Channel 73 on the Dish Network is now labled, The Obama Channel, and folks are wondering, “What is up with Sen. Obama having his own channel?”
The only explanation: The media buyers think they can reach enough people per dollar to make it worth the odd buy.
The channel’s appearance has provoked scorn and alarm on conservative blogs, though, and some discussion on a forum for Satellite TV aficionados, where one user writes that a Dish Network executive emailed to reassure the user that it “is paid advertising by the Obama campaign and is not an endorsement of Senator Obama by DISH Network” and will broadcast through November 4.
Dish Network spokesman Parker McConachie confirmed the forum account, and stressed that the channel is paid advertising, and not a corporate endorsement.
But, you know what? It’s probably working.
I wonder if his channel was paid for with any of the “funny money” the Dept. of Justice refuses to investigate?
Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters says, “What the heck’s going on, here?”
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