PM PDT by Porterville ( I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum)
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To: Porterville

We got so tired of receiving defective DVD’s from Netflix that we canceled after a few months. Invariably, we’d get near the end of the movie and the DVD would go haywire. Upon inspection, the DVDs looked like they had been wiped with steel wool. This happened on a fairly new DVD player.

Not going to renew anytime soon, so it’s TCM or AMC for movie watching for the near future.


19 posted on 09/27/2010 8:42:35 PM PDT by randita (Visit keyhouseraces.com to find GOP House candidates who need your support to knock off a DEM.)
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To: randita

We use the online service a lot.


20 posted on 09/27/2010 8:45:33 PM PDT by Porterville ( I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum)
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To: mikelets456

We have never rented a movie, in fact I don’t think we have anything to play them with so I don’t give a shit what he thinks!


21 posted on 09/27/2010 8:45:45 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: mikelets456
Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Franks, Boxer, .....Affirmative action..NAACP....The CEO has an excellent argument.
22 posted on 09/27/2010 8:47:51 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: randita

“We got so tired of receiving defective DVD’s from Netflix that we canceled after a few months.”

Only one bad one in 3 years. Different strokes...


23 posted on 09/27/2010 8:49:11 PM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: Recovering_Democrat

How can you be offended after the 2008 election?


24 posted on 09/27/2010 8:59:37 PM PDT by Know et al (Spill chock want ketch awl yore miss takes.)
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To: Magic Fingers; randita
Only one bad one in 3 years. Different strokes...

I've never had a defective one in two years...

25 posted on 09/27/2010 9:08:01 PM PDT by BullDog108 ("There is no way to refudiate her strategery, so they misunderestimate her.")
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To: mikelets456

*SMART* is defined on how few of us can block Netflix ads & invasive pop-ups. (pop-unders)

I’d give Obama a nickel before I’d give Netflix a cent.

Just despise them.


26 posted on 09/27/2010 9:12:29 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: BullDog108

Then I must be the unluckiest person in the U.S. because at least 50% of the ones I got were defective. It was ridiculous.


27 posted on 09/27/2010 9:14:39 PM PDT by randita (Visit keyhouseraces.com to find GOP House candidates who need your support to knock off a DEM.)
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To: randita

I found that washing them fixes most.

Also, some players are considerably better than others.


28 posted on 09/27/2010 9:27:22 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: ozark hilljilly

No it isn’t. Currently the Canuck buck is trading a few cents below the US. It may reach parity soon or not. It may rise above the US dollar or not but as of now it is worth a few cents less.


29 posted on 09/27/2010 9:29:12 PM PDT by xp38
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To: mikelets456
Hmmm
Simply stating the obvious...

But on the other hand we are easily offended and great at righteous indignation...

30 posted on 09/27/2010 9:40:57 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: mikelets456
He said...My apologies to anyone offended by my self-absorbed comment.

This is so typical. It places blame upon those who are offended when the blame should be upon the one making the statement.

Would be so hard to say "I apologize for being an idiot"?

31 posted on 09/27/2010 9:46:47 PM PDT by Voltage
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To: D-fendr
I found that washing them fixes most.

I tried that, but for some reason they didn't survive the spin cycle.


32 posted on 09/27/2010 9:46:52 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Obama, Pelosi and Reid - the Trio of Twits)
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To: randita
Then I must be the unluckiest person in the U.S. because at least 50% of the ones I got were defective. It was ridiculous.

You might know this already, but a lot of times the dvd can appear defective just because it is dirty. If you take a soft cloth and wipe the data side of the disk (only from the center out - not in a circle), often you can get it to work just fine. Even a thin layer of dust on the data side can throw the player out of whack.
33 posted on 09/27/2010 9:47:44 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: mikelets456
He must have called Loretta Sanchez for some Apology advice.
34 posted on 09/27/2010 9:55:37 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (My Rights are God given, not Obama approved...)
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To: mikelets456

Uh, has anybody checked the rate of exchange $CDN vs $US ?, I think the charge is essentially equal.


35 posted on 09/27/2010 9:57:43 PM PDT by cookcounty (Dec 31st is coming: .....Stop Obama's Midnight Jack-Up!)
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To: reagan_fanatic
I tried that, but for some reason they didn't survive the spin cycle.

Gotta use the "Gentle" setting and skip the softner..

36 posted on 09/27/2010 9:59:32 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: randita

I just download them through bittorrent.


37 posted on 09/27/2010 10:01:43 PM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: mikelets456

“Netflix CEO.... Americans are stupid”

As stupid as making this public statement?


38 posted on 09/27/2010 10:22:39 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: ozark hilljilly

>>Maybe I am one of those dumb Americans, but isn’t the Canadian dollar “worth” more than the U.S. dollar?
So actually, it all works out the same,
7.99 US vs. 7.99 CAN.
****

Not necc. As a former canuck, the country doesnt necc follow the rule. For instance, I went back to my crappy hometown of Vancouver BC during the Olympics. I went to my local comic store and on DC/ Marvel comics there’s a price of 3.99 US/3.99 CAN.

There’s a sign behind the clerk that says “the price is NOT 3.99 but 4.99 due to inflation’ which is absolute rubbish because the price on the comic says so. And dont get me started with the national HST.


39 posted on 09/27/2010 10:31:36 PM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: WKUHilltopper

As stupid as making this public statement?


The elitist Americans who think they are smarter than everyone else tend to be the stupidest among us.

And to think the Dems got away with running an election on this kind of stupid elitism in the US! Obammy is the smartest guy of all - The One!


40 posted on 09/27/2010 10:39:21 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: mikelets456

There seems to be a very important fact that is not being acknowledges in this kerfuffle. The 7.99 Canadian subcription service being offered, is only for video streamimh of their “watch Instantly’ content, and does *not* include the ‘One mailed DVD out at a time’ component.

And while I am among the first to admit that Netflix’s Online library is quite extensive, it is merely a subset of the complete Netflix library.

And much of the content I want to see, can only be accessed by DVDs. So, while I intend to empty my DVD queue by the time of the first heavy snowfall of the winter, and depending on what’s in my Instant queue to get me through the winter, I expect, that like last thaw, I will again be loading it up.

So I don’t really see o
how Canadians are getting such a “inordinate” cost break by payoiing a dollar less per month for a no DVD service.

One could argue they were getting the less of a deal as well....If you ignore Canadian winters, and not having to go out to the mailbox to get/return DVDs.


41 posted on 09/27/2010 10:40:24 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: SaraJohnson

“Obammy is the smartest guy of all - The One!”

And the Press CORPSE tell him this everyday, so it must be true.


42 posted on 09/27/2010 11:04:19 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: mikelets456

Well he is right. Unless you insult them they are as stupid as stupid can get.


43 posted on 09/27/2010 11:38:26 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Revel

I should note that I meant that comment on the “Overall”. Obviously there are exceptions. But the population has been watered down with dumb and stupid. That is how we got OBama and Pelosi, and so many other wonderful things.


44 posted on 09/27/2010 11:40:51 PM PDT by Revel
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To: mikelets456

let’s face it, this guy is 100% correct.

Americans for the most part are self absorbed and mostly NOT very bright.


45 posted on 09/28/2010 2:11:03 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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