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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:16 AM

2. Don't forget the one minute top of the hour news, and the hotel/restaurant default station

 

drive cross country, or north to south and most stations have a one minute news

the vast majority are the same company and it is always slanted to the rightwing

Go to any lobby of any hotel, majority have default set to Fox News
it takes something extra to turn it off, but it is there in the background if someone doesn't change it

Restaurants, diners and sport bars, the same

There is one diner in the five mile radius near me that only has Fox News on their tv
Time and again back in 2008, I asked them to change it.
They said it is set for that station. I asked again, they said NO it stays.
I didn't stay, I left and haven't been back but twice, when someone else in a group and they were paying, went there.

I told them all my displeasure and spent the meal commenting directly and loudly about what was on screen most of the time. And asked the waiter about it each time, and the owner/operator too.
And my last remark to them was, how much are you being paid to keep that on.
And he said nothing, he liked their station and I said, isn't President Obama great and that he will be easily reelected and left saying the Argo line to him. And blew him a kiss.
True story.
Next time someone insists on me going there, will tell them I am sick and can't go.
Plenty of other diners in the area, or other restaurants.

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