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When the bluescreen of death comes to your television, then you will learn the true meaning of the word hate and it will be towards Comcast. Comcast tunes into Microsoft TV software | CNET News.com: “Comcast Cable, one of the largest cable operators in the United […]

When the bluescreen of death comes to your television, then you will learn the true meaning of the word hate and it will be towards Comcast.

Comcast tunes into Microsoft TV software | CNET News.com: “Comcast Cable, one of the largest cable operators in the United States, on Thursday signed a deal to funnel Microsoft’s latest TV software to millions of set-top boxes.”

  1. I’m trying to start a ground-swell of people who hate Comcast. My reason for hating them is their preemption of CNN headline news for Comcast Local Edition – a worthless piece of junk that makes me change the channel twice an hour. Anyone interested in joining my cause?

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    1. Bart Jenkins Monday, April 27, 2009

      Oh i agree. It’s ridiculous. The quality is terrible during these utterly bizarre, nonsensical segments. .

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      1. Yeah. It is really horrible how people inform others who live in the same community of things that are going on to bring people together and to help others. I suppose you all would rather live at your computers and bellyache about how bad things are, but do nothing about them but complain.

        Comcast Local Edition gives you an opportunity to know what is going on around you, you people are all stuck on stupid.

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      2. Alison – that’s what public access channel is for. When I watch HLN, I’m watching for national news, not local interviews which are repeated over and over.

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      3. I hate Comcast Local Editions interruptions. I always change the channel and feel mad that I was not able to watch a show to it’s completion. Comcast has it’s own local channel. Don’t force this on us!

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    2. Kathy Downie Sunday, May 24, 2009

      I am interested in your cause, what can we do to change this? Like you, I have to change the channel twice an hour, or at least mute comcast local. Is there anyone we can contact to complain. I pay for cable service and feel that I have the right to tune in to headline news and watch it in its entirety, and watch Clark Howard for 30 minutes, NOT 25 minutes. It feels so good to find that I am not alone.

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    3. I HATE COMCAST NEWSMAKERS IF I SEE THIS ONE MORE TIME GOING TO CRY ITS THE WORST THEY NEED TO JUST STOP POOR JILL HORNER ITS SOOOO BAD AND SOOOOOO ANNOYING WHY WHY WHY DO I HAVE TO SEE THE ASIAN AMERCIAN FESTIVQAL AND BABETTE4 JOSEPHS 15 TIMES A DAY ITS FUCKING RIDICULOUS JUNE 6 2009

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    4. does any one know how much production dollars they waste on producing that worthless segmant??

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    5. This is an old post I’m responding to, but Comcast has to stop Local Edition. I can’t take that woman Jill Horner and her idiotic “interviews”. Why only her, by the way? Twice an hour we have to watch this worthless nonsense and Comcast has a captive audience. I hate it and I resent having o pay for this garbadge. Worthless. I’ve had to stop watching CNN because of this, Any ideas on how consumers can make their feelings known about this? At least have more people to interview. Horner is terrible. Listening to her is like watching paint dry. She is a big part of the problem people have. She is not interesting nor informative. An awful so called journalist. Bring back the other women they had doing the interviews oor for God’s sake bring in a new person. Ready to change companies bc of this stuff they force on paying customers.

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      1. Hey, I generally dislike the local edition too, but lay off Jill Horner! She’s an intelliger cutie. what would you rather see — dumb stuff like Jane-Velez Mitchell, News to Me, Clark Howard? — none of which are really Headline News — or the foxy rehdhead Jill Horner?

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      2. I AGREE- HOW IN GOD’s name do we get rid of Comcast Local edition ???? Can Jill Horner get some new clothes ??? She wears the same ugly brown sweater in every telecast. Why Do we NOT have a say whether or not that USELESS programming can be eliminated?? JILL HORNER IS HOT, BUT INVEST IN A NEW WARDROBE HONEY !!! And look for a hairstyle change now and then, you’re too cute for that drab look you give me every 1/2 hour.

        GET RID OF COMCAST LOCAL EDITION !!!!!!!

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    6. yes it is terrible! just filed a complaint to comcast. Also wrote to CNN letting them know this was happening. Please do the same!

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    7. I totally agree. I contact Comcast and they don’t even know what Local Edition is. It is beyond awful!!! I change the channel too. If Steve gets paid for this he should be fired. He has the same guests for weeks. Steve is OK, but local edition is the worst of the worst.

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  2. hate Comcast Local Edition Thursday, May 20, 2004

    I agree. I have to change the fucking channel ecause of this garbage.

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  3. I hate those stupid interviews too, they need to get the picture, that their progrma, is nothing but crap and that nobody watches it. I turn away, when they insert that crap, because it is worse than public access produced shows. Down with comcast newsmakers

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  4. I also hate Comcast Local Edition. It is completely worthless. If I want local news, I’ll watch local channels or public access. I watch Headline News for national and international news. It is especially annoying when there is a promo for something cool on Headline News and I miss it because of Comcast Local Edition.

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  5. I wish I had the chance to hate their internet service. Comcast is the only cable franchise in my county, but they refuse to wire 40% of the population – just straight out say “No, we won’t wire you.” I’m stuck with dial-up Internet and satellite TV. Now who gets to hate Comcast more? :)

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  6. Glad we are not the only ones, I mean ther eis no excuse, for this stuff this is like taking oh lets say a network like espn, your in the middle of watching a game, and then all of a sudden it gets interrupted this is what essentially comcast is doing. And you know what makes it even easier for them to insert their useless junk is that two minute break they always take at :22 and :52 past the hour, if headline news extended there coverage eliminating the break, then it would be much more difficult to insert the crap. Headline news doesnot even rpmote on air the local news crap, and whoever thought up the idea, obviously does not know much about keeping viewers. I say we all band together, get your friends,neighbors, etc. and barade comcast, with emails, threatening to switch, or discontinue service with them, they are not helpong the community, we want our feature segments, entertainment reports etc. back. local edition sucks.

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    1. I turn the channel as soon as I hear the warbly musical intro of Comcast Newsmakers Local Addition with Donna Richardson. Nothing against the Ms. Richardson, but seeing her down to earth, close set, makeup less eyes, against the dreadful backdrop of concentric circles makes me angry. The sad thing about it is that while I would like to know what’s going on in the community. How did she get the job? Again, a nice person but the message is so dull and lackluster and so are all the guests. I know this because I have tried to endure the show a few times or was too sick or exhausted to turn the channel. I even feel bad for turning the channel because the issues are important but there has got to a better way to communicate. The frequency, poor production quality and the sight of the tired looking host is infuriating. Please, how do we make it go away? Why does it continue? Does anyone ever watch it? Who composed the music? OMG It’s on again right now!!!!!!!!!! Help!!!!!!!!!!! Also the fact that it preempts other shows of interests so that you are almost forced to watch it is another reason I hate it and maybe even Comcast as a whole. I guess it’s taken me this long to finally expressed my dislike for the programing. I see others have been complaining for years.

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  7. HA! At least you all get the chance to view other news channels. The hell with chaning the channel twice a hour. I hate Comcast because it shows it political agenda, I got comcast limited cable and you dont even get CNN or MSNBC, you get FOX NEWS as the only cable news channel. So think about how its is to be stuck wiht political biest propaganda news, where they talk about TERROR 24/7 8-}

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  8. Sorry to hear about that but, hey basic cable today is basically nothing but locals, and a few networks, heck even c-span is in expanded basic here, if you really want to get the news channels, then why dont you just upgrade, the reason why you dont see a cnn or a msnbc in a the most basic tier out there is because of MONEY.

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  9. It’s so pleasing to see that there are others out there who find Comcasts’ worthless interruptions just as annoying and frustrating as I do! I am so tired of watching Headline News and being interrupted by Comcast and their bullshit newsmakers program! Why doesn’t Comcast get their own damn channel? Or even better, cut into Fox News…those people need to be shut up every once in a while too!

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  10. I also hate to have to change the channel twice every half hour because

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