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Mon, Aug 19, 2013 10:56 PM

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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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dwinth

ACE - Professor

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2.3K Messages

7 years ago


@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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Teacher

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7 years ago

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.

Teacher

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7 years ago

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

Tutor

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1 Message

7 years ago

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.

shoe

Professor

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2.2K Messages

7 years ago

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

SomeJoe7777

Expert

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9.4K Messages

7 years ago


@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.

 

 

Tutor

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2 Messages

7 years ago


@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).

dhascall

ACE - Master

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9.8K Messages

7 years ago


@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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Scholar

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197 Messages

7 years ago

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

Scholar

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197 Messages

7 years ago

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...
LoveHD

Scholar

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155 Messages

7 years ago

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?"

 

 

Man Surprised

 

 

dwinth

ACE - Professor

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2.3K Messages

7 years ago


@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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dwinth

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7 years ago


@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?"

 

 

Man Surprised

 

 


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

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dhascall

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7 years ago

LOL!

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Scholar

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197 Messages

7 years ago

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.