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    Comcast bans all guns and ammo ads

    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.

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    Adverts with images of guns "pointing at people." Hm.

    If they were true believers, they'd be "banning" the third of their programming that contains images of guns pointing at people.

    Instead, or so it sounds from the description, they're singling out the self-defense type ads in which citizens are pointing their SD gun at criminals in SD situations. If true, seems they're putting broadcast revenues above communicating messages of saving lives.

    Anyone read this differently?


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    "ads showing semi-automatic weapons and guns pointed at people."
    Guns. And "semi-auto weapons" as well. I wonder what those could be, if not guns. One-flick-one-blade knives, perhaps? Hm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post

    If they were true believers, they'd be "banning" the third of their programming that contains images of guns pointing at people.

    Exactly. Kiss the politically-correct butts but don't interrupt the revenue stream. Hypocrisy of the highest order.
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    [QUOTE=ccw9mm;2671627]If true, seems they're putting broadcast revenues above communicating messages of saving lives.[QUOTE]

    Broadcasting is a business model of revenue generation.

    It's not about communicating messages, nor about saving lives.

    It's not a public service entity - it's a business.

    Just to be clear. You're inference that they should act in a public service capacity is wishful thinking, at best.

    I agree with you, however, we're both going to be disapppinted!! :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by saa View Post
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    If true, seems they're putting broadcast revenues above communicating messages of saving lives.
    Broadcasting is a business model of revenue generation.

    It's not about communicating messages, nor about saving lives.

    It's not a public service entity - it's a business.

    Just to be clear. You're inference that they should act in a public service capacity is wishful thinking, at best.
    It's a business, which means its primary goal is to continue in perpetuity, ideally to make a profit for the stakeholders, by doing enough work of high enough quality and interesting nature that customers will buy the product. Lacking that, or in cases where hypocrisy overcomes the quality to make it distasteful to a large enough percentage, those profits will be at risk of dipping/diving over time and upsetting the whole apple cart.

    That's the point: They are making such a change that affects public service (ironically, ostensibly helping to "save" people's lives from deadly so-called "gun" violence). Yet, that's only the mask; the real underlying motive is the money, as you point out (and which I also noted).

    Just thought the "public service" of noting the hypocrisy was worthwhile. That was my true motivation. Comcast, though? They're just being typical, when the heat is on and the revenue's thumbscrews are tightened.

    Disappointed? Not really. Saddened, and somewhat angered, that this box of wires and tubes has turned into just what E.R. Murrow warned us it would become, instead of a tool to inspire, educate and inform. Ed was right. Oh, so right. Screw the public and their needs; it's all about the M.O.N.E.Y., the more the merrier, the sooner the better. Another casualty of not being raised right.
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    That's funny coming from an industry that makes it's living off of guns and violence. I wish there were a stronger word than hypocrites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exacto View Post
    That's funny coming from an industry that makes it's living off of guns and violence. I wish there were a stronger word than hypocrites.
    There is...in fact there are several. But since it has been pointed out this is a family friendly site we can't say those words here.
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    Comcast bans all guns and ammo ads

    That's fine by me. I ban Comcast of their solicitation for my account. They have nothing over Directv anyway. Time for another tweet.
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    First step don't buy comcast. Second step, contact the companies that advertise with comcast in mass and tell them we will not buy their products. For instance, if Chevy supports comcast's agenda by running addson comcast stations and Ford does not, bam, just like that I am a Ford man.
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    Read this before posting here!!!!
    This is just the copied sticky from above, but apparently people don't read stickies anymore.



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    Stop posting any old news story here. This is supposed to be about self defense topics, not a dumping ground for anything you find interesting. This has been made clear in the past, but its getting out of hand again.

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