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Old 01-22-2011, 08:57 AM   #21
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Hey maybe if the American public gets their Netflix Queue or Redbox inalienable rights infringed on they'll actually give a shit about the money flowing into Washington instead of being drawn into the left v. right smokescreen.
No shit.


Has the word "monopoly" been uttered by anyone in the last ten years?
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Old 01-22-2011, 10:25 AM   #22
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This should be like hostage trading - now Fox have to throw one overboard.
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good... maybe he can go back to doing sports now. he was better at that.
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Old 01-22-2011, 10:46 AM   #24
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This should be like hostage trading - now Fox have to throw one overboard.
Why? It's a false choice. I've heard the "We'll get rid of MSNBC if you get rid of FNC" argument a number of times from the left, and I don't know what good it would do anybody.

Fox is booming. MSNBC is failing. I think that's all there is to it.
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Not happy about this at all. Yeah, Keith is a blowhard, but it's entertaining television. And it seems this is about Comcast taking over which really sends a chill down my spine.

At least there's still Rachel Maddow. She's great.

Also we will always have this. Ben Affleck is Keith Olbermann

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This should be like hostage trading - now Fox have to throw one overboard.
If only that were true. Bye Glenn!
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Old 01-22-2011, 10:57 AM   #26
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I've never thought there's anything wrong with blatantly biased news organisations. Bias in the media has, to state the obvious, been around forever. With these incarnations, it's open, it's obvious, who cares. But blatantly stupid news organisations do no-one any favours. So my beef with Fox and MSNBC would not be anything to with overt political bias, but all to do with overt dumbing down. And CNN has been stupid enough to follow - its a shadow of what it was ten years ago.
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They'll be gunning for Netflix next. Comcast is a cable provider, they built a shit-ton of infrastructure to provide net service, and now they're going to push their internet preferences on you. Hey, remember how you hated paying too much for a cable package? This will be your internet service in several years. Want Youtube/Vevo, uStream, etc? Gotta buy 'em bundled with the Premium Service bundle!
I'm surprised there hasn't been a thread about Net Neutrality yet.
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America is slowly turning into Philadelphia?
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Old 01-22-2011, 11:51 AM   #29
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I don't know how people can say or think that Olbermann is "entertaining" and yet call Limbaugh "obnoxious" in the same sentence. If you ask me, both are about the same, just to different extremes. Glenn Beck too....they are mostly all annoying, arrogant, crazy douchebags.

Bill Maher, on the other hand, now that guys is funny. And he makes no secret of his intentions. Colberet and Stewart are good as well, but they are not Bill Maher.

I don't really know why the Republicans don't have someone as entertaining, likeable, yet on point like the left does. I suppose the potential humor would go against the traditional right's penchant for wrapping everything up in Jesus with their "3 - G's"
(God, Gun's, & Gays). I suspect that Bill O'Rielly is the best thing the right has got, maybe even Dennis Miller *if* he had a bigger voice.

Yeah Olbermann gone....no big loss there....sorry.
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I think Sean Hannity is hilarious. Seriously. he never breaks character. GENIUS.
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The problem is that while I tend to agree with most of Olbermann's viewpoints, he just goes about it in such an asinine, smarmy way that completely illegitimizes whatever he's saying.
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I'll believe that when I see it. It'll take way more than Olby's departure to turn that place into anything resembling a news outlet. I hear left-wing blowhard Cenk Uygar will be getting a show now, and he's just as bad as the others are.
I see that my joy is shortlived. No more than a couple of hours after your nemesis was let go and you're already frothing at the mouth about a person I've never heard of who is possibly, maybe getting his own show?

Unbelievable.

Chill out and stop watching MSNBC.
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I see that my joy is shortlived. No more than a couple of hours after your nemesis was let go and you're already frothing at the mouth about a person I've never heard of who is possibly, maybe getting his own show?

Unbelievable.

Chill out and stop watching MSNBC.
Did you see what I posted? I posted a story about MSNBC's potential turn towards the center and efforts made to appeal to a broader audience. I'm making a point that giving a show to someone in the same mold as the other commentators there may not work. It's part of a discussion. I know you're aware of the attacks on Rush and Beck here, and the names they're called. Is that "whining" to you? I don't see you advocating that they stop the insults and merely turn off the radio.

But you hear that, everyone? No more posting about Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck, since most of you here never listen to them for any significant period of time, if at all. No more posting about Fox News. By anitram's example, just don't watch it.

So no more posts about political entities who we can simply ignore, okay? That should really liven this place up.
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I post things that I read about in the paper. For example, Rush's latest racist rant against the Chinese was widely published so that's where I read about it. I don't have FOX or MSNBC - I am never home, don't watch much TV and pay for very few channels and even those are largely a waste of $ for me. So no, I don't watch this stuff and frankly I don't even know where I'd hear Rush Limbaugh even if I did listen to the radio (which I haven't in I don't even know how many years).

Because Rush and Glenn Beck are actual racists who say incendiary things that get published by mainstream papers, many of us will be aware of it without ever having heard or watched their shows.

You, on the other hand, continuously state that you were in fact watching Keith Olbermann, which to me is completely bizarre given how he affects you and how much you hate him. If I read a story about Rush it's while I'm reading the paper and it takes me maybe 2 minutes. Certainly not an hour a day in prime time.

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I stopped watching Countdown with KO a couple of months ago because his arrogant, blowhard tendencies finally began to overshadow the entertainment value I got out of the show, but this still doesn't sit right with me, especially since Glenn Beck and Bill O"Reilly still get to stay on the air despite doing a zillion times more obnoxious. I know their ratings are far better than KO's were, but wasn't Countdown the highest or one of the highest rated shows on MSNBC? Love him or hate him, he gave the network an identity. I don't remember anyone giving a crap about MSNBC before KO.

Also, I'm really, really scared they will can Rachel Maddow show's next.
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I'm surprised there hasn't been a thread about Net Neutrality yet.
I tried 3 different times to start one, and they kept disappearing so I gave up.

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(There really should be one though.)
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Fox is booming. MSNBC is failing. I think that's all there is to it.
Maybe it's evidence as to which type of people need an echo chamber more?
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I think it's more than likely that MSNBC was really tired of dealing with his antics and massive ego.

I never watched him so I won't miss him- I wouldn't even if I did watch him. Pompous, annoying, too LOUD.
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I don't know how people can say or think that Olbermann is "entertaining" and yet call Limbaugh "obnoxious" in the same sentence. If you ask me, both are about the same, just to different extremes. Glenn Beck too....they are mostly all annoying, arrogant, crazy douchebags.
olbermanns not crazy cuz we agreez wit himz!
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I don't know how people can say or think that Olbermann is "entertaining" and yet call Limbaugh "obnoxious" in the same sentence. If you ask me, both are about the same, just to different extremes.


no. they are not the same. the loudest voices on the Right are not matched by the loudest voices on the Left in either tone or content. just like some in here like to pretend that Fox and MSNBC are just two sides of the same coin, they are not. one is a network that has an all-liberal primetime lineup, the other is a well-organized propaganda machine. no other country in the developed world has a network quite like Fox.

Rush is vastly more powerful, and is much more to the Right than Olberman is the left. Olberman also doesn't resort to straight up racism, though i'd argue that overall, Rush is a much more talented showman. but these men don't play in the same league when it comes not only to money politics, but also when it comes to the influence within their respective parties.

it's lazy to sit back and say, "oh, well, they're all the same. crazies on the right and crazies on the left." the crazies on the Right are much, much, much crazier than those on the Left. and they have much, much, much more political influence than those on the Left.
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