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A. Zombie For President Highlights The Walking Dead, Dish vs. Viacom Dispute

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A. Zombie For President Highlights The Walking Dead, Dish vs. Viacom Dispute

If you’re in Atlanta, you might have seen the nation’s first zombie candidate today. A. Zombie is touring across the country, hoping to secure your vote. The real reason behind this tour–it’s an innovative way to promote the upcoming season of “The Walking Dead.”

A. Zombie announced his candidacy August 20th at Westfield Horton Plaza in San Diego. Currently, A. Zombie and his human wife, Patty Morgan-Zombie, are taking a bus tour of the United States that has included Tampa and Charlotte, in order to share their pro-zombie message to both 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.”

Other cities the Zombie campaign will visit are Charlotte for the Democratic Convention (September 3 – 4) and New York City (September 5).

According to the press release, The A. Zombie for President Campaign is organized by AMC Networks, home to AMC, WE tv, IFC and Sundance Channel as a way to highlight the current tiff Dish and Viacom are in:

Satellite company DISH dropped these networks earlier this year because of an unrelated lawsuit and is now in the disadvantaged position of being the nation’s only major television provider without these channels and their popular shows.

A one-issue candidate, A. Zombie’s mission is to rally zombie fans around the country who don’t have access to these networks and shows to find an alternative television provider before the highly-anticipated third season premiere on October 14, 2012 of A. Zombie’s favorite show, AMC’s The Walking Dead, the most watched basic cable scripted drama series among DISH subscribers, according to the Nielsen company.

To learn more about the campaign, visit azombieforpresident.com

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Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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