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can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Jul 14, 2012 - 05:31am PT
Chaz, you're wrong on what Viacom pulled from DirectTV. They also pulled Spike, a bunch of kid's channel's and a few others, at least they did on the service I get. There goes a couple of channels I like watching. That doesn't leave a lot left that I find interesting enough to tune in on.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Jul 14, 2012 - 08:19am PT
Chaz...wrong?

Chaz...the perpetual naysayer?

Chaz...the 'anything vaguely connected with liberalism is suspect'?

Chaz...the 'comment first, research last'?


Yep, that's him.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 14, 2012 - 08:53am PT
"Chaz...the 'comment first, research last'?"



Turns out my guess was correct. A guess based on zero research.

Viacom - Stewart and Colbert's outfit - are indeed asking for more money. They feel they have DirecTV over a barrel, and they want to leverage the situation into more money for themselves.

I hope DirecTV sticks to their guns, because I don't want to see my satelite bill go up in order to keep a bunch of sh#t I don't even watch.
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Jul 14, 2012 - 08:58am PT
Chaz, it's kind of common to post a link to whatever new information one is introducing to an on-going conversation that is germane to the basic arguement.

Post up the link dude
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 14, 2012 - 09:13am PT
This should do it:

http://gawker.com/5925062/directv-forced-to-drop-all-viacom-channels-over-fee-dispute

"Viacom is looking to increase fees by up to 30% over $1 billion."

Viacom - Stewart and Colbert's outfit - wants an extra billion dollars. DirecTV doesn't want to pay it.

These satelite - programmer disputes are always the same. It makes for easy guessing.
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Jul 14, 2012 - 09:39am PT
Chaz, when you keep phrasing the deal with

"Viacom - Stewart and Colbert's outfit - wants an extra billion dollars. DirecTV doesn't want to pay it."

You imply that those two shows are the onus for Viacom's decision, falsely btw.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 14, 2012 - 09:44am PT
Just trying to stay relevant to the topic.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Jul 14, 2012 - 09:51am PT
"Viacom - Stewart and Colbert's outfit - are indeed asking for more money. "

In Chaz's mind, Viacom = Stewart/Colbert, & Stewart/Colbert = Viacom, as though this dispute was created specifically by S/C for the sole purpose of making more $ for S/C.

a) You'd probably be on the opposite side of such a view if it was Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, etc.
b) You'd probably laud them for making $ in the old fashioned capitalism way
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 14, 2012 - 10:05am PT
You mean like if Fox went off the air because they wanted more money from DTV?

Yeah, I'd say the same thing. Hannity, O'Riley, and Beck's outfit are holding out for more money.

There's going to be an agreement. Too much money working for there not to be. My guess ( guessing again ) is you'll be watching Stewart at his normal time Monday.

If a 30% increase = $1,000,000,000 , then DirecTV is already paying Viacom a few billion for their programming right now. Viacom's gotta have an outlet for their stuff, and DirecTV is the biggest game in town.

A few years ago, OLN - or VS, or whatever they called themselves then - tried the same stunt shortly before the Tour De France. I don't remember how it was settled then, but the mechanics were the same; Programmer wanted more money.

BTW, The Tour was broadcast as usual that year.
nature

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SoSlo, CO
Jul 14, 2012 - 11:48am PT
why am I not surprised here...?
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jul 14, 2012 - 12:03pm PT
Brilliant, truth sayer
nature

climber
SoSlo, CO
Jul 17, 2012 - 09:22am PT
http://www.thedailyshow.com

looks like last nights episode is streaming on the web.

what is Chaz yapping about and being so wrong about again?


oh. that.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Jul 17, 2012 - 11:00pm PT
My word...he certainly nailed Romney.
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-july-16-2012/democalypse-2012---bain-damage
nature

climber
SoSlo, CO
Jul 18, 2012 - 06:33am PT
you know it's good when Jon is that happy and thankful.


Wow... Jon just railed Romney in a way nobody else can. WOW!

It's a black tie affair mother f*#ker.


bwahahaaaahaaaa....

he's toast.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 18, 2012 - 09:52am PT
Could you say the NY Yankees are Derek Jeter's team?

Or is Jeter just *within* the Yankee outfit?
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Jul 18, 2012 - 10:02am PT
Chaz, if this was about Hannity or Limbaugh (or similar) & their distribution company, you'd be on the other side of the argument. Your view on this matter is ideologically-driven.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Jul 20, 2012 - 11:33pm PT
One of my favorite news segments is on Fridays on NPR...a Left/Right view of politics with EJ Dionne (left) and David Brooks (right). Much as I appreciate the respectful back & forth that goes on between these two, it sometimes doesn't feed my need for 'red meat' politics.

EJ Dionne clearly is a lefty, and nicely eloquent, but is sometimes too 'soft' for my preferences- I've never seen him in person until tonight, which reinforces this soft-left view in an Alan Alda-kinda way.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-july-19-2012/exclusive---e-j--dionne-extended-interview-pt--1

This said, Dionne has a historical sense that is uncommon amongst the reactionary left, and an ability to rationally state his position in a way that is engaging, and unusual amongst the 'red meat' hyperbole of MSNBC. He is worth a listen.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Sep 20, 2012 - 11:24pm PT
With all the blood in the water from Rmoney's self-inflicted lacerations, Stewart is on fire here...

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-september-19-2012/chaos-on-bulls--t-mountain

It's almost like he senses that the enemy is back on it's heels, and he's gonna put it down....for good.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Sep 24, 2012 - 08:33am PT
bump for Emmy!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Sep 24, 2012 - 08:33am PT
The Daily Show won it's 10th consecutive Emmy last night...

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/jon-stewart-hilariously-accepts-10th-consecutive-emmy-for-best-variety-series/

...in spite of Colbert & Fallon's desperate attempts to keep him from the stage.


Couldn't have happened to a nicer show, as far as I'm concerned.
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