And not to disparage anyone's math but 20 million x 5 = 100 million a month, we are missing a zero in there to make up that [sic] $1 billion more A MONTH for same product!!!".
I apologize for the typo. It should have stated "year" not "month." I corrected it. Of course, typo or not, you are also taking it out of context, I was using it as an example of an unnecessarily inflammatory statement--a "cheat" of the facts--of the type that is being used by DirecTV and Viacom to rile up their bases, not as a statement of belief or accuracy or "statistic to make my point."
My point was that both sides the "pennies a day" and "Viacom wants to increase your bill 30%" talking points are bogus. Viacom is not Oliver Twist ("please sir, can I have some more") and DirecTV is not Dudley Do Right.
A good article about the level of discourse and debate and likely eventual outcome despite all this hype: http://money.cnn.com...gy (Technology)
So they are going to take away our channels for goodness knows how long and save a lousy, what 30 cents PER YEAR per customer? (Difference between the 30% increase Viacom reports that it requested and the 27% the quoted industry analysts think they'll eventually get.) I'm sure DirecTV is spending that, and then some, on the negative PR campaign, incentives to customers and other nonsense. Just frustrating! So they've "got my back" how again????
Edited by susanandmark, 13 July 2012 - 04:56 PM.