Channel 73 on Dish Network is now The Obama Channel.
According to Ben Smith of Politico:
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 e-mailed to reassure the user that it "is paid advertising by the Obama campaign and is not an endorsement of Sen. Obama by DISH Network" and will broadcast through Nov. 4..
"DISH Network Channel 73 is paid advertising by the Obama campaign and is not an endorsement of Senator Obama by DISH Network. DISH Network made the same offer to the McCain campaign, an offer that remains open," Dish Network spokesman Parker McConachie emailed Politico
However, subscribers all over the country woke this morning to Obama's paid channel. Many subscribers stated that although they had not watched the channel before, it automatically appeared when they turned on their televisions this morning. Dish network claims that this was not an endorsement of the candidate, but they made sure that their customers found that channel.
Are we still in America? It is starting to feel like we are in a Communist country. First they tried to indoctrinate those poor children in the singing for Obama video. Then the step students pledge their allegiance to Obama, and now this. If Obama is elected, how long will it take for all of us to wake up to Obama TV? It won't be hard once Obama and his liberal friends have brought back the Fairness Doctrine. They are not only planning on going after talk radio now, but also the blogosphere.
Please....it is bad enough that his ads haunt me on my facebook page.