Skip to comments.Comcast Cable Bans All Firearm, Ammunition Advertisers
Posted on 03/22/2013 4:54:02 PM PDT by Nachum
Comcast Cable, "the nation's largest cable provider," has decided it will not accept firearm and ammunition advertisers in the future.
This decision comes after Comcast has been running ads for some gun and hunting groups for decades. Comcast chose this new position after purchasing NBCUniversal, which has a long-standing ban against firearm, ammunition and firework advertisements.
This move brings Comcast in line with its competitors, Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications.
Cox already had a ban similar to the one Comcast has now instituted and Time Warner Cable announced in January that it was banning "ads showing semi-automatic weapons and guns pointed at people."
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Their “brand” is so loathed around here that they travel under the alias of Xfinity these days, LOL.
Maybe I’ll have to sign up with them just so I can cancel service ;-)
This sounds like corporate (marketing department) mental masturbation.
That’s just the motivation I need to cancel my last comcast service.
make your calls folks.FIGHT
My timing, for once, is perfect. I just dumped Comcast last week.
"And now back to our regularly scheduled back to back to back Rambo movie marathon"
I see firearm ads all the time on Dish Network.
Charlie may be a fervent member of the Regime, but he loves $$ even more, LOL.
Oh dear Lord, now I'm gonna have to call my doctor because I've had an erection last for for more than 4 hours....
And they hope to accomplish WHAT with this silly ban?
If they couple it with ending violence and denigration of women on their cable channels, then yes, I would be happy - but they WILL NOT.
When these folks cancel any movie or show that features guns..I’ll take them seriously.
Of course, that would destroy their programming line-up. All they could show would be Leave It To Beaver-athons.
Which might not be too bad.
Thanks, that’s really disturbing...
I've seen Henry repeating rifle ads (one is pretty entertaining), but I can't recall any ammo ads (maybe I should be watching another channel.)
Whenever the COMMIIEEcast telemarketers call me, I ask them who they are, they say: “This is Comcast.” My immediate response is: “Oh, you’re that Constitution Hating bunch, wouldn’t do business with you for any reason.”
I get chokes, coughs, stutters, then I lay it on, “Why do your dumba$$ execs have a problem with the 2nd?”
Then I bang down the phone. I KNOW it gets back to corporate.
I researched that a bit when I saw it on tv here. I called the local station (over the air tv) and told them how much I didn’t appreciate it. It was “originally” set to air only in “certain” markets. Whatever. Kindle is off the list.
Any wonder MSNBC gets away with disparaging more than half the Country on a continual basis?
Will they ban Hollywood movies with weapons. The only thing they’ll have left is gay TV.
Certainly not Dish.
Anyway, They got their name right= COMMIECAST
Not that anybody needs to advertise ammunition or guns. There’s none to be had right now anyway.
“My timing, for once, is perfect. I just dumped Comcast last week”
Not far behind you:
The Henry ads have been around for some time, Glen Beck on the Blaze is sponsored by Cheaper than Dirt, those are all that I am aware of.
They have gun/ammo adverts on TV now?! o.O
I used to manage telemarketers. I can assure you....your comments and what not are just a bump in the road. They not only don’t get to “corporate”, they don’t even get marked down. The machine just connects to another caller.
It’s best to just hang up on them. They care about making a sale. That’s all.
Henry Rifles advertises on FNC.
We switched to Verizon FIOS here. Comcast service and equipment is crap.
Their service stank and their programing was terrible. Fortunately, they sold out to Morris Broadband. It is beter now without Comcast "in charge".
Thanks Nachum. Partisan Media Shills ping.
That's the short method. Long method: keep them hoping for 10 wasted minutes and THEN tell them you're not buying because of their anti-rights stance. Time is the only commodity they have to sell. Alternate short method: air horn.
i’ve never seen an gun ad either. sounds like pc crap.
The firearms and ammunition manufacturers and retailers don't need to advertise as long as 0bama is president. He is the firearms and ammunition salesman of the century.
On DirectTV the Pursuit, Sportsman, and Outdoor networks all have extensive hunting and fishing programming (nearly 24/7) and most of the ads are gums and ammo related.
Channels 604, 605 & 606.
Makes me want to throw my Kindle in the trash can.
Interesting. Comcast (possibly the worst provider on the planet) is going to ban “ads showing semi-automatic weapons and guns pointed at people.” I am guessing but that means < 1% of the advertisers. Outside of the shear pointless hypocritical stupidity in doing this, it costs them nothing. I would be really impressed if they banned all shows with semi-automatic weapons and guns pointed at people as a way of making a statement. It would still be a pointless empty gesture, but at least they would not be hypocrites.
How about in programming?
Comcast will not-in ads-show semi-automatic weapons and guns pointed at people.
My question is will they also not allow the same to be seen in programming they provide?
Of course not. That would cost them something. Viewers would leave in droves.
“We switched to Verizon FIOS here. Comcast service and equipment is crap.”
How is FIOS working out? Comcast sucks and I want to upgrade my internet (Verizon DSL) also.
I live in Maryland.
I got FIOS in 2008 after years of crappy service by comcast.
Their service is much better., Their equipment is better and more modern with less problems. I rarely had problems but when I did their service was better. Comcast runs coax cables to the house, Verizon ran fiber-optics.
Their service technicians are knowledgeable and professional in contrast to comcast,
During the years I had comcast their equipment was crap and their service was crappy. Many times they broke their own equipment on servives calls and left forcing me to setup yet another appointment. It painful to call them with problems
Comcast had no ground cable competition here for way too long.
I got FIOS soon after they ran their lines through the neighborhood. They are more expensive than comcast (I think) but a few bucks isnt worth being treated like crap.,
Also where I live weekly neighborhood outages for comcast were regular, typically Saturday night, Verizon hasn't yet,
I’m in Maryland, too.
I’m currently getting digital cable over Comcast’s coax. Well, I’d be getting it if it worked, which it hasn’t in a couple months. It’s time to cancel. If I can go a month without missing cable I don’t need it that much.
Fios Internet speed would be nice, too. Verozon DSL isn’t bad (I go back to dial-up with AOL), but it coul be a lot faster.
Much as I despise Comcast and their ban, there is a certain rationale: since the ads reach such a vast audience across hundreds of jurisdictions, and so many of those areas have such stupid and conflicting gun laws with severe penalties, it’s just legally safer for them to avoid the whole issue altogether. Maybe bias, maybe just not a fight they want to risk.
I love FIOS where I live in Howard County. At this stage in my life and relative success here having quality working cable and internet is way more important than saving few bucks.’
I got the multiroom DVRs that allow recordings and playback access from each TV box to another’s recordings, Those are addictive.
Whenever my contract 2 years expires they call me to sign up for another and so I make believe I might leave them to get temporary customer appreciation monthly credits (discounts) out of them, usually a year long. It never hurts to bluff.
FU comcast. I wouldn’t recommend you to my worst enemy.