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C-Span putting Benghazi on C-SPAN3
5/8/13 | mazda77

Posted on 05/08/2013 4:17:55 AM PDT by mazda77

I just sent the following to viewer@c-apan.org

With all due respect, does your organization, paid for by our tax dollars, honestly think the South Korean Presidents speech is more important than the Benghazi hearings? HONESTLY!?

Put her on 3 and elevate the hearings to either C-Span or C-Span2 where most people are able to see it on their televisions. Of utmost concern, is your access to the bandwidth necessary to eliminate cutouts and drop-offs. DirecTV only has 1 and 2 on their lineup and from what I am told is the case for most other cable providers, without having to buy additional premium services.

Put the hearings where the most people can watch them, easily!


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 113th; benghazihearings; vanity

1 posted on 05/08/2013 4:17:55 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: mazda77

If true, it’s pretty lousy. I don’t have access to CSPAN 3. Like most folks, my cable deal is fairly limited with just one hundred channels.

Might be time for people to just demand CSPAN shut down. They can’t be fair and objective about this mess.


2 posted on 05/08/2013 4:20:08 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: All

what channel with the hearings be on??


3 posted on 05/08/2013 4:20:46 AM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: pepsionice

http://www.c-span.org/

If true?


4 posted on 05/08/2013 4:21:43 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: CharlotteVRWC

looks like I do get cspan 3 on WOW cable...


5 posted on 05/08/2013 4:23:13 AM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: mazda77
I understand your point, but you CAN watch it at http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN3/ if you have a decent net connection.
6 posted on 05/08/2013 4:24:38 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

The point is limiting viewer access.


7 posted on 05/08/2013 4:32:37 AM PDT by Jacquerie (How few were left who had seen the republic! - Tacitus, The Annals)
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To: mazda77

streaming here-

http://oversight.house.gov/hearing/benghazi-exposing-failure-and-recognizing-courage/


8 posted on 05/08/2013 4:34:55 AM PDT by gasport (I ain't got no guns.)
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To: mazda77

Contact them, this is an outrage.


9 posted on 05/08/2013 4:36:37 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: mazda77

10 posted on 05/08/2013 4:38:03 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: mazda77

Looks like cspan is joining the cover up.


11 posted on 05/08/2013 4:38:08 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: mazda77

"Obama and Hillary protect me ... like they protect America."


12 posted on 05/08/2013 4:39:10 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: CharlotteVRWC

11:30am ET cspan 3


13 posted on 05/08/2013 4:41:04 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: mazda77
I appreciate the outrage, but a couple points. One: C-SPAN gets no tax dollars. It is paid for by cable TV operators.

Two: C-SPAN is obligated to cover the House whenever it is in session. The same with the Senate on C-SPAN 2.

They created C-SPAN3 to be able to show important hearings like this one when Congress was in session. They will likely show it on the other C-SPANS later in the day.

Fox News has said they will broadcast the hearing.

14 posted on 05/08/2013 4:42:55 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: mazda77

C-span is a leftist operation, run by leftists, do you expect them to not do what leftists do?


15 posted on 05/08/2013 4:43:39 AM PDT by stockpirate (Planned Parenthood, murdering black children one baby at a time.......where is the outrage)
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To: gasport

I wrote; “Of utmost concern, is your access to the bandwidth necessary to eliminate cutouts and drop-offs.”

Are my concerns that the same problems the NRA had would also not be experienced trying to view it online or streaming? In addition to limiting the access, could they also be accomplishing the same with constant buffering which then makes it unwatchable?


16 posted on 05/08/2013 4:43:45 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: jpsb

http://www.c-span.org/

U.S. Consulate Attack in Benghazi, Libya
May 8, 2013, 11:30 AM

House Committee Oversight and Government Reform

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee conducts a hearing with Foreign Service officers focusing on information turned over to the committee by administration whistle-blowers on the Benghazi terrorist attacks.

Witnesses Include:

Mark Thompson
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism
US Department of State
Gregory Hicks
Foreign Service Officer and former Deputy Chief of Mission/Chargé d’Affairs in Libya, US Department of State
Eric Nordstrom
Diplomatic Security Officer and former Regional Security Officer in Libya
US Department of State


17 posted on 05/08/2013 4:44:24 AM PDT by enduserindy (A painted trash can is still a trash can.)
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To: mazda77

I remember watching the Watergate hearings in 1973. I think it was just about this time of year, too, so it is almost exactly 40 years ago. But the three networks preempted their schedules to broadcast the hearings live. That was before cable so no CNN, C-SPAN or any of that. If you turned on the TV or radio or looked at a newspaper it was Watergate. After Nixon’s big landslide victory in 1972 the media were salivating at the opportunity presented by this emerging scandal. The misdeeds of the Nixon crew were trivial compared to the Benghazi mess. We will see if the media coverage of Benghazi is trivial compared to coverage of Watergate.


18 posted on 05/08/2013 4:46:51 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: stockpirate

19 posted on 05/08/2013 4:47:08 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: kristinn

And cable providers get their revenue from where? Our revenues are then sent to support C-SPAN because of what broadcast license?

Sounds like that argument that politicians single out those corporations which they must tax more. Corporations don’t pay taxes, they just collect them before forwarding them off to the government.

Same thing here. I will guarantee you there is a tax somewhere in your cable bill that goes to support C-SPAN.


20 posted on 05/08/2013 4:47:59 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: mazda77

Thank You and Bookmark


21 posted on 05/08/2013 4:48:11 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: enduserindy

Lemme see. 8:30 local time. C-SPAN 3, Rush and the FR live thread, simultaneously. I better make some extra coffee and get the dogs walked early.


22 posted on 05/08/2013 4:51:46 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
the media coverage of Benghazi is trivial compared to coverage of Watergate

I too remember. The three networks went wall to wall on Watergate. Deserting our Ambassador and three others to die by a President, Secretary of State, and Secretary of Defense is less because the lame-stream drive bys want protection for their murderers. Nobody died at the Watergate therefore it deserved wall to wall coverage by all three networks but ordering Stand Down to allow our Ambassador and three other Heroes to die deserves no coverage like Watergate received. I live in a nation I no longer recognize, and it pains my soul to see such blatant bias by the news organizations.

23 posted on 05/08/2013 4:56:37 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: mazda77

The American public has a limited ability to pay attention to events. They can follow one thing at a time. Kim Kardashian’s a$$ or some basketball player’s sex preferences.

The only thing that gets them out of their stupor is when all the media play in unison, putting something 24/7 on crawlers, and “stay tuned for the latest in...” and on front pages of all the papers.

Informed people like FR readers follow the events and keep up with them.


24 posted on 05/08/2013 5:07:29 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Jacquerie

I sent an email to CSpan, though not so sure it will do any good changing minds.

Also, for folks who won’t be near a TV, it’s on CSpan radio live. And if you have a smart phone and the TuneIn app, you can listen live.


25 posted on 05/08/2013 5:13:14 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO and all your terrorist buddies)
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To: I want the USA back

Agreed, but when something starts to happen and one person tells two people, . . . . they need to be able to access it to verify it. It is about access, not only to those immediately interested but also to those who might not normally be.


26 posted on 05/08/2013 5:15:44 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: JoeProBono

27 posted on 05/08/2013 5:19:39 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: gasport

Thanks for the link


28 posted on 05/08/2013 5:20:03 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Travis McGee

29 posted on 05/08/2013 5:27:40 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: stockpirate

Too right...
When I lived in No.VA, I got to know one of the CSPAN dudes through a family connection.
Complete lib in a completely lib organization.
Like PBS, they don’t have to compete because they are supported by our hard-earned tax dollars...
Cut it off and starve the beast.....


30 posted on 05/08/2013 5:38:46 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: mazda77

Cox Cable did have CSPAN 1 and 2 on their ‘regular’ tier for a while. Then, they re-did their line up and moved CSPAN 2 and CSPAN 3 on an upper tier.

Of course, CSPAN 1-2-3 are offered online. However, many times, the streams are glitchy and won’t stay connected.

Possibly, some of the newsie-websites may be streaming the hearings.


31 posted on 05/08/2013 5:40:45 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: matginzac

Please explain how taxpayers fund C-SPAN.


32 posted on 05/08/2013 5:41:44 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: mazda77

I’ve always thought Brian Lamp was completely non partisan. Straight shooter, no favorites.


33 posted on 05/08/2013 5:45:10 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: jjotto

Oops...sorry...I meant the cable system...
But the point is still the same...
They are not a commercial entity so do not have to be a commercial success to survive...


34 posted on 05/08/2013 5:46:45 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: kristinn

Don’t confuse them with the facts.


35 posted on 05/08/2013 6:13:35 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: matginzac

I know public radio and television lie about taxpayer funding and use intermediaries and subterfuge. I was wondering if C-SPAN was using the same methods.


36 posted on 05/08/2013 6:19:31 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Izzy Dunne

bump


37 posted on 05/08/2013 6:21:18 AM PDT by WhirlwindAttack (There is so much I could say. But I'm smart enough not to.)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
"I remember watching the Watergate hearings in 1973..."

Iran-Contra with Ollie North and Fawn Hall dominated the airwaves as well. I remember Ollie having to explain to committee counsel John Nields the difference between "covert" and "overt" and making the chief counsel look absolutely foolish.

38 posted on 05/08/2013 6:26:57 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: jpsb

If we had a Majority Leader with any stones he’d threaten to cut off their House access unless they bumped this to the top channel. If.


39 posted on 05/08/2013 6:30:49 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: onemiddleamerican; kristinn
CSpan-1, the House of Reps channel, carried every Fast & Furious hearing, start to finish. There is no question Obama Thugs made sure such publicity would not happen again.
40 posted on 05/08/2013 7:17:45 AM PDT by Jacquerie (How few were left who had seen the republic! - Tacitus, The Annals)
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41 posted on 05/08/2013 7:42:42 AM PDT by GirlShortstop (Every person has a duty to seek and serve the truth. Abp Charles J. Chaput, OFMCap)
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To: mazda77

Hello — I’m with C-SPAN. I read through the comments and wanted to provide some information about our coverage of the House Benghazi hearing.
Hopefully this is helpful:
You can watch the hearing LIVE starting 11:30am on C-SPAN3 on TV and also at this link online: http://www.c-span.org/
The hearing will be shown in its entirety.
After the hearing concludes, the full event will be available to watch again via C-SPAN’s Video Library http://www.c-spanvideo.org/videoLibrary/
You can clip, share, and embed that archived video.
We will also re-air the hearing on C-SPAN Networks tonight and over the weekend.
Some on this thread have wondered why the hearing is live on C-SPAN3, and not C-SPAN or C-SPAN2. Simple answer: since C-SPAN began in 1979, we’ve been committed to showing gavel-to-gavel coverage of the House floor on C-SPAN and, since 1986, gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Senate floor on C-SPAN2. When those two chambers are in session, like today, hearing coverage goes on C-SPAN3.
Also, please remember that C-SPAN is privately funded (created by the cable industry). Not a dime of government money involved.
Thank you.


42 posted on 05/08/2013 7:58:44 AM PDT by C-SPANrep
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To: C-SPANrep

Welcome to FR.
Noob.
;)


43 posted on 05/08/2013 8:06:53 AM PDT by toast
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To: Jacquerie
CSpan-1, the House of Reps channel, carried every Fast & Furious hearing, start to finish. There is no question Obama Thugs made sure such publicity would not happen again.

Either that, or the House was not in session during those hearings and it is today.

I remember when FReepers used to have facts instead of emotions and conspiracy theories.

44 posted on 05/08/2013 8:35:27 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Spare your snark for someone who cares.


45 posted on 05/08/2013 8:40:13 AM PDT by Jacquerie (How few were left who had seen the republic! - Tacitus, The Annals)
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To: C-SPANrep
Well, well. We have your attention now.

"Also, please remember that C-SPAN is privately funded (created by the cable industry). Not a dime of government money involved.

Just like not a dime of the product that I buy from a retailer ever goes to pay the corporate taxes for that retailer? Excuse me, but we are just a bit ahead of that curve you think you just threw.

Thanks for coming forth to try in any regard.

46 posted on 05/08/2013 8:42:22 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: Jacquerie

Thanks for proving my point.


47 posted on 05/08/2013 8:42:44 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Jacquerie

Hello — I’m with C-SPAN. I read through the comments above and wanted to provide some information about our coverage of the House Benghazi hearing.
Hopefully this is helpful:
You can watch the hearing LIVE starting 11:30am on C-SPAN3 on TV and also at this link online: http://www.c-span.org/
The hearing will be shown in its entirety.
After the hearing concludes, the full event will be available to watch again via C-SPAN’s Video Library http://www.c-spanvideo.org/videoLibrary/
You can clip, share, and embed that archived video.
We will also re-air the hearing on C-SPAN Networks tonight and over the weekend.
Some on this thread have wondered why the hearing is live on C-SPAN3, and not C-SPAN or C-SPAN2. Simple answer: since C-SPAN began in 1979, we’ve been committed to showing gavel-to-gavel coverage of the House floor on C-SPAN and, since 1986, gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Senate floor on C-SPAN2. When those two chambers are in session, like today, hearing coverage goes on C-SPAN3.
Also, please remember that C-SPAN is privately funded (created by the cable industry). Not a dime of government money involved.
Thank you.


48 posted on 05/08/2013 8:54:52 AM PDT by C-SPANrep
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To: SoothingDave

Thanks for proving mine.


49 posted on 05/08/2013 10:13:16 AM PDT by Jacquerie (How few were left who had seen the republic! - Tacitus, The Annals)
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