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#21 ONLINE   lparsons21

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:13 AM

It's what passes for 'research' in today's journalism. Make your conclusion, then go out and look for supporting info all the while ignoring the info that doesn't support that conclusion.

Every radio/tv yakker on both sides of the political aisle has been doing it this way for years.

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#22 OFFLINE   xmguy

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:15 PM

It would be funny to see Ergen on Undercover Boss.


When I was reading I thought the very same. Mike White did it.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:43 PM

In fairness, to me the article seems like the author came in with an agenda, and found what he was looking for. Not to say any of it is untrue, but it does seem biased.


Indeed. Somewhere it transitioned from "worst company to work for" to a "bash dish" piece.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:50 PM

In fairness, to me the article seems like the author came in with an agenda, and found what he was looking for. Not to say any of it is untrue, but it does seem biased.

Which is why some of us have avoided posting on this topic altogether.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

Which is why some of us have avoided posting on this topic altogether.


It may be slanted toward Dish being a bad company or Ergen being a bad person as a CEO. But how many people don't like Ergen or Dish. So it can't all be slanted toward bad or good. And No I don't work for Dish OR DirecTV.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:14 PM

May be a bash piece, but if even half of it is factual, it is pretty horrible.

The direct quotes from people who worked closely with Charlie are pretty damning.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

The article sounded accurate to me. A perfect example of why I won't do business with Dish or have any affiliation with them.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:27 PM

Shouldn't this be on the Dish discussion board? Threads are removed here all the time if they don't pertain to DirecTV. Why is this different?


By the way, the only reason DirecTVs rates are as low as they are is because of competition from Dish. So I like how he keeps costs down.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

Dish is a horrible company and I'm glad I stopped doing business with them years ago.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

Shouldn't this be on the Dish discussion board? Threads are removed here all the time if they don't pertain to DirecTV. Why is this different?


By the way, the only reason DirecTVs rates are as low as they are is because of competition from Dish. So I like how he keeps costs down.


Dish is only one variable in the equation. You are giving Dish way to much credit.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:13 PM

Dish is only one variable in the equation. You are giving Dish way to much credit.


don't forget about cable as well.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:51 PM

In fairness, to me the article seems like the author came in with an agenda, and found what he was looking for. Not to say any of it is untrue, but it does seem biased.


The author had an agenda and then a Directv employee came here to post it, shocker.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:31 PM

The author had an agenda and then a Directv employee came here to post it, shocker.


Right...point out one thing about that article that is inaccurate. Charlie is scum.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:46 PM

Right...point out one thing about that article that is inaccurate. Charlie is scum.


Speaking of agenda.....
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:54 PM

Speaking of agenda.....


:) I guess you couldn't think of anything.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:10 AM

I'd love to have a beer with one of Charlie's five kids.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:36 AM

Scariest line of the article: "He’s also made it clear that he’d like to try again to merge with DirecTV "

Obviously, I'd drop D* the second Charlie took control.

Remember the early days of Home Shopping Network? A goofball would be behind a desk with a "Tootie" horn? It was like an old SCTV skit, and that's what I think of Charlie and his mean companies.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:51 AM

[quote name='wilbur_the_goose']Scariest line of the article: "He’s also made it clear that he’d like to try again to merge with DirecTV "

QUOTE] Hope that never happens. They need to stay separate to maintain competition. Sure there is cable and there is UVerse. Cable is already too expensive, and I've only heard bad things about UVerse HD, although I do like the wireless concept. But I prefer good quality HD. Who knows. D* might come up with a wirless concept sometime.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:23 AM

Scariest line of the article: "He’s also made it clear that he’d like to try again to merge with DirecTV "

Obviously, I'd drop D* the second Charlie took control.

Remember the early days of Home Shopping Network? A goofball would be behind a desk with a "Tootie" horn? It was like an old SCTV skit, and that's what I think of Charlie and his mean companies.

What makes you think Charlie would take control?

Lets see 14 million and Dropping , 30 million and growing. I think we know who would be running the company.;)

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:31 AM

You mean like when XM (the bigger and growing) company took over Sirius?




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