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Time Warner Cable Says It Will Keep
‘Open Mind’ on Reinstating Al Jazeera

New York Times, by Brian Stelter

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Posted By:Flyright, 1/3/2013 4:15:30 PM

Time Warner Cable minced no words when it announced on Wednesday night that it was dropping Current TV, just hours after Al Jazeera acquired the channel. “Our agreement with Current has been terminated and we will no longer be carrying the service,” the distributor said. “We are removing the service as quickly as possible.” Critics of the distributor’s decision didn’t hold back, either, calling it cowardly, shameful and just plain dumb. On Twitter and Facebook, many people assumed that Time Warner Cable was expressing corporate opposition to Al Jazeera, the pan-Arab news giant,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/3/2013 4:18:09 PM     (No. 9096970)

Time Warner caved faster than the republicans....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lala, 1/3/2013 4:24:59 PM     (No. 9096981)

Oh, and I was feeling so sanctimonious for having Time Warner cable. Sheesh.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: sternben, 1/3/2013 4:33:52 PM     (No. 9096992)

I have TWC. If there was an alternative, Id use it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MattO, 1/3/2013 4:38:07 PM     (No. 9096997)

I will keep an open mind on canceling TWC.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: bkt23, 1/3/2013 4:39:14 PM     (No. 9096999)

I´ll keep an open mind on dumping Time Warner.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: noproblems, 1/3/2013 4:41:17 PM     (No. 9097002)

will boycott Time Warner if they carry Current TV

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Reply 7 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 1/3/2013 5:00:17 PM     (No. 9097034)

We have TWC. Due to the ever rising costs, we have been checking out alternatives. But, after this morning, I had decided to just keep them to show support for dumping the Islamoterrorist News Network (or whatever they plan to call themselves).

Now we are actively shopping again.

TWC is acting more French than the Republican Party these days. You know, talk big for a few minutes and then surrender to evil!!!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: veritas, 1/3/2013 5:11:07 PM     (No. 9097069)

Much of the world blocks Voice of America.

Here, we put subversive enemy networks on our cable systems. Oh, and Al Jazeera, too, along with ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, PBS, all of which I mentioned implicitly.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ocho reales, 1/3/2013 5:27:39 PM     (No. 9097093)

I wish Direct TV would dump Current but I doubt they will.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/3/2013 5:54:19 PM     (No. 9097115)

Al Jazeera is in the same category as CNN or MSNBC. TWC should consider dropping them.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 1/3/2013 6:15:59 PM     (No. 9097145)

Well, that didn´t take long.

I read an article here earlier about Time Warner dropping Current TV, and posted a simple response - "Thank you, Time Warner".

I´m away from the computer a while, and the first thing I see when I come back is that Time Warner is keeping ´open mind´ under pressure to reverse its decision.

My thank you lasts only as long as their decision to drop Current TV.

America never would have been founded as a Republic with today´s crop of weaklings.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 1/3/2013 6:57:05 PM     (No. 9097205)

What´s the beef? Al Jazeera is much more honest than Current TV and any of the ABCNBCCNNCBS types which lie about everything.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/3/2013 7:11:36 PM     (No. 9097224)

You better not, TW, or I´m going to DirecTV.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 1/3/2013 7:34:30 PM     (No. 9097262)

I personally do not care what TWC offers; it what they do NOT offer that bothers me, like Animal Planet that we enjoyed until it was
moved to HD status. If people wish to pay for
50 channels of reality shows that is their choice.

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