Never one to shy away from controversy or stirring the sh*t pot, AMC Networks has launched a very, very clever campaign to help Dish subscribers find alternative television-providers so that fans can continue to get their fix of the fine programming found there.
Organized by AMC Networks (home to AMC, WE tv, IFC and Sundance Channel), the A. Zombie for President campaign was created when satellite company Dish dropped these networks earlier this year due to an unrelated lawsuit; which also means Dish owners are now the only kids on the block without said channels.
Why is this a big deal? The Nielsen Company (famous for its ratings system), named AMC’s zombie-rich hit show The Walking Dead the “most watched basic cable scripted drama series among DISH subscribers.”
So with this in mind, A. Zombie, America’s first Zombie Presidential candidate, not only threw his hat into the ring with his official announcement this last Monday (August 20th), he’ll be hitting the campaign trail, too!
From official press release:
“A formidable third party contender for the nation’s highest office, A. Zombie is slated to announce his candidacy at a high-energy rally on Monday, August 20th at Westfield Horton Plaza in San Diego. The candidate and his human wife, Patty Morgan-Zombie, will then commence a cross-country bus tour that will take them to six major U.S. cities including Tampa and Charlotte, where they will bring their pro-zombie message to the Republican and Democratic Conventions.
“My husband is someone who has dedicated his life and his afterlife to bringing equal viewing opportunities to all Americans,” said Mrs. Zombie. 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.”
There is a possibility of more dates being added so be sure to hit the official campaign site for more info!
And if one of you readers manages to see the bus, send us pics!
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