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Press Release: DISH NETWORK COMMENTS ON CHRISTMAS COMMERCIAL

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Jason Nipp, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. Dec 2, 2009 #1 of 98
    Jason Nipp

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    DISH NETWORK COMMENTS ON CHRISTMAS COMMERCIAL


    ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Dec. 1, 2009 – DISH Network today issued the following statement in response to the public’s reaction over the company’s use of the words “Merry Christmas” in a TV commercial (http://bit.ly/7K2sSL):
    “Since being called a “Patriot” on last night’s edition of “The O’Reilly Factor,” (http://bit.ly/4KW3xs), DISH Network has received an outpouring of both support and displeasure from people across the country over the use of the phrase “Merry Christmas” in a holiday greeting to our customers. DISH Network acknowledges and respects the diversity of faith in our country, but at the same time recognizes the overwhelming majority that celebrate Christmas. We cannot imagine that Americans of all faiths would not want to embrace the spirit of the holiday and join us in wishing Christian Americans a very Merry Christmas.”


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    About DISH Network Corporation
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), the nation’s HD leader, provides approximately 13.851 million satellite TV customers as of Sept. 30, 2009, with the highest quality programming and technology at the best value, including the lowest all-digital price nationwide. Customers have access to hundreds of video and audio channels, the most HD channels, the most international channels, state-of-the-art interactive TV applications, and award-winning HD and DVR technology including 1080p Video on Demand and the ViP® 722 HD DVR, a CNET and PC Magazine “Editors’ Choice.” DISH Network is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and is a Fortune 250 company. Visit www.dishnetwork.com.
     
  2. Dec 2, 2009 #2 of 98
    TulsaOK

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    Put me in the SUPPORT category. Good for Dish Network.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2009 #3 of 98
    tunce

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    Wow I give DISH two thumbs up for that. Way to go on not bending over to the PC crowd. My respect goes to DISH for this one!
     
  4. Dec 2, 2009 #4 of 98
    Stuart Sweet

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    I take no issue at all with Dish's statement.
     
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    dough_boy747

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    I hope that this will be a light to more companies to do the same, We should stand for Christmas, and for all that it means.
     
  6. Dec 2, 2009 #6 of 98
    Pete K.

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    Good grief! "Displeasure" over the mention of "Christmas." What a crock. Way to go Dish!
     
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    bjamin82

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    Good for Dish.
     
  8. Dec 2, 2009 #8 of 98
    jacmyoung

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    Charlie is now a patriot on the FOX News list, after having been labeled as a Dem supporter all these years. He is on a roll, having FOX News kissing up to him and having the Dems in his pocket:)

    I personally have never met one that was offended by:

    Merry Christmas!

    I just do not see anything heroic about saying it.
     
  9. Dec 2, 2009 #9 of 98
    Goodeye

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    Well I just got Dish hooked up on Saturday. Glad to see a company like Dish sticking to their guns. They said it, and they are not apologizing for it even though some people are stating they should.

    I think what would shut a lot of people up is if during Chanukah during those 8 days they run commercials saying "Happy Chanukah" and so on.
     
  10. Paul Secic

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    +1 Christmas is X-mas. Some people need to use common sense.
     
  11. ptuck874

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    I have to admit, when I saw it, I was happy for them, if they only din't drop my MonstersHD when I had them..... lol :)
     
  12. tvjay

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    +1
     
  13. Deke Rivers

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    i never thought id see the day that any company person would get in trouble for using the phrase 'Merry Christmas":nono:

    now as for not giving us TCM HD......
     
  14. epokopac

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    Two thumbs WAY up! Very proud of Charlie on this one! Move to another area of the world (Iraq, for example) if "Merry Christmas" offends you. I'm tired of this country trying to kiss everybody's a** so that they'll "like us". :soapbox:
     
  15. majikmarker

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    I'm with DTV and never used Dish services but I give them a big thumbs up for the commercial.

    Amazing that "Merry Christmas" has become a polarizing phrase for some.
     
  16. Go Beavs

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    It's refreshing to see a company back up what it says. Merry Christmas to you, Dish!
     
  17. dave29

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    +1 for Dish
     
  18. Greg Alsobrook

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    :righton:
     
  19. markrubi

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    And with all those fussing about it just gives Dish more publicity (free).
     
  20. syphix

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    As a diest/agnostic, I could care less if they wished a "Merry Christmas" and applaud Dish Network for sticking to their intentions. Kudos!
     

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