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No Al Jazeera

Please do not carry Al Jazeera.  We already have plenty of, so called, news channels that are nothing more than propogandists that sell advertising time.  That last thing the American television landscape needs is to be inundated with the propoganda of Islamic extremists.

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We dropped the Current TV channel, and will not carry Al Jazeera America, on U-verse due to contract disputes. We could not reach an agreement with the owner that we believe provided value for our customers and our business.

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Al Jazeera America is scheduled to start broadcasting on channel 189 Tuesday 8/20.

 

Let's not pass judgement just yet.

 

Tuesday launch

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Edited by texasguy37 on Aug 19, 2013 at 4:47:36 PM

kregg451 wrote:

 

Please do not carry Al Jazeera.  We already have plenty of, so called, news channels that are nothing more than propogandists that sell advertising time.  That last thing the American television landscape needs is to be inundated with the propoganda of Islamic extremists.


Al Jazeera America is not propoganda from Islamic extremists.

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I might tune in to see whether or not they are going to be an unbiased media outlet, but if they are as left leaning as CNN, MSNBC I'll just hide the channel.  If they are neutral, I might make them more of my regular news outlet.

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We dropped the Current TV channel, and will not carry Al Jazeera America, on U-verse due to contract disputes. We could not reach an agreement with the owner that we believe provided value for our customers and our business.


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Edited by dhascall on Aug 20, 2013 at 9:59:07 AM

oufanindallas wrote:

I might tune in to see whether or not they are going to be an unbiased media outlet, but if they are as left leaning as CNN, MSNBC I'll just hide the channel.  If they are neutral, I might make them more of my regular news outlet.


Well OUFan, as you can see from Dmitri's post, no you won't tune in.  That is too bad as I have heard that they are very neutral.  The Al Jazera website channel finder for my zip shows that they are on 189.  Oops.  U-Verse is not an option on their request a provider section as they still think that we have them.  They are on Comcast, 4DTV (freeview)Dish and Direct but I do not see Bright House.

 

When will the posts start to fly in, asking for the loss of any programming on 189? LOL!

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dhascall wrote:

oufanindallas wrote:

I might tune in to see whether or not they are going to be an unbiased media outlet, but if they are as left leaning as CNN, MSNBC I'll just hide the channel.  If they are neutral, I might make them more of my regular news outlet.


Well OUFan, as you can see from Dmitri's post, no you won't tune in.  That is too bad as I have heard that they are very neutral.  The Al Jazera website channel finder for my zip shows that they are on 189.  Oops.  U-Verse is not an option on their request a provider section as they still think that we have them.  They are on Comcast, 4DTV (freeview)Dish and Direct but I do not see Bright House.

 

When will the posts start to fly in, asking for the loss of any programming on 189? LOL!


That won't happen. Nobody watched Current!

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americangame wrote:

dhascall wrote:

oufanindallas wrote:

I might tune in to see whether or not they are going to be an unbiased media outlet, but if they are as left leaning as CNN, MSNBC I'll just hide the channel.  If they are neutral, I might make them more of my regular news outlet.


Well OUFan, as you can see from Dmitri's post, no you won't tune in.  That is too bad as I have heard that they are very neutral.  The Al Jazera website channel finder for my zip shows that they are on 189.  Oops.  U-Verse is not an option on their request a provider section as they still think that we have them.  They are on Comcast, 4DTV (freeview)Dish and Direct but I do not see Bright House.

 

When will the posts start to fly in, asking for the loss of any programming on 189? LOL!


That won't happen. Nobody watched Current!


Oh it will happen!  Trust me.  The few times that a channel has left (taken down by the channel owners) or an agreement not reached, there has been at least a few such silly requests.  I want my two cents that they paid each month, lol.

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I watched Current, it was the reason I left Charter.  Cenk Uygur and John Fugelsang were the best journalists in the business.  Al Jazeera is supposed to have a pro-western slant, but from an Arab point of view that could be interesting.  My at&t contract expires in a few weeks, and with Dexter and Breaking Bad winding down I will go to the cheapest basic tv/internet package I can find. 

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You know, pittman, I might just do the same thing.  I was so looking forward to this channel, and I am not even on a contract.  Comcrap, here I come :smileysad:.

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This is unbelievable that people are threatening to quit U-Verse over a news channel that no one had cared about or even mentioned before Current TV sold out to Al Jazeera. I never even heard of Current TV until it was brought out that Al Gore was behind it.


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dwinth wrote:

This is unbelievable that people are threatening to quit U-Verse over a news channel that no one had cared about or even mentioned before Current TV sold out to Al Jazeera. I never even heard of Current TV until it was brought out that Al Gore was behind it.


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There was a Current TV? :smileyvery-happy:

 

I think their ratings were even lower than MSNBC and CNN if that is even possible.

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Al Jazeera is fighting for their right to be carried . I might not watch them, but they deserve their voice here in the supposed land of the free

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Well,it's time to reach an agreement! 

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Edited by LoveHD on Aug 21, 2013 at 8:54:33 AM

I prefer having the opportunity to view Al Jazeera America and reaching my own viewpoint on it before anyone, including kregg451 (who originated this thread), attempts to tell me whether he approves of its inclusion in a channel lineup.

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Al Jazeera is simply a news organization that falls somewhere between MSNBC and CNN ideologically.  Like BBC, it focuses on international news while avoiding the entertainment-only stories such as what Justin Beiber or Lindsey Lohan happens to be doing today.  AT&T Uverse seems to be engaging in censorship here, which is a truly un-American response.  Even if you do not want to watch Al Jazeera, it seems hypocritical to engage in unconstitutional action in order to support American ideals.

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Edited by dwinth on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:23:03 PM

FortWorthTexas wrote:

Al Jazeera is simply a news organization that falls somewhere between MSNBC and CNN ideologically.  Like BBC, it focuses on international news while avoiding the entertainment-only stories such as what Justin Beiber or Lindsey Lohan happens to be doing today.  AT&T Uverse seems to be engaging in censorship here, which is a truly un-American response.  Even if you do not want to watch Al Jazeera, it seems hypocritical to engage in unconstitutional action in order to support American ideals.


If the government interferes in the freedom of speech, that is unconstitutional. If a private business decides what information, channels, books, etc they want you to have, that is their right, whether you agree with it or not. That is the big difference.

 

I personally would like to see U-Verse include beIN Sports and Al Jazeera. The more channels the better.

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It would have been more correct to replace the word "unconstitutional" with the word "un-American." Censorship by corporations controlling access to news media may be constitutional, but it is certainly in opposition to the spirit of freedom of speech.

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Oh wait....I did use the word "un-American!" Well, fancy that.

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Edited by Joakim Laga on Aug 21, 2013 at 10:08:40 PM

I was very interested in this channel and even had the launch date marked on my calendar.  I have followed them online and they are actually quite unbiased and I get news from around the world.  I was seeing them as an option to CNN.  I am quite disappointed in AT&T's actions.  I subscribe to their top packages and am already in the process of finding a cable/satellite provider other than U-verse who will allow me to watch this channel.  It's unfortunate, as I was happy with their service.  However, I pay over $220 monthly and I don't even get to watch what I want now.

 

Shame on AT&T.

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Hats off to AT&T we do not need this rubbish

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Edited by SomeJoe7777 on Aug 22, 2013 at 9:26:13 AM

shoe wrote:

Hats off to AT&T we do not need this rubbish


 

Yes, comrade!  Ve vill vatch only vhat you dictate, comrade!

 

 

 

 

So much for the Land of the Free.

 

 

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shoe wrote:

Hats off to AT&T we do not need this rubbish


....and I could say the same about Fox News.  I actually think the more viewpoints available, the better.  Wish UVerse would get Al Jazeera news ASAP (and beIN Sport).

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SomeJoe7777 wrote:

shoe wrote:

Hats off to AT&T we do not need this rubbish


 

Yes, comrade!  Ve vill vatch only vhat you dictate, comrade!

 

 

 

 

So much for the Land of the Free.

 

 


Yeah SJ, I wish that AT&T would have let us have that decision whether to watch or not.,  I did not realize that AJ also owned Bein Sports.  AT&T's refusal to carry that, should have been a prophetic red flag to them not carrying AJA.  One of their worst decisions, right up there with NASA on U300 and higher.

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Bravo, Some Joe! Best post ever! 1 million kudos to you!

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Shoe is just like Keith who started that other thread"programming". I told him what I thought there and challenged him to answer my post, but he never did. Shoe probably won't post again either. Why? THEY KNOW THEY ARE WRONG!!! Typical of those types...

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Shoe is just like Keith who started that other thread"programming". I told him what I thought there and challenged him to answer my post, but he never did. Shoe probably won't post again either. Why?

 

 

Are you, codycooper864, saying that there are trolls present here in "AT&T Community Forums?"

 

 

:mansurprised:

 

 

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codycooper864 wrote:
Shoe is just like Keith who started that other thread"programming". I told him what I thought there and challenged him to answer my post, but he never did. Shoe probably won't post again either. Why? THEY KNOW THEY ARE WRONG!!! Typical of those types...

Shoe is not a one post wonder, Has 2234 posts to his name, and will most likely post again. Do not make assumption about things that you know nothing about.

 


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LoveHD wrote:

Shoe is just like Keith who started that other thread"programming". I told him what I thought there and challenged him to answer my post, but he never did. Shoe probably won't post again either. Why?

 

 

Are you, codycooper864, saying that there are trolls present here in "AT&T Community Forums?"

 

 

:mansurprised:

 

 


There are Trolls on this forum? No! I don't believe it.  :smileysurprised:

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LOL!

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