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Gun-free zone: Comcast cable
blacklists gun-related ads

Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley

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Posted By:Summernite, 2/19/2013 12:49:08 PM

Comcast Spotlight, the advertising and sales division for Comcast Cable, has halted all ads having to do with guns on its nationwide network. “Comcast Spotlight has decided it will not accept new advertising for firearms or weapons moving forward,” the company said in a statement. “This policy aligns us with the guidelines in place at many media organizations.” This month, Comcast acquired NBC Universal in a $16.7 billion deal reported by Media Decoder.

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The Washington Times has picked up the Story earlier posted from the Flint Michigan local ABC affiliate. I´m so glad that this is getting some national exposure.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bedub, 2/19/2013 12:57:07 PM     (No. 9185033)

Does this mean no more trailers for movies and tv programs showing gun violence?


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Reply 2 - Posted by: nimby, 2/19/2013 1:20:09 PM     (No. 9185081)

I blacklist Comcast too!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: youngtexan, 2/19/2013 1:23:24 PM     (No. 9185090)

Waiting for Comcast to lose costumers over this.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lonestarm3, 2/19/2013 1:37:08 PM     (No. 9185117)

As if the association with NBC is not enough to drop Comcast over, now they want to be sure by doing this?

"Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: littleshell, 2/19/2013 1:37:21 PM     (No. 9185118)

No surprise there. Comcast owns NBC and MSNBC

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Reply 6 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 2/19/2013 1:55:33 PM     (No. 9185152)

No Comcast for me, thanks...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: john56, 2/19/2013 2:06:28 PM     (No. 9185175)

Well, if anybody thought that Comcast´s purchase of NBC Universal from GE was going to moderate their views, this and the hire of David Alexrod probably should remove that thought from their minds rather quickly.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: clayusmcret, 2/19/2013 2:17:27 PM     (No. 9185194)

Direct TV is better.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Guard SGT (ret), 2/19/2013 2:50:01 PM     (No. 9185254)

I am glad I don´t have Comcast.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: killerbee, 2/19/2013 3:27:48 PM     (No. 9185307)

I don´t have Comcast, but I don´t recall ever seeing any gun-related advertising. I can´t think of a single thing.

However, I think this means they´re admitting that what people see on TV might have an influence on them. Interesting.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: rockymtnhigh, 2/19/2013 3:30:56 PM     (No. 9185312)

Can Comcast´s shareholders sue management over their business practices? Seems management is turning down a legitimate stream of income. What´s next, not showing advertisements for politicians they don´t agree with? (I know they already give free advertising to those they do).

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 2/19/2013 3:39:53 PM     (No. 9185323)

I like the idea that movies with violence should not be advertising since they involve firearms and killing without notice of who the good and bad guys are. Doesn´t that make crazy people want to do violent things?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: snakeoil, 2/19/2013 5:06:07 PM     (No. 9185456)

I am a compost cable customer. There are other options but they all will eventually tow the pc line. Last night I watched one of their outdoors channels which is about hunting. They had ads for firearms and ammo. They also have hunting with bows. Guess that´s next.

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