raising rates to subsidize poor subscribers; Update: Audio added

On his show this afternoon, Rush Limbaugh shared some startling news with his listeners:

obamaflix!RT @brucecarrollsc: .@netflix WHAT? You are raising rates for subscribers to subsidize people who can’t afford your service???

— Mike Beasley (@MikeBeas) March 21, 2013

@repub9989 Limbaugh just read it from a news item.

— Bruce Carroll (@BruceCarrollSC) March 21, 2013

@mchastain1981 @netflix Limbaugh read it with certainty about 20 minutes ago.

— Bruce Carroll (@BruceCarrollSC) March 21, 2013

The scoop didn’t sit well with many of Netflix’s conservative customers:

obamaflix!RT @brucecarrollsc: .@netflix WHAT? You are raising rates for subscribers to subsidize people who can’t afford your service???

— Mike Beasley (@MikeBeas) March 21, 2013

@brucecarrollsc @netflix That’s cool, I’ve got Hulu and can quickly replace Netflix with Amazon Prime. Or sock puppets in a cardboard box.

— Mr. Ree (@TheCrazyOtt) March 21, 2013

@brucecarrollsc Does the Obama Administration run @netflix too?

— Anna (@im0verit) March 21, 2013

Netflix increasing monthly subscriptions to cover those who cannot afford svc?JUST CANCELED!When I cld’nt buy stuff, I worked HARDER!

— LJ Cambria(@LJCambria) March 21, 2013

https://twitter.com/cherokeenatv46/status/314810600461041665

Wait, Netflix is raising its rates on current customers to help the poor be able to afford it? What? You can’t be serious.

— Jared Carter (@jaredcarter_) March 21, 2013

As it turns out, Rush was just being Rush, using absurdity to illustrate a larger point:

BREAKING: @netflix is NOT raising rates to pay for people who can’t afford it. #Rush was making a point, and pulled an “AceofSpades”.

— Bruce Carroll (@BruceCarrollSC) March 21, 2013

Limbaugh was making a point. There is NO @netflix subsidy rate increase. Rush just said he was “illustrating absurdity”

— Bruce Carroll (@BruceCarrollSC) March 21, 2013

Limbaugh’s point about @netflix – the Govt raises rates all the time to subsidize others, and there’s no instant outrage from Libs.

— Bruce Carroll (@BruceCarrollSC) March 21, 2013

Hey @netflix sorry Rush just name dropped you in a social experiment. Long story short, if people were honest more would hate obamacare

— JD (@JDtheBard) March 21, 2013

Well played, Mr. Limbaugh. Well played.

Rush accomplished this today: No private subscription service will now DARE to raise rates on customers to subsidize non-paying ones. LOL.

— Bruce Carroll (@BruceCarrollSC) March 21, 2013

***

Update:

Audio, via Daily Rushbo:

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/03/21/dont-panic-netflix-is-not-raising-rates-to-subsidize-poor-subscribers/

Leave a Reply