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Comcast pulls gun shop ads from cable network
ABC News ^ | Feb 18, 2013 | Kristen Abraham

Posted on 02/22/2013 9:57:04 AM PST by KeyLargo

Comcast pulls gun shop ads from cable network

Updated: Feb 18, 2013 4:23 PM CST By Kristen Abraham

(02/18/13) - A gun shop owner said firearm manufacturers, distributors and retailers are being targeted unfairly after Comcast announces it's dropping all gun shop ads from its nationwide cable network.

The cable company recently acquired NBC Universal and this is a long standing policy there.

When a local ad agency recently placed an order for Williams Gun Sight in Davison Township, it was denied. Owner Tom Wright said he'll take his business elsewhere.

"I thought it was ridiculous, we are a legitimate business, we have been here for 80 years," he said.

Business has never been better at Williams Gun Sight Company in Davison Township. It was earlier this year when Wright decided to re-run a 30 second spot on cable television, only to find out he couldn't. "There's no reason why we can't promote what we believe in and something that's guaranteed under the Second Amendment," he said.

Andrea Olson is a media buyer for Canadian American, the local ad agency who originally placed the order. Olson said the agency's owner was outraged. "He thinks this is a direct infringement on our constitutional rights and links it to gun control, and he's a member of the NRA and passionate about the issue," she said.

Canadian American also pulled other Comcast spots for clients who share Tom Wright's point of view. Meanwhile, he said this won't keep Williams from advertising in other media outlets.

(Excerpt) Read more at abc12.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; comcast; govtabuse; guncontrol; mediabias; nbc; obama; secondamendment; statesrights
I dropped Comcast 10 years ago.


1 posted on 02/22/2013 9:57:11 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

We have these Commie Bastard’s for our cable! f’ers


2 posted on 02/22/2013 10:01:33 AM PST by elephant
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To: KeyLargo

August 26, 2011

The Comcast-Obama Alliance
Ed Lasky

The media is still showing the love for Obama. Not only does the fawning coverage continue but media executives are putting their money where their collective mouths are, by showering the Obama campaign with money. Comcast, the nation’s largest cable operator and the new owner of NBC (and MSNBC) is the company that tops out the list of executives giving money to the Obama Victory Fund. Abby Phillip writes in Politico:

President Obama raised eyebrows this weekend when he visited Comcast CEO Brian Roberts’ Martha’s Vineyard home on Sunday. Comcast, beyond being a telecommunications giant, is also the parent company of NBC and MSNBC.

http://www.americanthinker.com/printpage/?url=http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/08/the_comcast-obama_alliance.html


3 posted on 02/22/2013 10:01:54 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

I would put a bent up metal coat hanger on my TV and do the best I could to pull in reception if Concast were my only other choice. They’re all expensive, but Concast does its best to s#it on its customers on a daily basis.

Hey Concast—maybe I’ll save a few rounds for you anal pores when the blue shirts jackboot in to take my firearms.


4 posted on 02/22/2013 10:03:33 AM PST by RushLake (Why do people have to be compelled by law to join the "democratic" goonion?)
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To: KeyLargo

I didn’t know much about Comcast when they bought NBC from GE, but I thought the left leaning bent of the Network might change, if for no other reason to improve their ratings. Boy, was I wrong. They have gotten worse rather than better. I guess ratings don’t matter.


5 posted on 02/22/2013 10:03:56 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: KeyLargo

I’m looking into DISH and also will switch to Sam’s when my Costco membership is up


6 posted on 02/22/2013 10:05:05 AM PST by MadelineZapeezda (“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”....Ben Franklin)
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To: KeyLargo

First they confiscate your intellect with media.

Then they confiscate your means of self-defense.

Seems like a plan to me ...


7 posted on 02/22/2013 10:05:49 AM PST by RideForever
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Rename it Commiecast. I do when I write them a check. No other choice here at the moment than to keep them. I dropped their HBO from the package long ago btw.


8 posted on 02/22/2013 10:07:08 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: RideForever

Here’s the commercial that Comcast declined to air:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/02/19/nbc-parent-company-comcast-now-quietly-rejecting-ads-promoting-firearms-or-weapons/


9 posted on 02/22/2013 10:08:39 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

You’re way ahead of me, but so far I’ve saved about $300 by cutting the cable.


10 posted on 02/22/2013 10:16:37 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Mouton

A Washington Post story by Perry Bacon Jr. and Cecilia Kang reports $1.2 million was raised for President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign at the home of Comcast’s Executive Vice President David L. Cohen. MSNBC is a unit of Comcast’s NBC Universal.

FCC And Justice Department Bless Verizon Deal With Comcast

The Writers Guild West has issued a statement on today’s decisions by both the FCC and the Obama Administration’s Justice Department to bless that Verizon cable deal with Comcast. Consumer advocates say this pretty much ends prospects that cable and phone companies will vigorously compete in wired and wireless broadband:

11 posted on 02/22/2013 10:18:55 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: RideForever

It’s all about slowly removing guns from the culture, bit by bit, wherever they can.


12 posted on 02/22/2013 10:21:19 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: KeyLargo

Kill your TV. Cable is a luxury you are paying to enrich those who hate you if you are a conservative.


13 posted on 02/22/2013 10:22:41 AM PST by Gasshog (Welcome to the United States of Stupidos!)
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To: MadelineZapeezda

I have DISH. with the Sportsman and Outdoor Channels.


14 posted on 02/22/2013 10:24:45 AM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: Fresh Wind

“You’re way ahead of me, but so far I’ve saved about $300 by cutting the cable.”

The even bigger disgrace with “cable TV” is the content! You can get over 500 channels of $hit and Reruns. It doesn’t matter who your carrier is, they all run the same trash. If you live on the West Coast and you stay up late you see the doubling, tripling, etc., of the infommerical channels which make up the bulk what you are buying anyway. As an example, last night ( like all nights) there were five channels for the Milana Bra, six for the Artie what’s his name show, equal number for Montel Williams and his TommyCopper pain relievers, a whole host of ten year old re-runs of Holmes on Holmes, and three channels with the same two women selling vibrators! That’s the real disgrace, the content! We dropped all the movie channels years ago for the same reason, you seldom get anything new and they charge a bundle for the bundles!


15 posted on 02/22/2013 10:31:08 AM PST by vette6387
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To: BipolarBob

“I have DISH. with the Sportsman and Outdoor Channels.”

Yes,

I like Beck and Cam and Company.

http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/newsandevents/pressroom/news.php?ID=761

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2012/09/12/glenn-beck-and-dish-network-the-beginning-of-the-end-for-pay-tv-tyranny/


16 posted on 02/22/2013 10:34:16 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Wll they also stop airing any program or movie that has a gun in it?


17 posted on 02/22/2013 10:39:35 AM PST by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: FoxInSocks

Maybe they will digitally replace them with walkie-talkies. I believe I’ll be giving Comcast the heave-ho. This is last straw kind of stuff as far as I’m concerned.


18 posted on 02/22/2013 10:44:58 AM PST by Trod Upon (The Second Amendment acknowledges our inherent right to revolt if tyrannized.)
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To: BipolarBob

I have Comcast bundle for phone, internet and cable....that’s why its taking me so long to change


19 posted on 02/22/2013 11:04:16 AM PST by MadelineZapeezda (“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”....Ben Franklin)
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To: elephant

Me too...I either go with Comcast for the internet or back to Morse Code...They removed the anti-trust laws so companies like Comcast do not have to allow competition...


20 posted on 02/22/2013 11:10:55 AM PST by Iscool (I love animals...barbequed, fried, grilled, stewed,,,,)
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To: Iscool

satellite internet like Hughes Net isnt as fast but the price is reasonable and its reliable.


21 posted on 02/22/2013 11:20:30 AM PST by Gasshog (Welcome to the United States of Stupidos!)
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To: MadelineZapeezda

What makes you think that Sam’s is any better than any other liberal joint?

Here is a reply I got from Wallmart when I e-mailed them about their plan to follow the anti-gun agenda.

Hi Rick,

Thank you for contacting Walmart.com regarding the sale of firearms. We are sorry that you have made this decision.

At Walmart, we remain dedicated to the safe and responsible sale of firearms in areas of the country where they are sold. Part of our commitment to gun safety is our involvement in the ‘Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ coalition. We do not sell guns online and we have made no change to the assortment of guns we sell in our stores. Again, thank you for your inquiry and we look forward to serving you in the future.

Rick, if we have not fully answered your question or you have additional questions, please reply to this email.

Sincerely,
Walmart Customer Care

Original Message Follows


01/09/2013 03:43 PM from you:
I just heard that Walmart is going to side with Biden and Obama on restricting my 2nd Amendment rights. That leaves me only one choice. I’ll never step foot in another walmart. My family and I will be boycotting Walmart from this day forward. I’ll not spend another dime in any of your businesses.


22 posted on 02/22/2013 12:48:14 PM PST by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: Iscool
"Me too...I either go with Comcast for the internet or back to Morse Code..."

You can't get satellite??? According to statistics, satellite internet has the fastest throughput of all the differing carrier types.....EXCEPT.....for VOIP use. But if all you do is cruise the web and download movies/TV, satellite looks to be the best choice. I have Comcast for cable and I'net. Given their political propensities, I may make the jump.

23 posted on 02/22/2013 1:24:01 PM PST by Wonder Warthog
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To: MadelineZapeezda

see post 16.

you may be able to bundle DTV with Centurylink where you are at.


24 posted on 02/22/2013 1:29:25 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Gasshog
satellite internet like Hughes Net isnt as fast but the price is reasonable and its reliable.

Last time I checked, Satellite was cost prohibitive for me...I'll check again, thanks...

25 posted on 02/22/2013 4:34:43 PM PST by Iscool (I love animals...barbequed, fried, grilled, stewed,,,,)
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To: KeyLargo

Attention everybody, Nobody Needs Cable or Satellite, you can get just about everything ever put on the screen with XBMC including Live Channels, and more live tv on TVPC.com,
All that is needed is Internet. Of course you could always hack Satellite TV for pennies on the dollar.


26 posted on 03/02/2013 11:00:10 AM PST by eyeamok
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