DNC2012: The Comcast / MSNBC convention

posted at 8:01 am on September 8, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

So who were the top stars of the Democrats’ big shindig in Charlotte this week? The easy answers would be the President, the First Lady, or maybe Bill Clinton. Depending on your perspective, maybe Joe Biden was the most anticipated speaker, if only for the humor. But for the fans on the scene, the real stars could be the on air personalities of MSNBC and their parent company Comcast.

“Network, party and partisan moment have collided, felicitously, in Charlotte,” the paper reports. “MSNBC’s on-air personalities are mobbed in the street, snarling pedestrian traffic.”

“Sure, the events here in Charlotte are a national celebration of the Democratic Party and its presidential nominee,” the report continues, “but in many ways, it’s the MSNBC Convention.”

Reporters Ashley Parker and Michael Barbaro document how despite torrential rains, five-hundred convention-goers got soaking wet in order to watch a taping of MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews.

MSNBC’s branded swag — pins, coffee cups and tote bags — are “ubiquitous collectors’ items for delegates,” the reporters said. The paper also notes that the networks’ promotional posters and banners around and within the arena are so “ostentatious” that even MSNBC personality Willie Geist reportedly compared them to “North Korean propaganda.”

Perhaps this shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. As with most things in the world of politics, you need to follow the money. Comcast employees are, as a group, one of the biggest contributors to Barack Obama and the DNC.

Employees of media giant Comcast have contributed more money to President Obama’s reelection bid than employees from any other organization, according to a new analysis of Federal Election Commission data by the Center for Responsive Politics.

Comcast employees contributed nearly $80,000 directly to Obama for America and roughly $200,000 to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint account benefitting both the Obama campaign and Democratic National Committee, through the first half of 2011 records show.

There’s a pretty cozy relationship going on there, as the linked ABC article details. You can get personal meetings with the President – or any elected official, really – if you dump enough money into the pot. Open Secrets has the full details of Comcast contributions.

But perhaps one of the most obvious and potentially embarrassing examples comes from the broadcast news coverage itself. The video below is from Joe Scarborough’s show on MSNBC from Friday morning when the new jobs numbers came out. Disclosure: I watch Morning Joe pretty much every day and enjoy Joe’s exchanges with people from both sides of the aisle. But knowing what we know now about exactly how the unemployment rate managed to drop, this is pretty sad.

“This is good news for the president. 96,000 new jobs… non-farm jobs, it has dropped from 8.3% to 8.1%. Ladies and gentlemen, what you call that is a tailwind.”

Chuck Todd attempted to jump in at that point and note that “less than 100K jobs” is hardly anything to be crowing about, but the live-set audience was already drowning out the speakers with chants of “FOUR MORE YEARS.”

Really? You want four more years of the labor force shrinking and failing to create enough jobs to hold even with the population growth rate? Well… OK then! Party on, dudes!


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It’s all about what you use as your measuring stick.

Stoic Patriot on September 8, 2012 at 8:09 AM

We don’t call it msdnc for nothing

Pretty pathetic that todd is the more rational person between the two on this issue

cmsinaz on September 8, 2012 at 8:09 AM

The Party of Dumbassians

BigAlSouth on September 8, 2012 at 8:11 AM

good old MSLSD.

what’s sad is they got rid of Olberdouche and their collective bat$hit crazyness hasn’t dropped at all.

gsherin on September 8, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Joe is more worried about his job than his integrity.

Tater Salad on September 8, 2012 at 8:14 AM

that even MSNBC personality Willie Geist reportedly compared them to “North Korean propaganda.”

Well duh…

SWalker on September 8, 2012 at 8:16 AM

Drones…follow the bouncing ball.

Yoop on September 8, 2012 at 8:18 AM

“This is good news for the president. 96,000 new jobs…”

I’m glad it’s good news for the president. Sucks for the country, but who cares about that.

tru2tx on September 8, 2012 at 8:19 AM

Who is the little boy with the blonde hair next to Joe Scarborough? He looks constipated.

St Gaudens on September 8, 2012 at 8:21 AM

What a bunch of idiots. Clapping and hollering because the economy added 91,000 new jobs? Math was never their strong suit aparently, as 365,000 new claims for unemployment were filed last week.

Johnnyreb on September 8, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Perhaps it’s time to change cable providers.

Philly on September 8, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Journalistic malpractice, the very thing that got us here 4 yrs ago. Unlike CNN which may be re-thinking, MSDNC will always be our Pravda.

hillsoftx on September 8, 2012 at 8:37 AM

What is this MSNBC you speak of?

exsanguine on September 8, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Ummm.

This President still has the worst job creation record of any President since 1945. His record is one of net job losses. No other President can make that boast.

Remember the stimulus, part of the $5+ trillion Mr. Obama has added to the deficit? Mr. Obama promised it would lower unemployment. It hasn’t.

Mr. Obama has seen a historic number of people leaving the job market. That trend continued yesterday. In fact, it got worse.

The jobs being created comes no where close to keeping up with the population growth. That gap is not being closed in any significant way.

These figures have constantly been revised after the fact. I can’t remember another time in history where that has been done with such regularity. Why?

The “Morning Dope” is exactly that. Who would listen to such uninformed, dishonest tripe?

Marcus Traianus on September 8, 2012 at 8:39 AM

What the left cannot get is that the difference between MSNBC and Fox is Fox separates their hard news and commentary people by show — Special Report people other than the panel and those appearing on Shep’s show don’t do Hannity. MSNBC separates their people by network — they keep Brian Williams over on the NBC broadcast side as much as possible and give over their entire late-afternoon/prime-time line-up to opinion shows. That’s why when breaking news happens, nobody turns to MSNBC; even the liberals migrate back to CNN because they don’t want a partisan hack like Chris Matthews or Ed Schultz delivering stories that aren’t supposed to be spun for the Democrats the moment they occur.

(As for Scarborough on Friday morning, Jeez Louise, he’s been doing this and hearing the jobless numbers long enough to instinctively know that if the number isn’t at least in six-digit territory as far as new workers goes, it’s a disastrous figure. Joe’s not quite at the Devid Brooks level of periodically dancing to whatever tune his liberal bosses play in order to show fidelity to the company, but he’s pretty close.)

jon1979 on September 8, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Thus maybe the only time msdnc will have better ratings than fox

cmsinaz on September 8, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Probably lobbying to keep a stranglehold on customers. I hope technology eats them alive.

Cindy Munford on September 8, 2012 at 8:44 AM

MSLSD is NOT news! It is an entertainment show for the weak minded who get their news on the Daily Show or Colbert Report.

Sorry, have to keep telling myself that to keep some sanity.

HoustonRight on September 8, 2012 at 8:49 AM

“This is good news for the president. 96,000 new jobs… non-farm jobs, it has dropped from 8.3% to 8.1%. Ladies and gentlemen, what you call that is a tailwind.”

Delusional.

America keeps getting screwed and the water carriers keep carrying.

Thanks MSNBC,NBC, etc etc. Oh and thanks UES,Brayam, etc etc.

CW on September 8, 2012 at 8:49 AM

I too enjoy watching Morning Joe and I don’t understand Joe and his schizophrenic commentary. One day he is pounding the necessity of smaller government, the next he is practically worshipping Obama.

Decoski on September 8, 2012 at 8:50 AM

It kills me that in my Exeter NH health club we have MSNDC prominently featured as one of the 6 TV channel displays. Obviously lots of community activist lobbying by the local nest of moonbats. Think Phillips Exeter Academy professors. Fox news is on of the six also, probably to their everlasting irritation.

philw1776 on September 8, 2012 at 8:50 AM

I too enjoy watching Morning Joe and I don’t understand Joe and his schizophrenic commentary. One day he is pounding the necessity of smaller government, the next he is practically worshipping Obama.

Decoski on September 8, 2012 at 8:50 AM

It is a medical condition known as “Internment tingle”.

CW on September 8, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Who is the little boy with the blonde hair next to Joe Scarborough? He looks constipated.

St Gaudens on September 8, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Eminem ?

cableguy615 on September 8, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Wow,even HuffPo was pretty honest in its headlines about how terrible the new jobs numbers were yesterday. This is an embarrassment for Scarborough.

juliesa on September 8, 2012 at 8:58 AM

I too enjoy watching Morning Joe and I don’t understand Joe and his schizophrenic commentary. One day he is pounding the necessity of smaller government, the next he is practically worshipping Obama.

Decoski on September 8, 2012 at 8:50 AM

DoJ Guy: “Hey Joe…thats a nice morning show you got there…be a shame if you got sued for not publicly kissing Obama’s ass enough……”

BobMbx on September 8, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Two headlines from the same web site:

“Politics Gloomy jobs report shadows race with 60 days left”

“Politics US jobs outlook improves as campaign heats up”

http://www.mail.com/

davidk on September 7, 2012 at 9:59 PM

davidk on September 8, 2012 at 9:08 AM

He’s not called Morning Schmoe for nothing.

50sGuy on September 8, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Barry is getting a bounce. Today’s Rasmussen for some reason is already out

Barry 46
Romney 44

So it is a 4 to 5 points swing from last week. We have to see how long it’ll last.

At this age, bad economy and bad job number may actually work to Barry and the Dem’s advantage because the unemployed are afraid their last straw, government money, will be taken away.

bayview on September 8, 2012 at 9:14 AM

Wait until the unemployment rate drops to 7.9% next month.

All the networks will be dropping party balloons until November.

faraway on September 8, 2012 at 9:15 AM

I too enjoy watching Morning Joe and I don’t understand Joe and his schizophrenic commentary. One day he is pounding the necessity of smaller government, the next he is practically worshipping Obama.

Decoski on September 8, 2012 at 8:50 AM

It appears that hanging around liberals has a bad effect on one’s judgment.

Drained Brain on September 8, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Scarborough is MSNBC and belongs with that gaggle of leftist propagandists. You can tell everyone you are a blooming rose but the stench from the pile of goat dung you are sitting in will give you away. The charlatan will say whatever is necessary to retain his job . . . it’s that simple.

rplat on September 8, 2012 at 9:17 AM

So it is a 4 to 5 points swing from last week. We have to see how long it’ll last.

bayview on September 8, 2012 at 9:14 AM

These polls dont make sense.

I thought there were only 5% undecided. So, they all swung first to Mitt, then back to Obama, in the course of a week?

faraway on September 8, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Who is the little boy with the blonde hair next to Joe Scarborough? He looks constipated.

St Gaudens on September 8, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Pretty sure that’s Richard Maddow’s brother.

Alabama Infidel on September 8, 2012 at 9:18 AM

faraway on September 8, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Romney went down 4 points, Barry only went up by 1. It may be the soft support, and some former Barry voters who were persuaded by BJ that the bad performance of Barry was not his fault after all.

bayview on September 8, 2012 at 9:21 AM

I can’t believe Scarborough is that stupid. I would seriously look into someone tampering with the liquid he was inbibing in before that show.

Not only can’t we keep up with people graduating from our high schools and being added to the worker rolls, we can’t keep up with the illegals crossing the border looking for work.

bflat879 on September 8, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Romney went down 4 points, Barry only went up by 1. It may be the soft support, and some former Barry voters who were persuaded by BJ that the bad performance of Barry was not his fault after all.

bayview on September 8, 2012 at 9:21 AM

So, this is why Mitt must not only appeal to these voters in order to make them not vote for Obama, but they must actually get out and want to vote for Mitt.

faraway on September 8, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Obviously Joe doesn’t realize that you need to read the notes associated with the numbers to understand their context. The numbers were horrible. Not a good moment for a former member of Congress and one who is supposedly plugged in and part of the smart set.

For the life of me, I don’t know why anyone from our side of the fence bothers with the show (besides watching Mika preen for the camera)

R Square on September 8, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Wow. this is contrary to everything I thought and saw locally about Comcast.

Good for the MSNBC ideologues. Incompetents have to work somewhere and you don’t want to be out in this labor market. Although they may not know that.

They better hope that no stockholders notice the ratings FOX is getting with their coverage and discussion or things may change.

IlikedAUH2O on September 8, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Why didn’t even Scarborough remember that 200k new jobs have to be created just to stay even, 96k is going backwards 104k jobs.

Speakup on September 8, 2012 at 9:40 AM

These people all but leave billboards showing the incompetence to lead.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-07/democrats-said-to-end-convention-15-million-short.html

Cindy Munford on September 8, 2012 at 9:48 AM

I thought Microsoft dropped out of the “MS” part of MSNBC. Is there a name change?

albill on September 8, 2012 at 9:50 AM

It appears that hanging around liberals has a bad effect on one’s judgment.

Drained Brain on September 8, 2012 at 9:16 AM

I avoid them as much as possible. I don’t suffer stupid well.

Lanceman on September 8, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Cindy Munford on September 8, 2012 at 9:48 AM

That is the usual MO of the Dem, especially under Barry : spend more than what you have, and more than what you can afford.

bayview on September 8, 2012 at 9:51 AM

I thought Microsoft dropped out of the “MS” part of MSNBC. Is there a name change?

albill on September 8, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Microsoft sell its interest , MSNBC now stands for Maximus Sucking Nonsensical Bunch of Crap.

bayview on September 8, 2012 at 9:55 AM

bayview on September 8, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Borrowing from a “line of credit” from Duke Energy, wind/solar specialists equals large government grant, equals bankruptcy, equals taxpayers pay for DNC. All of this takes so long to happen that no one notices. It would be interesting to know if Duke is under consideration form some kind of grant or government contract.

Cindy Munford on September 8, 2012 at 9:59 AM

“MSNBC’s on-air personalities are mobbed in the street, snarling pedestrian traffic.”

“Sure, the events here in Charlotte are a national celebration of the Democratic Party and its presidential nominee,” the report continues, “but in many ways, it’s the MSNBC Convention.”

..because liberals know that nobody sucks Obama’s a$$ as well as MSNBC.

Baxter Greene on September 8, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Reporters Ashley Parker and Michael Barbaro document how despite torrential rains, five-hundred convention-goers got soaking wet in order to watch a taping of MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews.

…..reminds me of when people use to sit in the rain in the jungle to hear Jim Jones speak.

Baxter Greene on September 8, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Comcast employees contributed nearly $80,000 directly to Obama for America and roughly $200,000 to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint account benefitting both the Obama campaign and Democratic National Committee, through the first half of 2011 records show.

There’s a pretty cozy relationship going on there, as the linked ABC article details. You can get personal meetings with the President – or any elected official, really – if you dump enough money into the pot. Open Secrets has the full details of Comcast contributions.


….Look!!!
………….over there….
………………………….Fox News!!!!!

Baxter Greene on September 8, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Baxter Greene on September 8, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Aren’t these the same people who had to be spared dampness while waiting in line to “fill” Bank of America stadium?

Cindy Munford on September 8, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Pretty pathetic that todd is the more rational person between the two on this issue

cmsinaz on September 8, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Yeah, I’m pretty sure that’s one of the signs of the apocalypse, but it’s such a low bar when it comes to rational thinking on that network.

CitizenEgg on September 8, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Who is the little boy with the blonde hair next to Joe Scarborough? He looks constipated.

St Gaudens on September 8, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Must be Barney Frank’s page boy.

Sticky Wicket on September 8, 2012 at 10:21 AM

I remember the good old days when there was Adelphia cable run by a corrupt, petty family that would fly christmas trees on private jets for the family. They only had sub-par service.

Then Comcast bought them out.

I already knew about their customer service, or lack thereof, from others. Comcast was disconnected a couple of years ago here…

I can hardly wait for the new era of television that is ala carte, lets me pick the few things I actually like to watch. At the rate Roku and Boxee are going, that day isn’t far off at all. I already subscribe to a network larger than CNN with decent talent and web presence, and that sort of start-up will be the future of tv along with producers of programs that are good finding their own financial base. After that the old dinosaurs will either have to adapt or die off. MSNBC is one of the dying breed, and I don’t miss it now and when it is gone for good, I won’t shed a tear for it as it couldn’t adapt and get with the program. That goes for all the legacy networks: adapt and get with the program, or you are toasty in less than a decade becoming limited ‘niche’ networks if they survive at all.

ajacksonian on September 8, 2012 at 10:22 AM

It’s no longer just MessNBC…nowadays you can barely tell NBC from MessNBC, with Brian Williams and Matt Lauer being the worst offenders.

If you use Comcast products, you’re financing all of this propaganda.

OxyCon on September 8, 2012 at 10:23 AM

I thought Microsoft dropped out of the “MS” part of MSNBC. Is there a name change?

albill on September 8, 2012 at 9:50 AM

More S*#T from NBC

Sticky Wicket on September 8, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Really? You want four more years of the labor force shrinking and failing to create enough jobs to hold even with the population growth rate? Well… OK then! Party on, dudes!

Why not? Then they can either continue to collect unemployment or go on disability so they can be free to party on while chasing MessNBC celebrities around the country, you know, kinda like Deadheads only there’s at least some entertainment value there.

Seriously, if this is this a symbol of what we’re up against in November, we’ll get there–easily.

stukinIL4now on September 8, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Waiting for the Joe Scarblow – Charlie Crist bromance……..
(not that there’s anything wrong with that.)

FlaMurph on September 8, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Comcast employees contributed nearly $80,000 directly to Obama for America and roughly $200,000 to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint account benefitting both the Obama campaign and Democratic National Committee, through the first half of 2011 records show

…I wanted to drop Comcast as our cable provider but there is no other provider in our area. In areas where there is competition their service, if you want it is 25 bucks a month…here it is 75 bucks or more. Greedy corporation?

KOOLAID2 on September 8, 2012 at 10:46 AM

If you use Comcast products, you’re financing all of this propaganda.

OxyCon on September 8, 2012 at 10:23 AM

…I’m trying to find a way around them. I think I’d like to see a movement to boycott the mother of these news outlets that are abusively biased and actively engaged in politics, because I believe that unlike boycotts from the other side…it’ll work.

KOOLAID2 on September 8, 2012 at 10:58 AM

i watch every morning too. mainly to show my wife (who is a soon to be EX-dem) what “her” side actually believes. but also for the entertainment value. and yes, i think it was partially the whole “we’re here to push the obama agenda” (stockholm syndrome some for JS) that swept them away to claim 96k was good. BUT, i also think it was a healthy portion of most of them on the set, joe included, are dumber than stumps. just flat out borderline retarded. just listen for 15 minutes. they really dont KNOW 96K is awful. and to be fair, they didnt have the details and further analysis of HOW the 8.3 dropped to 8.1 (400k seekers quitting); it was 8 minutes after the initial release at 8.30am. so you’ve got one part obama frenzy, one part idiocy, and one part live TV with breaking news/lack of supportive details. apply percentages as you wish to how each is weighted.

t8stlikchkn on September 8, 2012 at 11:11 AM

In spite of all this, I read that CNN beat them (and everyone else) on the final night of the convention. Hmmm..

bluealice on September 8, 2012 at 11:13 AM

And Harry Truman thought H.V. Kaltenborn of NBC radio was biased.

Herb on September 8, 2012 at 11:18 AM

…I wanted to drop Comcast as our cable provider but there is no other provider in our area. In areas where there is competition their service, if you want it is 25 bucks a month…here it is 75 bucks or more. Greedy corporation?

KOOLAID2 on September 8, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Me too. I subsidize MSNBC once a month! There usually will not be a traditional ‘cable’ competitor. That’s part of the original monopoly granted to the cable tv companies in order to make it feasible to put in an infrastructure.

Your choice is to go with satellite companies, and phone companies like AT&T that are using their twisted pair for tv service. Haven’t heard good things about signal quality re AT&T, but I’m thinking about satellite.

slickwillie2001 on September 8, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Joe say is paid to be stupid, pandering to a stupid, in love audience.

he may be mildly intelligent…but the $$$$$$$ are big, and he lives a comfy live. that’s all

r keller on September 8, 2012 at 11:20 AM

I can hardly wait for the new era of television that is ala carte, lets me pick the few things I actually like to watch. At the rate Roku and Boxee are going, that day isn’t far off at all.

ajacksonian on September 8, 2012 at 10:22 AM

I’m going to look into that, as I’ve been looking for a way to dump Comcast for a while now. FIOS isn’t available (yet) in our area; lots of people here have DISH or Direct TV, but the hubby isn’t thrilled with the installation part of it. He’s the primary TV watcher and if I can find an alternative that keeps him happy, then I’ll make the switch.

If you use Comcast products, you’re financing all of this propaganda.

OxyCon on September 8, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Yep. I think about this every time I pay the bill. And it really frosts me.

…I’m trying to find a way around them. I think I’d like to see a movement to boycott the mother of these news outlets that are abusively biased and actively engaged in politics, because I believe that unlike boycotts from the other side…it’ll work.

KOOLAID2 on September 8, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Yep, it will. Any and all ideas are welcomed here. Switching is one major way, but I’m sure there are other effective ones as well.

PatriotGal2257 on September 8, 2012 at 11:21 AM

In spite of all this, I read that CNN beat them (and everyone else) on the final night of the convention. Hmmm..

bluealice on September 8, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Ratings don’t include CSPAN, and I suspect that a lot of folks went to CSPAN to see the whole thing, and not someone’s idea of what we should see complete with their vacuous ‘analysis’.

slickwillie2001 on September 8, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Perhaps it’s time to change cable dump propaganda providers.

Fixed it for ya, Philly.

drunyan8315 on September 8, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Comcast is based in liberal mecca, NYC, so it’s no surprise its individual employees donate to Dear Leader. There is plenty of evidence of a shady relationship between MSNBC & the Obama Administration – I just wouldn’t give this individual donor info to BO too much weight. Donations to the Obama Victory Fund PAC & bundling by executives and the millions spent on lobbying is more revealing.

Buy Danish on September 8, 2012 at 11:31 AM

“This is good news for the president. 96,000 new jobs… non-farm jobs, it has dropped from 8.3% to 8.1%. Ladies and gentlemen, what you call that is a tailwind.”

LMAOROTF!

Ya can’t fix STUPID!

GarandFan on September 8, 2012 at 11:32 AM

“This is good news for the president. 96,000 new jobs… non-farm jobs, it has dropped from 8.3% to 8.1%. Ladies and gentlemen, what you call that is a tailwind.”

It works as sarcasm.

Buy Danish on September 8, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Who is the little boy with the blonde hair next to Joe Scarborough? He looks constipated.

St Gaudens on September 8, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Must be Barney Frank’s page boy.

Sticky Wicket on September 8, 2012 at 10:21 AM

…missed that the first time around…wasn’t prepared for it!…………..my coffee’s now on the keyboard…and it’s not in the cup!

KOOLAID2 on September 8, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Scarborough defined “useful idiot” in that clip.

Crispian on September 8, 2012 at 12:33 PM

At the DNC convention:

Clinton: “I’m the greatest President EVAH. Obama, not so much.”

Obama: “Clinton was the greatest President EVAH. Me, not so much.”

Concerned_American on September 8, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Watching on HLN this morning, the anchorwoman(don’t know her name)opened the segment on the unemployment numbers by saying,

“We only have two more of these before the election in November”

They are really starting to get nervous that there is just not enough time to convince the “undecideds” out there that the economy is getting better and Obama needs more time.

Jvette on September 8, 2012 at 1:44 PM

…I wanted to drop Comcast as our cable provider but there is no other provider in our area. In areas where there is competition their service, if you want it is 25 bucks a month…here it is 75 bucks or more. Greedy corporation?

KOOLAID2 on September 8, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Comcast are the worst rip off among cable companies, and offer the most horrendous services…we used to pay 92 USD a month for a relatively basic comcast TV package (I am guessing some of the difference in price is caused by friggin cali taxes), since we’re more net users…but their services were awful, as little as we watched, we had to go to their local office to change the boxes 3 times within 6 months, they were all deffective and the lines of customers at their office were insane, especially after 4 pm… that’s where I realized how many illegals live in cali and in my area and did my own stats :)… so, I said no more and we opted for Directv instead, which I like just fine, we’ve been with them for an year now, so far so good…check if ATT U -verse are not planning on coming to your area, their prices are decent and for how much I paid to comcast for a basic tv package, I heard you coild get a bundle with att u-verse (internet or phone)…I know people who got it snd love it…

jimver on September 8, 2012 at 6:46 PM