Zombie runs for presidency? Can things get any weirder?
|September 6, 2012||Posted by renegadeRJAM under News|
Yes, your eyes aren’t fooling you. You read the headline right. A Zombie wants to be the head of the most powerful country of the world, United States of America.
Accompanied by his wife, Patty Morgan-Zombie, Mr. A. Zombie started his campaign for his so-called upcoming candidacy for the 2012 presidential race at Westfield Horton Plaza in San Diego this past August 20.
The Zombies will have finished touring through bus, five other major cities by the time this post was published namely, Dallas, Texas; Tampa, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; and New York, New York.
Despite being the third party, the Zombies had the guts (I’m wondering if that zombie still has any) conveyed their advocacy to Democratic and Republican conventions.
On the website http://www.azombieforpresident.com/, Zombie tackled on various issues such as foreign policy and the economy among others wherein he said, “Until we solve the zombie-viewing crisis here in America, there’s no need to think about foreign policy” and “The average American family has a lot on its plate. But frankly, nothing good on its DISH” respectively.
Heads must be scratching after his reaction on foreign policy. Actually, this is all a crusade of a cable entertainment channel provider called AMC Networks whose lineup was dropped by US satellite TV provider, DISH Network earlier this year .
AMC Networks own channels such as AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, and WE tv. AMC is also the home of hit TV series such as, “Mad Men” and “The Walking Dead” which became the theme of the aforementioned campaign.
According to an article in the nytimes.com written by Brian Stelter, the reason for the removal as said in a news release given by Dave Shull, the senior vice president for programming for Dish, “AMC Networks requires us to carry low-rated channels like IFC and WE tv to access a few popular AMC shows. The math is simple: it’s not a good value for our customers.”
In the same site, AMC responded. They say that despite Dish’s claims of the “unpopularity” of some of their channels, they have hit shows such as “Mad Men”(a period drama set in the ’60s), “The Walking Dead” (which is based on the horror, post-apocalyptic comic book series made by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard) and “Breaking Bad”(a crime thriller, serial drama, and black comedy series).
“Dish dropped our networks not because of ratings or rates. In fact, Dish has not discussed rates with us at all. Dish customers have lost some of their favorite shows because of an unrelated lawsuit which has nothing at all to do with our programming”, AMC added.
The lawsuit that AMC was referring to was against the same company in 2008 wherein Dish stopped airing the former’s channels.
“My husband is someone who has dedicated his life and his afterlife to bringing equal viewing opportunities to all Americans. He’s the right man to lead the fight to bring zombies to everyone in America, and he won’t stop — even if it kills him, again.”, said Mrs. Zombie.