Everyone should cancel their DirecTV subscription
When it became known that the digital satellite provider was DirecTV Remove Newsmax of his offers, I wanted so badly to cancel my DirecTV membership, but I couldn’t – because I had canceled it long before that.
It had become clear to me that paying that kind of money for a monthly cable or satellite service was an absolute rip off, considering I haven’t even seen over 90 percent of the shows on offer.
Nowadays, if you buy a smart TV and have an internet connection, you can watch an incredible number of shows for free. By the way, Newsmax is one of those free apps. And if there’s still a show or two you like but can’t get for free, a monthly subscription to a specific channel is a fraction of the cost of DirecTV (or its cable and satellite competitors, by the way).
Also, so many of these satellite services dupe consumers at a rate that only lasts a few months and then skyrockets, forcing them to call customer service and fight for another temporary “special offer” that’s also in a few months expires.
In today’s world of streaming, customizing what you watch is much easier and cheaper than buying an all-inclusive package.
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Direct TV last year dropped the One America News Networkallegedly due to complaints received by company executives about the ultra-conservative leanings of this channel.
Here’s the important part: I think Newsmax is a vastly better network than OAN, but it was wrong for DirecTV to cancel OAN, and it would even be wrong to cancel CNN and MSNBC — even though those two have gotten so awful and seem to have forgotten the meaning of the word “journalism” – because to remove one is censorship of free speech.
In the case of Newsmax, this is particularly disappointing as this network’s reporting is very respectable. Newsmax appropriately separates news from opinion.
I spent a lot of time as a fairly regular panelist on The National Edition, a weekday morning news report hosted by Shaun Kraisman and Emma Rechenberg. While waiting for my segment, I watched the entire show. I’ve always been impressed by the balance between Kraisman and Rechenberg. I really couldn’t tell her political affiliation.
This is how news reporters (as opposed to opinion commentators) should be. They shouldn’t be telling us how to think or feeding us comfort food with information they think we want to hear. You should report the news objectively and let us form our own opinions.
Does DirecTV Censor Free Speech?
Yes: 100% (33 votes)
No: 0% (0 votes)
Newsmax attracted me to the panel primarily because of my strong support for Donald Trump and my unrelenting tirade against awakening, illegal entry and stay, and media abuse. But I’ve always been happiest when Newsmax included panelists with opposing viewpoints, because segments that are just “amen corners” where everyone agrees aren’t particularly insightful, educational, or even purposeful. It’s like bench pressing 10 pounds with both hands and calling it a workout.
A news agency that is not afraid to test truth in the ideas market is more credible than one that is so afraid of losing its base that it might compromise its integrity.
But it’s not just Newsmax fans who should quit DirecTV. Anyone interested in supporting freedom of speech should be appalled by this company’s blatant censorship. Corporate vigilance has gotten so out of hand that it may have replaced cross-border intrusion (particularly across our southern border) as our country’s #1 problem.
Even Bill Barr, Trump’s attorney general, who eventually split from him over his voting behavior after 2020, wrote in his 2022 book: “One damn thing at a time‘ and has since consistently reiterated that if Trump is the 2024 nominee, he will still vote for him because the leftist abort culture is far worse and more dangerous than Trump could ever be.
Win-win situations are great. If you reject DirecTV, AT&T, and other woke companies, you’re not only doing something great for America, you’re also saving yourself a ton of money by finding a better service that doesn’t shamelessly overcharge you.
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