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Wed Jan 15, 2020, 02:43 AM

Is it wrong to put the parental lock with a PIN on FOX News on your TV?

Is it wrong if kids could actually more easily watch porn than FOX?

Asking for a friend.

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Reply Is it wrong to put the parental lock with a PIN on FOX News on your TV? (Original post)
Algernon Moncrieff Wednesday OP
Skittles Wednesday #1
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TheBlackAdder Wednesday #21
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applegrove Wednesday #2
Totally Tunsie Wednesday #4
Algernon Moncrieff Wednesday #5
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MFM008 Wednesday #7
Algernon Moncrieff Wednesday #16
Mike Nelson Wednesday #8
diva77 Wednesday #9
hlthe2b Wednesday #10
Mike Nelson Wednesday #11
diva77 Wednesday #18
Algernon Moncrieff Wednesday #15
MaryMagdaline Wednesday #12
hunter Wednesday #13
Algernon Moncrieff Wednesday #14
hunter Wednesday #20
lastlib Wednesday #17
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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 02:46 AM

1. sounds fine to me

FUX "news" is poison

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 02:50 AM

3. To be fair, one of my friend's kids is a Dem activist

The other would like to be apolitical, but is outnumbered.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 04:37 PM

21. I tried to delete FOX and OAN from showing up on my Verizon FiOS channel display. You can't.

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You can create a custom channel display, but it defaults to showing everything when you turn the box on.

That pretty much means you can't remove channels from displaying, including porn channels from the kids.

Yeah, you block them, but you don't block the channel names and titles like "World Strip Poker Championship".

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 04:39 PM

22. I blocked Fux on a hotel TV once.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 02:48 AM

2. A great thing.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 02:54 AM

4. Wrong?

It should be required!

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 03:00 AM

5. But my friend onstensibly supports free thinking.

My friend is, at heart, a hypocrite.

Of course, my friend was a pack a day smoker once. He'd smack his kids if s/he found them with a tobacco product.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 04:23 AM

6. If that doesn't work throw the tv out the window

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 04:30 AM

7. At least porn

is honest.....................Faux news will never be.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 02:06 PM

16. Is porn honest?

I've seen the people in porn. They are more than usually .....limber - among other things.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 05:35 AM

8. Please don't do this...

... explain FOX "News" but do not block the channel. Watch it with your kids and teach... when a parent blocks something, most kids will find it more desirable. They will talk talk to friends about this... they will find a "Conservative" one to explain... Watch the channel with your children and tell them what is happening.

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Response to Mike Nelson (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 05:45 AM

9. Very bad idea -- propaganda has a way of seeping in -- better to not expose the children to it

by watching fux. There are other ways to teach them.

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Response to Mike Nelson (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 06:33 AM

10. You can show them sample content and online videos without letting your $$ support Fox

I have not allowed Fox in my house for more than two decades now. Having all but cut the cable several years ago, that isn't an issue. I can stream CNN/MSNBC when I want to, but I don't have access to Fox except videos posted online.

I agree in educating Kids about why the station is not news and why you will not use your hard-earned money to support them. That shouldn't make it a forbidden "desire," rather it should teach kids the importance of evaluating how and where they get their information and the importance of spending money wisely.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 06:39 AM

11. Excellent!

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 02:55 PM

18. And we all know there is plenty of propaganda on cnn, msnbc, network, & pbs, etc. as well.

It's like navigating a mine field trying to get the truth from media these days

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Response to Mike Nelson (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 02:05 PM

15. Counterpoint- State TV plays as the soundtrack of many businesses in this part of the world

They can see it elsewhere. On edit - that is "My friend's kids can see it elsewhere"

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 10:54 AM

12. It's your moral and civic duty to block fox

With you 100%

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 11:47 AM

13. We "block" them all. No cable, no satellite, no broadcast television.

Our television plays DVDs and Netflix. That's all it does. No commercials.

Traditional television gave us Trump. It needs to die.




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Response to hunter (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 02:03 PM

14. Interesting take

Also interesting to see that conservatives and evangelicals are dominating the dying "legacy media" platforms - AM, increasingly FM, satellite (rapidly being made obsolete by streaming data), and local TV. It will be interesting to see how popular views shift as media consumption shifts.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 04:29 PM

20. Our children stream everything. They don't even have DVD players.

My father-in-law and I were alone at my oldest kid's home (everyone else had gone shopping and the two of us hate shopping) when he decided he wanted to "watch some news." He may have wanted to channel surf because that's what he does at home, flipping among English and Spanish language stations.

We couldn't even find the remote control. I turned on the television directly and it went to the Chromecast screen. Chromecast is the only thing connected to their television.

I went looking for news to 'cast from my laptop and discovered CNN, etc., require subscriptions of various sorts, registration, etc., and that MSNBC demands Adobe Flash even to start. (What is this? 2005?) We got bored and gave up.

Besides Netflix, I don't know what streaming services our children subscribe to, but they control their televisions entirely from their phones. Their cousins, adults now, do the same, if they own televisions at all.

Traditional television and radio are as obsolete as home newspaper delivery.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 02:11 PM

17. I did it at a restaurant once....

They had FuxNooze on, and I asked if they could change it. Harried cashier handed me the remote and said if you can find it, OK. Keys to the temple! I changed to CNN, then went into parental controls and locked out FuxNooze and FuxBiz, then put on a PIN. Haven't seen Fux there since! --- ---

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Response to lastlib (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 06:51 PM

23. Love it!

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 02:58 PM

19. I would encourage kids to lock their parents out.

I might try that when I visit my 83-year old Dad next time.

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