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Comcast bans Gun commercials

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Trent, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

    Comcast bans gun commercials

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

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

    I agree, Johnny.

    I find it humorous, how a cable network who has repeatedly piped pornography (on accident, of course) directly in to children's programming is trying to hold some moral high ground that "guns are bad, mmmkay."

    (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.)
  3. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    Does this not involves some First right or discrimination against business, thus restraint of free trade?
  4. InkEd

    InkEd Well-Known Member

    What about shows sponsored by gun companies?
  5. pinehtr

    pinehtr Well-Known Member

    How would this affect hunting shows and their advertisements.
  6. HorseSoldier

    HorseSoldier Well-Known Member

    +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.
  7. mrvco

    mrvco Well-Known Member


    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).
  8. Nickel Plated

    Nickel Plated Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. pinehtr

    pinehtr Well-Known Member

    Thanks, But still their lower than a dung beetle.
  10. mrvco

    mrvco Well-Known Member

    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).
  11. AlexanderA

    AlexanderA Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. AlbertH

    AlbertH member

    If you want to dictate

    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,

  13. KTXdm9

    KTXdm9 Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. JBrady555

    JBrady555 Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. GlowinPontiac

    GlowinPontiac Well-Known Member

    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.
  16. slowr1der

    slowr1der Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. InkEd

    InkEd Well-Known Member

    I lose signal for about 10 minutes during SEVERE thunderstorms. At which time, I can still watch anything on my DVR.
  18. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

    People............actually watch television?

    Folks actually PAY to watch commercials?
  19. mrvco

    mrvco Well-Known Member

    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.
  20. HKGuns

    HKGuns Well-Known Member

    I banned Comcrap 5 years ago so I suppose this is fair.

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