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“Magic” Mandate: Democrats force Comcast to create new “black programming”
American Vision News ^ | February 23rd | Joel McDurmon

Posted on 02/26/2012 4:50:24 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing

Magic Johnson slam-dunked an alley-oop tossed up by Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Attorney General Eric Holder’s office in conjunction with the FCC. The sweet-heart play emerged from a back-door screen set by these Democrats against cable giant Comcast during its merger with NBCUniversal.

But the score required little magic and a lot of political pressure from the left. WashingtonFreeBeacon.com reports:

(Excerpt) Read more at americanvisionnews.com ...


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KEYWORDS: california; comcast; ericholder; fcc; kenyanbornmuzzie; magicjohnson; magicmandate; mandate; maxinewaters; mittromney; nbcuniversal; newtgingrich; ricksantorum; tyranny
Ummm, "congress shall make no law"?
1 posted on 02/26/2012 4:50:33 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing
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To: abb

================It is the first of 10 new networks—the majority of which are owned by African-American and Latino businessmen—that Comcast will launch by 2018, per its agreement with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Justice to “diversify the cable landscape.”=================


2 posted on 02/26/2012 4:52:28 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

We’re becoming more and more like the old obsolete Soviet Union every day.


3 posted on 02/26/2012 4:53:39 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the DemocRAT voter base to start paying their "fair share" of taxes.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Notice it's not Congress that does this, it's the commie apparatchiks on the left in committees and in regulatory commissions.
4 posted on 02/26/2012 4:57:52 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
While I agree and am left wondering where the White Entertainment Network is...

Exactly what law is it that Congress 'made' with regard to this story.

"pressure from Democratic politicians..." isn't the same as a law.

BTW...you can determine where this websites bread is buttered by the phrase "Democratic politicians". It should be Democrat politicians. A phrase that Democrats hate.

5 posted on 02/26/2012 5:02:19 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Do all He commands. Receive all He promises.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Would be funny if Comcast did a black version of SCTV's "Great White North", which was a reaction to Canada's demand that the show's programming always contain a certain aspect of Canadian content.


6 posted on 02/26/2012 5:04:07 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I can’t be the only person who has noticed the media, TV particularly, has been completely given over to Blacks.

More than once, I have skipped through all the roughly dozen channels I get off the air and found nothing but Blacks on every channel.

This is during the daytime.


7 posted on 02/26/2012 5:09:25 PM PST by yarddog
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
"pressure from Democratic politicians..." isn't the same as a law.

No. But they do have the power to put them out of business. It's so nice, don't you see.

ML/NJ

8 posted on 02/26/2012 5:10:00 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Golly - reruns of the Jeffersons on 10 channels!


9 posted on 02/26/2012 5:14:52 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"We’re becoming more and more like the old obsolete Soviet Union every day."

The election of President Barack Hussein Obama, an avowed Marxist Communist, closed a significant chapter in American History. It ended our sixty year Cold War with Communism and the Communists won the war.

10 posted on 02/26/2012 5:18:00 PM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: DJ Taylor

I agree. We were sold out by people claiming to be Americans. What a disgrace. I have learned one thing though, there are U.S. citizens and there are Americans. The two aren’t even close to being similar.


11 posted on 02/26/2012 5:26:18 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the DemocRAT voter base to start paying their "fair share" of taxes.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
In February 2010, (Mad Maxine) Waters asked then-NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Zucker, “Is there some assumption that black programming is not profitable?”

Waters said she doubts the conditions will be strong enough to coerce Comcast to meet its commitments.

So Mad Maxine is "one Socialist" that is gonna "take over all of those companies" as well, right?

And "the government" is going to "run all of those companies."

Is that what "this liberal is all about" AGAIN Maxine?



What a worthless commie bitch...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3I-PVVowFY&feature=player_embedded

12 posted on 02/26/2012 5:27:12 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: ml/nj
But they do have the power to put them out of business.

Well...actually...no they don't. They think they do but they do not.

In a Judge Napolitano vein...what if Comcast stood up and said 'no'? What if Congress pushed back? What if Comcast said, "Go for it and we'll use our millions to sue your ass."

Eventually the politicians would back down because it would come down to rule of law. And as yet there are no laws that would allow the pols to force Comcast to do any such thing as is illustrated in this article. So Comcast does the math and decides that losing a maximum of 18% of their audience is not that big a deal. The pukes in Congress wind up with no control.

Of course, when Comcast acts like pussies and caves at the first blow, it gives Congress all the power. Game over.

"You cannot control a man who has no fear."

13 posted on 02/26/2012 5:29:47 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Do all He commands. Receive all He promises.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Will there be a quota that they must have 20% of the on-screen characters in significant positions of respect?


14 posted on 02/26/2012 5:37:45 PM PST by Surrounded_too
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To: Surrounded_too

Add ‘white people’ to that just above


15 posted on 02/26/2012 5:38:52 PM PST by Surrounded_too
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I’m sure both people watching the new mandated programs will thrilled and wee-wee themselves from excitement.


16 posted on 02/26/2012 5:43:06 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Surrounded_too
Will there be a quota that they must have 20% of the on-screen characters in significant positions of respect?

12.6%. And Hispanics are 16.3%.
17 posted on 02/26/2012 5:45:01 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
In a Judge Napolitano vein...what if Comcast stood up and said 'no'? What if Congress pushed back? What if Comcast said, "Go for it and we'll use our millions to sue your ass."

Sue for what? Comcast is probably operating in violation of hundreds of State and Federal laws and regulations that get "overlooked" right now. The only place they can go with their "no fear" is the same place Hank Reardon did.

ML/NJ

18 posted on 02/26/2012 5:53:00 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: RightGeek

There are several solutions to this mandate.
* Crosby show reruns
* It’s a different world reruns
* NBA and NFL matches, past and present


19 posted on 02/26/2012 6:04:18 PM PST by tbw2
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To: tbw2

Don’t forget “Cops”, the highest black percentage of any show on TV.


20 posted on 02/26/2012 6:10:44 PM PST by suthener
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To: suthener

Smallville was a pretty good show but they must have had 80% of all dr.s scientists, lawyers, judges, psychiatrists, professionals, sheriffs, police chiefs, brilliant people of any persuasion etc. be Black. Female or Black and female.

They made up for it by having the athletic teams be mostly white. Oh, nearly all the prisoners were White too.

Since Kansas is only 2% Black for the state as a whole they must have had all the better educated ones move to Smallville.

Even the Martian is Black. Oops almost forgot, Clark Kent’s best friend is black.


21 posted on 02/26/2012 6:33:24 PM PST by yarddog
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Halfmanhalfamazing.


22 posted on 02/26/2012 7:02:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: yarddog

I’ve noticed. And I haven’t had cable tv since 2005, though
i do watch when i’m traveling for work. It just seems that
there is a race angle to everything. I was unaware of this
in the 70’s,80’s 90’s, even 00’s. Rush was right when he
said before the 2008 election that the post-racial president
would make things worse, not better.


23 posted on 02/26/2012 7:03:42 PM PST by americas.best.days...
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
the question is... can they mandate Advertisers???
24 posted on 02/26/2012 7:17:41 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: TLI

My response: “If you weren’t such a stupid bimbo, you would know that if it were profitable there would be more of it.”


25 posted on 02/26/2012 7:21:39 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Somehow,someway this is all about getting Barry Hussein reelected. Period.
26 posted on 02/26/2012 7:58:06 PM PST by 4yearlurker
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

There is a need to reafricanize africa. Let’s start with Waters, Holder, and Obama, then empty the prisons and round up all of the gang bangers. Life couldn’t get any better!

Just getting real tired of all this crap.

Bat


27 posted on 02/26/2012 8:13:30 PM PST by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

There used to be a good black-only network on TV, but now it’s just a music video channel.


28 posted on 02/26/2012 9:06:24 PM PST by NorthStarStateConservative (A conservative, a moderate, and a liberal walk into a bar. Bartender says, "Hi, Mitt!")
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

They can Have Breaking News when the Latest Nike Sneakers will be released


29 posted on 02/27/2012 3:36:45 AM PST by ballplayer
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