I see you have hired Susan Rice on your Board Of Directors.
Now as I see it, there are only 2 possible reasons for doing this. She isn’t exactly a media mogul after all, no screen credits that I know of, not a lot of business acumen on display, hasn’t built a media empire… so what’s left?
1) You are sucking up to The Progressive Socialist Left / Clinton Machine / Obama Wannabee Machine.
2) You are a fellow traveler giving her a great cushy income for doing nothing but “virtue signalling” you are on side.
Now which of these tells me I want YOU to send MY MONEY to HER? Hmmm?
Oh, wait, none of the above.
So, Netflix, I’ve enjoyed your service for about 2 years now. It’s pretty good. BUT:
You are NOT unique.
We have Amazon Prime basically for free because we buy enough the shipping is worth it.
I do NOT want my money sent to suck-ups to the Progressive Socialist Cause
YOU are loudly telling me YOU HATE ME AND MINE by this action
There is NO business case for this. It’s all politics
I am buying an entertainment service, this is NOT promoting entertainment services. It’s ALL political ALL the time.
Frankly, YOU are Pissing Me Off and it’s a very bad idea to piss off your customer base.
Roughly 1/2 of the USA voter base elected Trump. YOU are pissing THEM off too.
Think about it.
I’ve got a ROKU device. There’s LOTS of channels on it. More than I can count. We pay for 3 services (well, really 2, since Amazon Prime was “for free” as we didn’t even realize we got video… it was just a postage cost thing for us). So we buy CBS All Access and Netflix. You know what, there’s LOTS of other choices for “your kind of stuff”. You may think you have “exclusive content”, but realize this: After a long day of getting stuff done, it DOES NOT MATTER if what I watch is YOU, or Amazon, or CBS, or any of the few thousand titles in my DVD / VHS (yes, it still works) / video library. Then there are plenty of other paid services should we run out of options.
Now just to put it in perspective: I’ve not even managed to SAMPLE all the channels on the Roku. Then there’s the “what channels are on Pluto?” that I’ve not gone through all of. Then there’s the fact that YouTube has more stuff I want to watch ADDED each day than I can possibly get to. Oh, and don’t forget that there’s DirecTV barking up your ass and SlingTV chewing on your ankles. I’m ready willing and able to swap to any of them.
Now, not to put too much of a fine point on it: (He says, sharpening his dirk…) but there are loads of services I’ve not even sampled yet. Hulu, Vudu, and who knows how many more. It could take me a couple of YEARS just to figure out if I’ve found them all and what I like. (No bull shit. It’s that much and I’m just one guy with a remote). So here’s what you must ask yourself:
Can my company, Netflix, survive a year or two if 1/4 of my audience (say 1/2 of the 1/2 that voted Trump) get pissed off and cancel while they go look for alternatives?
So, can you?
’cause here’s the deal: We’re done with the whole “We’ll be nice and you can be shouting shit in our faces and picking our pockets” thing. It’s “on Mother F…” You hit me with a spit wad, I take out the bazooka.
Want to try that whole “parasiteize my wallet to fund your Progressive Socialist Friends” thing, and me and my wallet are running for the exit. You can suck up the cash of your own serfs in the barrios and ‘hoods. We be gone.
So tell Ms. Rice, politely, that her (political sucking up and graft / corruption / influence pedaling as that’s all she’s got to sell) “services” are not actually needed, or expect that a Very Large Percentage of your audience will suddenly discover Cat Videos on YouTube and movies on Hulu are a suitable substitute for you.
It’s your choice (for now), chose wisely. I’ll be choosing in about a month…