Comcast bans Gun commercials


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Trent
March 22, 2013, 05:14 PM
Comcast bans gun commercials (http://www.wthr.com/story/21768331/comcast-gun-commercial-ban-hits-indiana-gun-stores?Clienttype=generic&mobilecgbypass)


LAFAYETTE -
A decision by Comcast Corp. to ban commercials touting firearms and ammunition has left some Indiana gun stores searching for new ways to advertise their products.


I'm sure they still broadcast all kinds of violent content and pornography, however.

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Trent
March 22, 2013, 05:40 PM
I agree, Johnny.

I find it humorous, how a cable network who has repeatedly (http://www.coloradosprings.com/articles/comcast-14717-krdo-channel.html) piped (http://www.fiercecable.com/story/comcast-accidentally-delivers-porn-abc-channel-colorado/2012-04-13) pornography (http://www.onrpg.com/boards/showthread.php?50123-Comcast-airs-porn-on-disney!!) (on accident, of course) directly (http://www.cablerant.com/index.php?topic=732.0) in to children's (http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r18276748-Comcast-Airs-PORN-During-Disney-Broadcast) programming (http://www.broadbandreports.com/forum/r18265399-Disney-Channel-Horror-Customers-Get-Porn-Instead) is trying to hold some moral high ground that "guns are bad, mmmkay." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=673YyI0kq3M)

(Links on different words point to articles where Comcast has piped porn directly in to the Disney channel, cartoon channels, and the morning news, etc, on accident.)

oneounceload
March 22, 2013, 06:47 PM
Does this not involves some First right or discrimination against business, thus restraint of free trade?

InkEd
March 22, 2013, 06:58 PM
What about shows sponsored by gun companies?

pinehtr
March 22, 2013, 07:09 PM
How would this affect hunting shows and their advertisements.

HorseSoldier
March 22, 2013, 07:25 PM
I'm sure they still broadcast all kinds of violent content and pornography, however.

+1. About 50% of American television is effectively advertising, or at least free publicity, for firearms. As much as the twits in the entertainment industry might wring their hands about guns, if guns just didn't exist unemployment in Hollywood would probably double or triple overnight.

mrvco
March 22, 2013, 07:32 PM
OFN

It only affects ads sold and locally inserted by Comcast's "Spotlight" sales organization. Not ads broadcast by OLN, Sportsman Channel, etc.

Even though Comcast owns NBC Sports Network (formerly Versus), something tells me they aren't booting the high-dollar national advertisers off their hunting shows (my guess would be that tampons and soap ads aren't going to pay the bills during hunting programming).

Nickel Plated
March 22, 2013, 07:34 PM
Does this not involves some First right or discrimination against business, thus restraint of free trade?
If Comcast is a privately owned company (Are they, I don't know) then no.
The Constitution applies to government only for the most part.

If you walk into some store and start ranting about abortions or homosexuals or whatever topic. You can't sue them for violating your right to speak and demonstrate when they call the cops and have you escorted out.

pinehtr
March 22, 2013, 07:35 PM
Thanks, But still their lower than a dung beetle.

mrvco
March 22, 2013, 07:38 PM
Comcast owns NBC now and they had been public before that for quite a while. And again, we're talking primarily about "local" ads, ads for your local gun range, gun shop or whatever. This does more to hurt your local firearms related small businesses than anything (assuming they advertised on cable to begin with).

AlexanderA
March 22, 2013, 07:38 PM
How much gun advertising was on cable TV anyway? It seems to me that this was not a very cost-effective medium for guns. Your advertising dollars would be better spent on specialized print media or -- maybe -- AM radio. Or sponsorships at shooting events. So we're looking at an issue that's largely symbolic.

AlbertH
March 22, 2013, 07:49 PM
If someone really wants to have the ability to dictate what kind of advertisments a company will allow or won't, become a majority stock holder and get a seat on the BOD because it's not going to happen any other way. Corporations make decisions based on profits and dropping a few advertisers in lieu of losing hundreds is nothing more than a well thought out business decision.

The era of making decisions based on statesmanship is long gone. Congress and our own representatives refusal to compromise is living proof of that.

If anyone really thinks that Comcast is going to be that drastically affected by losing a few thousand customers nation wide, they have to be naive. How many of you actually have more than one choice in the first place?

Some may live in an area where they have multiple choices when it comes to high speed internet and cable TV, but most do not. Some areas of the country still don't have the option of even acquiring cable TV or high speed internet.

When I read the kind of posts that some people here write, It amazes me that they are even able to post them on the net, because if they actually followed up with every threat they made, they would not only living off the grid but also living in the 18th century.

Talk is free, actions have consequences

Just my thoughts,

Al

KTXdm9
March 22, 2013, 07:53 PM
I had more outages with Comcast in a month than I've had with my current provider in 3 years. Glad I left their crap product a long time ago.

JBrady555
March 22, 2013, 08:09 PM
In my area you either get comcast or knology. Glad I have knology lol. Comcast has poor service to go along with their anti 2a attitude. It's too bad that satellites go out every time that it rains or I would go that route.

GlowinPontiac
March 22, 2013, 09:14 PM
Comcast is the ONLY cable provider where I live. Satellite does not work good in my neighborhood because of surrounding hills and Uverse is not available here. It sucks. They know they are your only option and could care less about outages that last for hours.

But when the power comes out they are the first on the scene to put small honda generator at the base of a pole and run a cord up to their amplifier. No power for 9 days but they kept refueling that generator to keep their signal amp running!

oh and people that had whole house gensets reported that the cable still didnt work until mainline power was restored!

In summary, comcast sucks but they have a monopoly in the area so they are the only choice.

slowr1der
March 22, 2013, 10:44 PM
In my area you either get comcast or knology. Glad I have knology lol. Comcast has poor service to go along with their anti 2a attitude. It's too bad that satellites go out every time that it rains or I would go that route. This is way overblown. If your dish is properly aligned you will very rarely lose signal. I'd wager to be the downtime on most satellite systems is usually quite a bit less than most cable systems. After having satellite, I'd never go back to cable. Pretty much everyone I know that's switched feels the same way. The only people I know that try to tell me cable is better than satellite have never had satellite. Yet somehow they always seem to know all about how often it goes out when it rains as well as all of the other rumors.

InkEd
March 22, 2013, 11:58 PM
I lose signal for about 10 minutes during SEVERE thunderstorms. At which time, I can still watch anything on my DVR.

Sam Cade
March 23, 2013, 12:55 AM
People............actually watch television?

Folks actually PAY to watch commercials?

mrvco
March 23, 2013, 05:46 PM
People............actually watch television?

Folks actually PAY to watch commercials?
I make it a point to keep my television viewing to a minimum and when I do watch, I watch content that I've recorded on my Tivo and fast-forward through the commercials. Thankfully I've gotten out of the habit of mindlessly sitting in the television watching whatever happens to be on.

HKGuns
March 23, 2013, 06:39 PM
I banned Comcrap 5 years ago so I suppose this is fair.

2005 Vette
March 23, 2013, 07:12 PM
I work for Comcast and they are a top notch company to work for. They provide a great product on the cutting edge of technology. The only anti gun thing I have ever seen is not allowing guns on the premises. Not a shocker for business locations. I have never seen a gun commercial in all the time I have watched TV. They have issued no communications on any gun or 2nd amendment stance in either direction. They are pro making money from advertising.

Ignition Override
March 23, 2013, 08:28 PM
Sam Cade: Quite true.

By frequently paying attention to certain tv news segments and reading the front sections of newspapers (plus THR etc for five years), many of us picked up on the clear "hints" before the '08 and '12 elections. I have nothing to do with Facebook, Twitter etc.

Mass media also gave increasingly clearer warnings about stronger political and media reactions immed. after every massacre. Just after Aurora, CNN's Piers Morgan (who was fired from the BBC) began his crusade against "the assault rifle" or AR-15.
The chain of recent massacres which began in Tucson-Aurora-Portland gave us plenty of warning to buy both ammo and a desired gun.

Any one of those -long before Newtown- could have led to the present ammo drought, and the intense struggles to preserve gun rights.

Various regular hints/cautionary advice resulted in having heaps of centerfire ammo (plus 2,000 .22LR).
Things seem to have worked out pretty well via those info sources, thanks to paying attention to certain aspects of mass media
and THR/Thefiringline etc.

steelerdude99
March 24, 2013, 07:35 AM
Does Comcast offer the Outdoor Channel? If so, will they cut entire shows, like Guns and Ammo TV, or just commercials for shows? [ OR do nothing ? ] Comcast is NOT the cable provider in my area; so I don't have an option or keeping or dropping them for 2nd Amendment reasons.

chuck

Pilot
March 24, 2013, 08:01 AM
Brian Roberts, CEO of Comcast and senior Comcast executive David Cohen are both Obama supporters and campaign donation bundlers. I am not surprised at their anti 2A stance.

In a convoy of black SUVs, followed by the long tail of the Washington press corps, the vacationing President Obama went out of his way Sunday to stop by the house of a friend on Martha's Vineyard.

Obama and close aide Valerie Jarrett were hosted by Brian and Aileen Roberts at their multimillion-dollar North Shore mansion, a property situated off a rutted dirt road in an exclusive neighborhood. Billionaire Dirk Ziff, investment advisor Steven Rattner, and Donald Graham, chairman of the Washington Post, also have houses there looking out over the gorgeous Vineyard Sound.


http://articles.philly.com/2011-08-24/business/29922380_1_comcast-executive-vice-president-president-obama-comcast-s-roberts

The fundraising merry-go-round stops briefly in Philadelphia on June 30, with President Obama showcasing a high-dollar dinner at the home of Comcast executive David L. Cohen.

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/may/20/news/la-pn-obama-philadelphia-fundraiser-20110520

If you have Comcast Cable you are supporting a rabid anti-2A agenda and politicians.

Davejb
March 24, 2013, 08:16 AM
If you have Comcast Cable you are supporting a rabid anti-2A agenda and politicians.

Such is life, I can choose to support them or use dialup as those are my 2 choices. It's easy to rant when you have other options available, many don't.

Queen_of_Thunder
March 24, 2013, 08:34 AM
Comcast cable tequires two things to survive. The public airwaves and public easements. Hence the private property argument becomes moot.

GlowinPontiac
March 24, 2013, 05:22 PM
So will Comcast air the anti-gun commercials that mayor Bloomberg is paying for?

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