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Mon Oct 22, 2012, 11:55 AM

I blocked Faux News on my hotel room's TV

Ok, it's not much and the hotel is in Springdale, UT next to Zion National Park (an outpost of Blue in a really, really Red state), but I feel better having saved the next occupant from the Rightwing drivel.

I don't know why I haven't been doing this before...

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Reply I blocked Faux News on my hotel room's TV (Original post)
LVdem Oct 2012 OP
Not Me Oct 2012 #1
lpbk2713 Oct 2012 #2
LVdem Oct 2012 #6
barbtries Oct 2012 #3
LVdem Oct 2012 #7
Care Acutely Oct 2012 #8
barbtries Oct 2012 #12
brewens Oct 2012 #4
Flashmann Oct 2012 #5
Tommy_Carcetti Oct 2012 #9
MineralMan Oct 2012 #10
jimlup Oct 2012 #11
progressiveinaction Oct 2012 #13
GreenStormCloud Oct 2012 #14
GreenStormCloud Oct 2012 #15

Response to LVdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 11:57 AM

1. I have faux news blocked on my internet router.

When I installed it, I was going through the set up wizard and there was an option to block urls.
Just to test it, I entered 'foxnews.com' and have not had to look at it since

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Response to LVdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:00 PM

2. One other possibility ...





A lot of TV and converter menus allow you to select what channel to start up with.

Try setting it to MSNBC some time.


And WTG on blocking Faux. Who needs that shit anyway?


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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:05 PM

6. Faux is blocked at home...

We are on a tiny road trip to Sedona and Zion National Park.

I'm going to start blocking Faux whenever we are in a hotel.!!!

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Response to LVdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:02 PM

3. instructions please?

i visit hotels a few times a year

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Response to barbtries (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:08 PM

7. On the remote...

Hit the MENU button. Depending on the model, you will find areas like AUDIO and VIDEO and possibly parental controls. You should find a CHANNEL BLOCK or CHANNEL ADD or DELETE. You need to know the Faux News channel number then block or delete.

Have fun!!!

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Response to LVdem (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:12 PM

8. I shall keep this in mind and do it from this day forth!

Excellent idea!

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Response to LVdem (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 03:19 PM

12. thank you, i'll try to remember that

the next time i'm traveling. it'll be a good deed.

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Response to LVdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:02 PM

4. I put the parent lock on the big screen tv at our Eagles Lodge.

I was left alone with the remote just long enough to do it. It caused a little bit of a stink too. We bought that from a local independant aplliance place and eventually their tech fixed it. I never asked just how, that would give away it being me that did it maybe. Either he replaced the chip or got their tech support to override the PW. It was funny though. The half-wits were without FOX "News" for at least a month. That is mostly the old day time drunks that are into it. Later on it's all sports or the music is cranked up.

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Response to LVdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:04 PM

5. I blocked it on mt TVs

With Cable boxes parental control feature.....If,while idly flipping channels I run across it,what I see is a blue screen asking for a password.....Much more factual and informative than faux anyway....

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Response to LVdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:15 PM

9. I've hidden Fox News on my cable browser.

Skips right over it. Doesn't even show up on the guide.

If only real life wasn't that easy.

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Response to LVdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:20 PM

10. If you use Parental Controls on a TV like that,

Set the passcode to a jumble even you won't remember.

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Response to LVdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:28 PM

11. Good idea... I wish I had thought of that!

We should start doing it to every TV in every hotel room we stay in.

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Response to LVdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 07:26 PM

13. What about this idea?

Since you have the freedom not to watch...

1) Don't turn the channel to Faux.

2) Let the rest of the guests who stay in that room after you have access to any channel they want?

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Response to LVdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 06:20 PM

14. Freedom of choice for yourself but not for others? N/T

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Response to LVdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 06:29 PM

15. The TV reset to "Default" when you checked out. N/T

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