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The Obama Channel

One more creepy element of the Obama campaign for those who have read history or George Orwell’s 1984.

From News Busters - Dish Network Now Has An Obama Channel

Barack Obama now has his own channel on Dish Network running his ads as well as other biological propaganda.

Think I’m kidding? 

It’s called “Barack Obama’s Plan For America,” and is Dish channel 73.

From Politico

Three readers from different parts of the country email that Channel 073-00 on the Dish Network is now labeled OBAMA. (”What is up with Sen. Obama having his own channel?” asks a St. Louis reader.) The channel plays his two-minute ad laying out his economic plan on a loop, over and over.

The only explanation: The media buyers think they can reach enough people per dollar to make it worth the odd buy…

…Dish Network spokesman Parker McConachie confirmed the forum account and stressed that the channel is paid advertising, not a corporate endorsement.

21 Responses to “The Obama Channel”

  1. McCain is outmatched. Obama has more money than McCain at his disposal (McCain opted for matching fed funds, Obama opted out) and can spend it on increased advertising, the DISH network ad buy, etc. Money is another huge advantage for Obama moving forward into the last 30 days, a reversal of previous presidential elections.

  2. If you’re outmatched, all that mens is that you have to work harder. Senator McCain’s campaign was thought to be toast repeatedly over the last couple years, and he keeps coming back. Just keep fighting.

  3. The Endless Campaign on Dish 73. The story of Obama’s life. What else has he ever done?

  4. Although there is buzz that Obama now has a satellite channel on Dish Network, he now has a software application for the iPhone.

    Check out the free download on his website, alot of cool features to it!!! This is another demonstration of how this candidate his ahead of the game in terms of how to use the contemporary medium available to him.

    http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/hone

  5. Why would we want to look it up…sounds like an indoctrinization. That’s just plain disturbing.

    Who in the world would watch a channel on him all day everyday - they might as well watch MSNBC and CNN.

    He has already gone through 300M (+) dollars and it still hasn’t got him anywhere except to send out false poll results - I can start a poll and get the answers I want.

  6. His own TV station ay? Hmmmm. Now we have gone from the sublime to the rediculous! Combine that with Iphone down loads and you have a man who is no longer dreaming of being a US President.
    ( I didn’t know Big Brother’s seat was up for grabs this year?)

  7. What the [email protected]#$ Obama Channel This man is not going to help the US he is going to push on his own practices and rights that he feels that will be best for America. On another note just so you know My 10 year old thinks if Obama becomes president that American rights will be held lower than the rights for foreigners. This coming from a 10 year old. He worries to much. Its sad that this is what this country is coming to when kids haft to worry about there right.

  8. I just called DishNetworks demanding them to remove from my programing. They told me i should block my receiver. Ridiculous!
    I am canceling my 10 years subscription and i will start campaigning against DishNetworks.

  9. Has anyone ever studied how Hitler came to power? The massive crowds at his speeches, the brainwashing of people (i.e. the kids singing about Obama), and the references to him being the Saviour?
    Now he may not be the anti-christ (although some would beg to differ) and most politicians have their hands in the pocket of special interest groups. However, this is giong to prove to be the THE election that was actually bought and paid for by special interests. That’s exactly why Obama turned down public financing. There are special interest groups actually paying people to show up at his rallies so that his following appears massive. They are providing these individuals money so they can contribute to the campaign within parameters of the donation regulations. That’s why Obama is winning in the Urban centers, he’s the largets employer in the country right now!
    What about his comments regarding the middle class? In the same breath he mentions that the minimum wage must be increased to help the middle class. I’m not sure what planet he’s from but people in the middle class are not making minimum wage.
    Now, I’m a middle of the road Independent and I would have likely voted democratic this year but Obama is so far to the extreme left that I cannot vote to bring him to power. I’d be willing to bet that Hillary lost the primary due to the current voter fraud investigations with Acorn. Americans need to wake up before it’s too late!

  10. OK - Where’s the money coming from to be able to aford the OBAMA Channel ? Maybe a little coming from our offshore friends who feel like they should be able to vote or is it all the poor folk that are providing the big money or maybe the poor special interest groups.

    Does this money machine have the interest of middle class America.

    I don’t think so.

  11. I encourage all of you to head over to another site.

    It’s a PUMA website - the author of this website does an outstanding job - I’m going to post the purplepeoplevoete website onl their site as well.

    Both of these websites do a great job outling the serious issues concerning this campaign - they compliment eachotther.

    kmorrison33 - I have been encouraging PUMA (Party Unity My A**) members to come to this stie as well.

    Again - fantastic job.

    http://www.puma08.com

  12. [...] the Purple People Vote compares this to Big Brother in George Orwell’s 1984, I have to agree with Motherbrain: [...]

  13. Unbelievable… I just came across the Obama channel 10 minutes ago and could not believe my eyes. So I hopped online to check it out. First the video of the children singing and then the one of the military-like boys chanting, and now an entire channel?!?! I agree with the comparisons to Orwell’s 1984.

    I for one, do not believe that Obama is very interested in upholding the Constitution of the United States, which is the oath of our President. Rather, I believe he is interested in upholding his own agenda. His views are too far to the left for my friends that are Democrats. What does that tell you?

  14. If Dishnetwork does not represent endorsment of the Obama channel, then I find it very interesting to find out that dishnetworks corporate headquarters is located in Palatine IL….about a 40min. drive from Chicago,…strange.!!!!

  15. This is just the beginning. If Obama is elected, we’ll see other, much scarier, aspects of 1984 worlds coming to life in US.

    And the worst part is that many people who will end up voting for Obama, wouldn’t know what they are really voting for. They don’t go to the blogs like yours, they don’t read long data-rich threads, they don’t watch scary YouTube kids-singing videos. We keep going down in polls because people listen to the huge propaganda machine–and take that BS at face value. What we need is an arsenal of conversation changers. These attention grabbers that make an impact in 5 sec. And THEN those whose opinions still can be changed may start reading more. Obama’s side if excellent in this. They have pros working around the clock on all sorts of visuals that go straight to the emotions level, bypassing the logic. Just take a look at this site to know what I’m talking about.

    Can you name a single memorable anti-Obama poster that speaks to the center-leaning Democratic voter? I can’t. And to expose who Obama really is we need some of that. With my new blog and Facebook page I’ve started a new repository to fill this gap and hope it will take off and will be used and extended by others. Your comments and suggestions are more than welcome.

    - Jeff Tyler (Dr. Slogan)

  16. I just found this thing myself.

    Dish Network refuses to give me Foxnews as part of the basic channel package, I got to pay extra. Yet this thing suddenly shows up on my channel lists.

    Exactly how much is Obama paying for this? It’s a historical first, and I think we ought to know how much it costs to buy your own channel.

  17. I understand obama is paying for the obama channel. However, becasue the channel comes over a service that I pay for I’m outraged. This is very offensive.

    I’m in the middle of an 18 month contract with them…is there any way I can get out of it. Paying these people money has me fighing mad.

  18. There is one simple solution to all of this… not watch it. If Obama wants to blow some of the millions he’s raised on this channel, let him, but feel free to not watch it. Getting upset that you are forced to have the Obama channel is the equivalent to being forced to have QVC.

    And BTW, be lucky foxnews isn’t part of your basic channel… I’m stuck with it and had to block it with the parental controls…

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