Posts Tagged ‘Representative John Dingell’
Do you know what the Hopper is? Apparently, it’s Dish Network’s new DVR that allows its customers to skip over commercials. Pretty much like all DVRs, right? I just start watching the show 10-15 minutes later and I can do the same thing with my carrier, DirecTv.
But The Hopper is catching heat from Representative John Dingell. Why? Because potential voters will be able to bypass all his wonderful political commercials without hearing his incredible message.
That was all absolute facetiousness, you know that right? Well, not the part about a politician being so self-centered and narcissistic to turn a new product into a Me Moment. But the stuff about meaningful television messages from a politician.
Frankly, the entire entity that is the political commercial should be banned. Do you really watch one and think: “By God, this is the most honest politician in history! Of course he has my vote!”
By now I’m certain that 90% of the American people mute the sound or turn the channel when one of these broadcast gems begins. Heck, I’ll even turn on CMT to avoid a political commercial! I would even watch Oprah before I’d voluntarily watch a political commercial!
“Do you understand and appreciate the concerns that the politicians up here on the dais and other politicians everywhere will feel about that, yes or no?” Dingell asked.
“I understand consumers very well,” Ergen said. “I’m not a politician, so I can’t tell you I appreciate their concerns.”
Looks like Ergen is my hero of the week.