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Posted Aug 19, 2013
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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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Dwinth- sometimes trolls have a lot of posts. Just because shoe is not a one post wonder does not mean that I do not think he is trolling here and trying to work people like me up. HE IS DEAD WRONG! I want him to post again here...in this thread to answer to the responses he had gotten. People should not ever NOT want a channel to be carried and that is the bottom line. I wish they carried EVERYTHING whether I watch it OR NOT! The more choices for people here in America THE BETTER! Sometimes I wonder if some people really believe in the constitution or not . Shoe is advocating communism here by saying that he is glad that AT&T is deciding what I can watch for me! I want him to come back and answer to this response now! I will be waiting.

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Aug 22, 2013 2:54:18 PM
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If Show will not respond then I will assume that he is the troll that I think he is.

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Aug 22, 2013 4:19:26 PM
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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. 


It's not the first time that he has expressed this view.

 

http://forums.att.com/t5/Features-and-How-To/Al-Jazeera-English-availability-soon/m-p/2666011

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codycooper864 wrote:
If Show shoe will not respond then I will assume that he is the troll that I think he is.

From Wikipedia:  A troll is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people,by posting inflammatory, extraneous or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a forum, chat room, or blog), either accidentally or with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.

 

I you'd have taken the time to look over shoe's posts from the past you would know that along with the fact that he's posted over 2,200 times and he's been on these boards for over 3.5 years, he is far from a 'troll'.

 

Calling names is not nice and is frowned upon. 

 

Everyone is entitled to their opinion...whether you agree with it or not.

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Shoe,

 While I probably wouldn't have watched the channel, there is no reason other than $$$ to keep it off the air.  I despise CNBC and CNN but I make it my choice to not watch either one.  More channels with different viewpoints is not a bad thing.

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Aug 22, 2013 5:23:17 PM
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codycooper864 wrote:
If Show will not respond then I will assume that he is the troll that I think he is.

Just because he doesn't repsond to your childish accusations does not a troll him make.

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codycooper864 wrote:
Dwinth- sometimes trolls have a lot of posts. Just because shoe is not a one post wonder does not mean that I do not think he is trolling here and trying to work people like me up. HE IS DEAD WRONG! I want him to post again here...in this thread to answer to the responses he had gotten. People should not ever NOT want a channel to be carried and that is the bottom line. I wish they carried EVERYTHING whether I watch it OR NOT! The more choices for people here in America THE BETTER! Sometimes I wonder if some people really believe in the constitution or not . Shoe is advocating communism here by saying that he is glad that AT&T is deciding what I can watch for me! I want him to come back and answer to this response now! I will be waiting.

If Shoe is advocating communism here, then he is definitely a left shoe.

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Aug 23, 2013 2:28:42 AM
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will say one thing to you and one thing only and you
can interpret it any way you like …NUTS

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shoe wrote:

will say one thing to you and one thing only and you
can interpret it any way you like …NUTS


Dry roasted or salted?

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Aug 23, 2013 8:20:53 AM
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Although I'm no moderator, I found this, in a post from moderator Wendigo, that sums up my feelings, to a tee.  This thread was from 2 years ago:

 

Please stop the sniping in this thread - any further posts not related the the availability of Al Jazeera will be removed. If you don't want the channel, then there's no need to comment. Thanks!

 

Sounds like a plan, eh?  :smileyhappy:

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Aug 23, 2013 7:22:40 PM
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They dropped ABC News Now, which sucked. I want to see some serious news. They could put it on Channel 243 if they had to. 

 

For those who want The Blaze, how does 212 or 213 sound? Right in between Fox News and MSNBC. 

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Aug 25, 2013 10:21:12 AM
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Speak for yourself,"americangame". I watched Current TV and was looking forward to tuning in to some non-partisan, un-whitewashed, factual news.

 

[Please keep it courteous]

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PizzaioloMike wrote:

Speak for yourself,"americangame". I watched Current TV and was looking forward to tuning in to some non-partisan, un-whitewashed, factual news. [Please keep it courteous]


While I agree with some of your statements, name calling is frowned upon & un-neccesary.

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pizza guy, let me make it clear. I don't watch any cable news. I think all of the talking heads on those shows are loud, annoying, and have no place on TV. I don't care if it's Fox News, CNN, or whoever.

 

I made the joke because Current's ratings are closer to my shoe size than to the population of Detroit.

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Aug 29, 2013 1:07:59 PM
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I see no channel 189 provided.

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Aug 29, 2013 1:09:00 PM
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I'm not happy with that action.

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I watched currentTV, and I feel there is censorship in this action.

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markdz wrote:

I watched currentTV, and I feel there is censorship in this action.


markdz: No need for 3 separate posts.  Yes, most of us were shocked and disappointed by AT&T's decision.   Some, myself included feel that it is not a contract issue but an ideological difference and there is no place for that, IMO.  I would like to decide if I watch or not.

 

You can officially request the channel here.  Not sure if that does any good.  I am curious if any requested channel has ever been added based upon that link.

 

Since I have zero confidence in that link, one could send a private message to the escalation team at AT&T Customer Care,.  Some might feel that is extreme but it is one way of getting your point across.  I posted my concerns about U-Verse not carrying AJA on their Facebook page. 

 

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Current TV and Al Jazeera is non-partisan, un-whitewashed, factual news?

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Oh, that's funny....

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Evil_Homer wrote:
Current TV and Al Jazeera is non-partisan, un-whitewashed, factual news?

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Oh, that's funny....

But it doesn't matter.  It doesn't matter if they are right wing, left wing, middle wing, up wing, down wing or broken wing,  The ball should be in the viewer's court to watch it or not.  I know most are tired of hearing me but my guess is that AT&T's has succumbed to the simple minded "Anti Middle East," :Anti 'fer'ner owned" faction.  Need I remind you that FOX News's Murdoch was a "fer'ner?"  He was born in Australia.

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Aug 30, 2013 11:17:14 AM
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Get a Roku box it is free on Roku

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shoe wrote:

Get a Roku box it is free on Roku


I have heard that AJ pulled the plug on several free ways of getting AJA, so I assumed that meant Roku.  My bad for assuming.  :smileytongue:  I have heard that they scrambled their "Freeview" DBS signal, after they went live.  Must have been pressure from the 98% of providers who carry it. :smileyvery-happy:

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You are right it is gone

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We don't need 50 home shopping channels either, but we got them. I say the more news the better and I will continue to watch them online.

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mcinla wrote:
We don't need 50 home shopping channels either, but we got them. I say the more news the better and I will continue to watch them online.

Big difference is those shopping channels PAY to be placed in the line up.  Those 50 shopping channels keep the costs from rising more than they do.

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It was listed on the future programming grid, and I carefully went through several days reading the show description and selecting several I wanted to see.

 

The day of the switch, I was alarmed to see the red recording light was not on during a newscast.  When I realised the entire channel listing was gone, I felt like the victim of a pickpocket.

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pittman2000 wrote:

It was listed on the future programming grid, and I carefully went through several days reading the show description and selecting several I wanted to see.

 

The day of the switch, I was alarmed to see the red recording light was not on during a newscast.  When I realised the entire channel listing was gone, I felt like the victim of a pickpocket.


I never checked to see if the grid actually showed AJA or still showed Current.  Long story short, something must have happened in the 11th hour preventing AT&T from carrying AJA.  Maybe the same negotiator that Hallmark used?  Somebody must have gotten their feelings hurt.

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dwinth wrote:

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:


What cracks me up is that some of the trolls have their user name in green ...

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I did answer you I said NUTS

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