This is off the subject, but the mention of CNN made me think of it.
I was calling Comcast to drop the premium movie channels from our subscription and the salesperson was trying to discourage my decision by mentioning that they now carry BBC News on Comcast digital cable. I told her that I thought that BBC was an a leftist, anti-American propaganda machine and that I was offended to have come into my home. I would like to encourage anyone else who has Comcast digital cable to call and complain about them carrying BBC. Maybe we can have it blocked.
posted on 08/05/2003 12:57:24 PM PDT
Comcast is carrying BBC America on it's digital tier; it's being distributed to cable and satellite providers by Discovery.
The bulk of BBC America's programming is in the entertainment realm. They simulcast BBC News with BBC World (which isn't presently available in the US) in the early morning and at 6P ET.
BBC is currently trying to get BBC World in the US; that particular channel is currently available across most of the rest of the planet.
I'm no major fan of BBC's reporting style, but I'd certainly have them on my satellite system (gotta see what the "bad guys" are saying about us on an ongoing basis).
posted on 08/05/2003 1:03:18 PM PDT
I have comcast too and usually watch the BBC every night. I don't want it blocked. They can be very anti-American and when I get really offended, I do turn it off. But I want to see how the rest of the world views us. Plus, they report on areas of the world that I cannot get on any other channel. Many times, though, I find them even-handed, since this is for an American audience. IF Michel Husain is anchoring. She likes to rile her guests. So if they're lefties, as many of them are, she often takes the US side. I like that. When Katty Kay is on, that doesn't happen so much. But now, I'm seeing K. Kay when I turn on Brit Hume in the evening sometimes.
posted on 08/05/2003 1:09:45 PM PDT
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