DishNetwork Proomotes Violence Against Men

And, they think it's funny! It apparently matches how at least one of their target audiences thinks about men.

Talk shows, movies, sit-coms, advertisements, even public (funded) service announcements use violence to men in a humourous context. The media bombards young boys with these images constantly, then tells them they are responsible for curbing domestic violence.

In a DishNetwork television commercial for DVR, a man is hit in the crotch with a bat, and it is rapidly re-played while three men laugh & laugh. Is a kick in the "jewels" REALLY funny?

DISH Network serves more than 10 million customers and reaches over 20 million viewers. Let the people at the DISH Network know what you think! Ask them why they think seeing a man get hit in the genitals is so funny. Let us know if they dare answer you.

Chm Bd & CEO - Charles Ergen
Pres and CEO - Michael Dugan
Pres Echostar International - Steve Schaver
Sr VPV Mktg - Ira Bahr

Echostar Communications Corporation
5701 S Santa Fe Dr
Littleton, CO 80120-1813
303.723.1399, Fax: 303.723.1399 or

See the commercial at:

DISH Network's Political Advertising File is located at
9601 S. Meridian Blvd,
Englewood CO 80112.
To receive a copy please write or call 303-723-1921.

One of our visitors wrote DishNetwork:


I just saw your latest tv commercial...thanks for ANOTHER example of violence to mens' genitals in the name of humor.

And, DishNetwork Responded:

Dear Sir or Madam,

Thank you for your e-mail. As one of the fastest growing satellite TV providers in the nation, DISH Network must create numerous advertising messages that appeal to a national audience. Our advertising is intended to be humorous, as well as, informative about our new promotions. It is unfortunate if any of this advertising may have offended you. We will continue to refine and change our advertising to remain competitive in the marketplace with cable. We appreciate your feedback. It is important in helping us shape our company and our future direction.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please refer to


Andrea H.
DISH Network eCare

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