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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 09:21 AM
Original message
"Turn Off Fox"...Campaign to get Fox News turned off in stores, restaurants, & other public places
Edited on Thu Aug-26-10 09:31 AM by Amerigo Vespucci
August 26, 2010 07:00 AM
Help Turn Off Fox
By James Rucker



http://crooksandliars.com/james-rucker/help-turn-fox

Have you ever looked up at the television at a local business -- your gym, an auto shop, a bar or restaurant -- only to find Glenn Beck or Bill O'Reilly shouting down at you? Often without thinking about it, many businesses and other public establishments are providing a vehicle for Fox News' attempts to divide America. Now you can do something about it.

Today, ColorOfChange.org is launching Turn Off Fox -- a massive campaign to get Fox News turned off in stores, restaurants, and other public places.

There are several ways you can get involved:

* Join the campaign by signing our petition calling on businesses in your community and across America to turn off Fox News Channel (you'll also get a free TurnOffFox sticker!)
* Know of businesses or other public places that play Fox News? You can help us identify them, and if you're willing to talk with them, we provide materials that make it easy to explain why they should change the channel.
* If there are businesses you know that want to tell the world they would never play Fox, you can help them declare themselves a "Fox-free zone."
* Spread the word and get your friends and family involved in the campaign.

Please check out TurnOffFox.org, join us, and get involved!

Get your free Turn Off Fox sticker

When you join the campaign, you'll also have the opportunity to get a free Turn Off Fox bumper sticker -- and even the shipping is free! You can get 5 stickers for a donation of $3, 20 stickers for $10, or 50 stickers for $20. Getting stickers (and sharing them with your friends) isn't just about making a personal statement of your values. It helps to build awareness of our brand and our message, and makes it easier to educate folks about why Fox News is unparalleled in its propagation of division and bigotry.

Here's a summary of why we are asking businesses and other public establishments to refuse to play Fox News Channel:

* Fox News divides our country. Fox News hosts and guests regularly attempt to pit groups of people against one another - white against black, US-born against immigrant, gay against straight and men against women.

Some of the network's most divisive rhetoric is spouted when the topic of race. In July 2009, Fox host Glenn Beck called President Obama a "racist" who has "a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture" -- a statement with which Fox Chairman Rupert Murdoch has since said he agrees. Frequent Fox guest Jesse Lee Peterson has said that most black people lack moral character, and cited "what they did to the dome" after Hurricane Katrina as evidence. Recently, Fox News contributor John Stossel called for the repeal of a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that prevents business owners from discriminating based on race. And Fox News hosts Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity were the first to air maliciously edited video of Shirley Sherrod's speech to the Georgia NAACP -- video that cost Sherrod her job with the USDA. The recent episode involving Sherrod has helped confirm what we have long known -- that Fox is a propaganda machine with no regard for the truth.

Glenn Beck calling President Obama a "racist" was the most blatant example of Fox News leading the effort paint the President as someone who harbors and acts upon deeply held prejudice against white people. But the network consistently tries to create the impression that black political and civic leaders want to "get even" with whites by taking their wealth and giving it to blacks.

We've seen the hateful atmosphere that has arisen at Tea Parties because of this false narrative. As the House of Representatives deliberated over health care legislation this past spring, some Tea Party members gathered outside the Capitol shouted "Ni**er!" at black congressmen. One of the protesters spat on Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver, while another called openly gay Representative Barney Frank a "faggot" as the laughing crowd imitated his lisp. The Tea Party has been uncritically promoted and embraced by Fox News since its inception.
* Fox News is dangerous. The connection between the network's inflammatory, violent rhetoric and its real world effects is clear. Two examples demonstrate this, though more exist.

Last year, abortion doctor George Tiller was gunned down in his church after being demonized for years by Fox's Bill O'Reilly as "Tiller the Baby Killer." O'Reilly had compared Tiller to the Nazis and to Al-Qaeda. He said that Tiller had "blood on his hands" and that he wouldn't want to be Tiller "if there is a Judgement Day."

In another example, a man armed with a rifle, a shotgun and a handgun opened fire on California Highway Patrol officers on an Oakland freeway in July of this year. After he was apprehended, police determined the shooter was on his way to the American Civil Liberties Union and Tides Foundation offices in San Francisco to kill people. In the aftermath of the tragedy, the shooter's mother said that her son watched a lot of television news and was angry at left-wing politicians and organizations. While many Americans are aware of the ACLU's work, the Tides Foundation is a little-known non-profit organization that most people had never heard of -- until Fox's Glenn Beck started demonizing and spreading false information about the organization. Since Beck's show premiered in January of 2009, he has pushed conspiracy theories involving Tides on nearly 30 episodes. During the same time period, Tides was never mentioned on other cable or network news channels, according to a report by the watchdog group Media Matters.
* Fox News Channel isn't really news. Real news stations don't engage in smear campaigns founded on lies and half-truths.

Fox News insists that they're a legitimate news network. They engage in divisive rhetoric, race-baiting and attempts at character assassinations, but they do it all under the guise of reporting the news. Often the mainstream media eventually takes the bait and runs with Fox News' distortions and smear campaigns. When businesses and public places play Fox News, they become a conduit for its stream of misinformation, and it contributes to the misconception that the network is a credible source for news and information.

This campaign is about organizing people to use their feet and their dollars to encourage establishments not to spread Fox 's poison in their communities.

To learn more, and to join the campaign, please visit our website at TurnOffFox.org.

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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 09:22 AM
Response to Original message
1. Dammit! I hit "unrec" when I meant to hit "rec."
sorry.
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 09:24 AM
Response to Reply #1
3. That's OK...I wipe my ass with "unrecommend"
Seriously, it's off my radar 100%, I do not care in any way, shape or form.
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davidwparker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 09:10 AM
Response to Reply #3
148. K&R
... just for the title to the reply.

For the post, sounds good. An alternative is to "debate" openly and call the crap out. Chances are, people there feel the same as you and just don't say anything. Use those who have it on as an opportunity to debate.
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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 03:14 PM
Response to Reply #1
27. I don't ordinarily participate, but I hit 'rec' for you.
I hate 'unrec' with a passion! Peace, kim
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KatyMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 05:10 PM
Response to Reply #27
62. "I hate 'unrec' with a passion!"
I really don't get this.
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 07:24 PM
Response to Reply #27
96. unrec is
Edited on Thu Aug-26-10 07:25 PM by stuntcat
nothing but silly. I'm sick of all the time and space people waste here arguing over what was unrec'ed, it's embarrassing.
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NBachers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 09:13 PM
Response to Reply #96
104. Yeah, it's like people can't wait to jump onto a thread and complain about unrecs
Often in the first three posts.

I don't understand this obsession of talking about unrecs all the time.
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phasma ex machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 09:51 PM
Response to Reply #104
111. It builds the almighty post count.
Edited on Thu Aug-26-10 09:52 PM by phasma ex machina
Pardon my old school error. Complaining about unrecs actually builds the almighty reply count.
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TheEuclideanOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 11:48 PM
Response to Reply #104
125. I should start a thread to complain about all of the Unrec'ers
Just so that I could Unrec it :)
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 07:46 PM
Response to Reply #1
99. I'll take it to 250 recs in your name then!
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 09:23 AM
Response to Original message
2. K&R...n/t
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 09:26 AM
Response to Original message
4. The first link isn't working right now
ITA with this campaign.
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 09:32 AM
Response to Reply #4
7. Please try it again...it should work
Somehow on my initial copy & paste I ran it in to the body text. I just tested it and it worked:

http://crooksandliars.com/james-rucker/help-turn-fox

:toast:
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wookie72 Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 10:13 AM
Response to Reply #7
17. COMEDY CENTRAL! COMEDY CENTRAL! COMEDY CENTRAL!
That is all.
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thetonka Donating Member (192 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 04:13 PM
Response to Reply #17
45. So if Fox goes away
Where would you send your friends who are looking for unbiased news?

MSNBC is out, they are just as biased as Fox.

So what out there is unbiased enough to give people access to real factual news and allows people to think for themselves?
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donquijoterocket Donating Member (357 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 04:35 PM
Response to Reply #45
51. al jazeera english and BBC
both do commendable jobs of dispassionate and objective reporting.Fux noise is basically 24/7 right wing radio with visuals, and while MSNBC may be seen to have a lean at least their reports are not calculated to inflame and appeal to our worst instincts.Anyone really thinking for themselves accesses multiple sources and independently verifies as far as it's possible to do.
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wookie72 Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 04:52 PM
Response to Reply #45
54. Democracy Now, CBC Radio, BBC World Service nt
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thetonka Donating Member (192 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 05:06 PM
Response to Reply #54
60. Democracy Now is NOT unbiased
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 05:07 PM
Response to Reply #60
61. Of course not...and FAUX NOISE is Fair and Balanced.
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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thetonka Donating Member (192 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 05:11 PM
Response to Reply #61
63. Did you read the thread?
The discussion was about news sources that are NOT biased, unlike MSNBC, FOX, Democracy Now.

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wookie72 Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 08:06 PM
Response to Reply #60
100. Fair enough
I immediately regretted putting it first. But they do cover a hell of a lot of stuff that nobody else does.
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thetonka Donating Member (192 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 02:28 PM
Response to Reply #100
153. Yes they do
And I am a fan, but I do recognize and admit my biased reasons for being a fan.

:)
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 05:22 PM
Response to Reply #45
66. Totally agree---I HATE it that facts have a liberal bias
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savalez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 06:28 PM
Response to Reply #66
83. There's a bumper sticker right there, " facts have a liberal bias"
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 06:42 PM
Response to Reply #83
90. Wish I could claim it as my own, but have to credit Stepehn Colbert
either "reality has a liberal bias" or "facts" or both on different occasions...Can't remember but definitely either direct quote from and/or slight twist on Colbert.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 05:53 PM
Response to Reply #45
75. Hehe
MSNBC is out, they are just as biased as Fox.

You mean with Joe & Mika & Buchanan & Todd?

Did someone order a pizza?
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tkmorris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 06:03 PM
Response to Reply #45
77. If Fox News STAYS where do you go for unbiased news?
Unless you are implying that they aren't biased all to hell and gone.
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 06:14 PM
Response to Reply #45
79. Where would you send your friends who are looking for unbiased news?
Home.


They can watch TV at home. Who watches TV in a restaurant? Sports bars should have sports on. Restaurants, if they must have something on, should have the Food Network on. That always makes me hungry!
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MedicalAdmin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 06:25 PM
Response to Reply #45
82. Are you implying that Fox is unbiased?
I think you are. If Fox goes away then all news will become less unbiased as the Fox effect will be lessened. Of course the return of the fairness doctrine to the FCC would help alot.

However to add to the excellent suggestions below I would suggest the Guardian newspaper website for American politics. They have a lot of reports on the ground here and have broken several important stories that the high paid corporate network newswhores / talking heads / meat puppets have not even tried to.

There is also pacifica news, which is a loose affiliation of radio stations that pool their money to provide good reporting.

But I do agree that Democracy now has a bias, one that they admit to. They appear to be addicted to the truth.
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thetonka Donating Member (192 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 02:31 PM
Response to Reply #82
154. Just to be clear
For those that are jumping to conclusions because they can not see past their own bias, I HATE Fox news! Complete garbage, IMHO. I also HATE MSNBC.


If you are going to be against biased news and dishonest sources claiming to be news that be universal. If you don't like Fox becuase you prefer a bias that supports your own bias fine, but be honest about it.
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Grown2Hate Donating Member (833 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 09:50 PM
Response to Reply #154
161. Ah, but no one here is advocating for MSNBC to replace Faux News in these public places.
So that's a bit of a "straw-man", as it were. I have theorized for quite some time that this is how Faux News gets its vaunted "ratings". They're counting the fact that they pay places like Fry's, World Gym, etc., to be on CONSTANTLY. They are counting all of those incidental "viewers". Bastards.
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Kalyke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 06:37 PM
Response to Reply #45
87. Without Faux, MSNBC would go back to simply reporting or roundtables.
Their left-leaning shows only exist because opinion doesn't live in a vacuum.
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gort Donating Member (567 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 11:10 PM
Response to Reply #45
121. FOX stands for Foreign-owned Xenohobic company
An Australian and a Saudi Arabian are the major owners of it.

Foreign Owners who are Xenophobic.

F.O.X. claims to be Fair and Balanced which is a lie. MSNBC touts itself as the place to discuss Politics. That is not a lie.

BTW- Radio talkshow host Norman Goldman came up the F.O.X acronym.

Investigate the Koch Brothers. They sell astroturf. Fact.


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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 01:09 AM
Response to Reply #121
128. You really should post most often, old timer!
:hi:
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gort Donating Member (567 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 06:37 PM
Response to Reply #128
157. I just enjoy reading here
I sometimes think when I have something new to say before I can even post it someone at DU has already said it.

Thank you for the hello!

We need to win in November.

We need to expose the Koch Brothers to sunlight. That Dynasty goes all the way back to the John Birch Society. They are the true enemy of our democracy.
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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 04:37 PM
Response to Reply #121
156. +1!!!!!!!!!!!!
If only more people knew...
BHN
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 04:41 AM
Response to Reply #45
133. Fox is factual and unbiased?
They're about as factual and unbiased as I am purple.

Watch OutFoxed. Be educated.
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 07:10 AM
Response to Reply #45
139. MSNBC is biased toward the truth, not filthy, lying right-wing propaganda.
Big difference!
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existentialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 09:28 AM
Response to Original message
5. I've been turning off Fox
every time I got a reasonable;e chance for years.

Once not too long ago, at a small restaurant/bar my wife and I let the owners know we would stay and eat only if Fox was turned off. They turned it off.

Confession though, usually when I turn off Fox News, I turn the set off entirely rather than just change the channel.
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pauldg0 Donating Member (608 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 03:29 PM
Response to Reply #5
35. Me too!....
....but I watch them to see what is going on with the nut balls over there.

I'm all for this.... Who do I call?

To tell you the truth, I'm already doing it. Every time somebody brings up their propaganda, I say "oh, I bet you watch Fox News the propaganda station owned by Rupert Murdoch who owns the gossip mags, like Star & Esquire". People say...."He does?".

I also bring up the education of the bunch at Fox and how they are puppets of Ruppert. After all a good journalist shouldn't be bribed but money talks to flunkies and murdoch knows it. All you need is a dumb fuck, a big mouth and lot's of money.

LETS GO FOLKS !!!!!!!!!
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 09:31 PM
Response to Reply #5
108. So have I for 10 years now.
It's easy to do.

Moreover, I told the salon where I get my hair cut that I never wanted to see Fox News on when I come there and questioned why it was on. It turned out one of the workers always kept setting it to Fox unbeknownst to everyone else.

Make a case about it. I always do.

It's a racist network. They have a legacy now: racism.
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phasma ex machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 09:55 PM
Response to Reply #5
112. Re: "I turn the set off entirely rather than just change the channel."
Good plan.
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 09:31 AM
Response to Original message
6. I have an idea
Next DU fundraising drive, instead of offering bumper stickers, offer one of THESE

http://www.tvbgone.com/cfe_tvbg_main.php

Then we can use them anytime and anywhere we see Faux on TV.
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 01:11 PM
Response to Reply #6
24. I love their ad. So retro.




--imm
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NBachers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 09:24 PM
Response to Reply #24
106. TV-B-Gone Theme Song
Edited on Thu Aug-26-10 09:27 PM by NBachers
Q. How does the TV-B-Gone theme song go?

A. Click http://www.tvbgone.com/jingle/tvbgoneSong_mix1.mp3 to hear the TV-B-Gone song.

You'll Be Glad You Did!

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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 09:13 AM
Response to Reply #106
149. A theme song? Who knew?
Sound a bit like the theme from "Lolita."

--imm
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NBachers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 11:24 AM
Response to Reply #149
151. It also sounds like "No Matter What Shape Your Stomach's In" by the T-Bones
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 01:17 PM
Response to Reply #151
152. Great! the T-Bones!! It was the age of "camp..."
The exact meaning of which always eluded me, but I know it when I see it.

Sometimes I go back to those old rock instrumentals. Amazes me how well crafted some of them are.

--imm
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 04:29 PM
Response to Reply #6
49. GREAT IDEA! I have one and have used it mercilessly for years!
See post below.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 04:50 PM
Response to Reply #49
53. Hmmmm?
Clean the airwaves of anti-American, hate-soaked agitprop.
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aggiesal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 04:44 PM
Response to Reply #6
52. Here is what I did...
I was working at Cymer in San Diego. In the cafeteria, all the TV's were tuned to Fox.
The person is charge of the TV's was the safety rep. and he was a retired Navy officer,
very conservative, very right-wing. No wonder he kept it on Fox. The TV's were controlled
by a DirecTV STB in a locked cabinet in the cafeteria.

I purchased a cheap Universal Remote Control, and programmed it for DirecTV.
Every time I had lunch in the cafeteria, I would covertly take the universal remote, sit
in front of the locked cabinet, and change the channel to either MSNBC, CNN or ESPN,
depending and which had the best programming.

The retired Navy officer would enter the cafeteria, and stare with a puzzled look at the
TV, trying to figure out how the channel was changed. He'd leave for about 2-3 minutes
and return with the key to the locked cabinet and change the channel back to Fox. Then
while walking back to his office, still in the cafeteria, I'd change the TV back to the
channel we were previously watching.

You could see his brain explode with confusion, trying to figure out how the channel was
changing if the Remote Control was locked in the cabinet.

Several like minded friends, knew about my remote control and would sometimes ask to borrow
my universal remote, while they ate in the cafeteria.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 05:06 PM
Response to Reply #52
59. That must have been very exhilarating...
Did his head ever actually explode??? LOLOL
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aggiesal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 05:34 PM
Response to Reply #59
70. I never saw him actually explode (LOL), ...
But, he never did figure out how we were changing the channels.

For an officer, he was pretty dense.
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MedicalAdmin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 06:28 PM
Response to Reply #70
84. That's a redundant statement, isn't it?
"For an officer, he was pretty dense."
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savalez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 06:31 PM
Response to Reply #70
85. That was already evident by his infatuation with Fox.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 09:32 AM
Response to Original message
8. told a new business the other day, i am sorry, but wont shop here anymore
Edited on Thu Aug-26-10 09:42 AM by seabeyond
we have a convenient store monopoly in town. an independent opened and i made sure i went there to help out new business and provide some competition even though not as good and more expensive than the monopoly.

they show fox

i told them that they put so much effort into degrading women and promoting hate as they lecture me on christian and family values. i wont give my money to a company that has that on. that any story they can find that is degrading to females, they put on fox for their old male entertainment, and that, i refuse, to support. tht i call it foxporn.

i only talked to management, but is right by home. i am going to address the owners in next couple days.

i am never quiet about it. i wont let it stand

they told me, some people would be as bothered with other channels. i told him, turn it all off then.
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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 09:38 AM
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10. Yep, "turn it all off then."
:applause:

:thumbsup:

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PatSeg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 03:27 PM
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33. There are plenty of channels available
that wouldn't offend anyone. They could always turn on the Weather Channel or sports. Of course, I really can't see why a store like that needs a television on anyway.
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 05:22 PM
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65. "turn it all off then"
why is it, in these days, we feel the need to have a TV on where ever we go? I cannot understand it. When I visit a local store I am there to buy something, or ask the staff questions. TV just gets in the way of that- but maybe I am just old fashioned.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 07:11 PM
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92. i was thinking the same. i carry a book, lol. people have their toys. dont need no tv on too. nt
Edited on Thu Aug-26-10 08:06 PM by seabeyond
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 07:35 AM
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143. Been wondering that, too.
I understand TVs in front of treadmills at the gym, or in waiting rooms. But, why do they need them in restaurants, banks, etc.?
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 09:35 AM
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9. If they don't get to watch fox do we not get to see MSNBC?
That would make me very sad.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 11:22 AM
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19. We're talking about places of public accomodation. nt
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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 04:25 PM
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47. I don't think it's a zero-sum equation nt
I don't think it's a zero-sum equation nt
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 09:39 AM
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11. +1000
just the bumper sticker I've been looking for
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 09:41 AM
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12. George C. Scott could be the campaign spokesperson
Turn it off... TURN IT OFF...
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 09:50 AM
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13. It comes naturally at my gym. A few months ago they installed 10 huge flat screen TVs.
When the installers left, three of them were tuned to Faux. Within a few days, none were and have not been since.

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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 10:00 AM
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14. It used to always be on in my gym. Right in front of the treadmills.
I made them change it.

I'm not going to spend 40 minutes looking at Steve Douchey.
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stanwyck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 07:24 PM
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95. Same at my gym! They had so many complaints, that
they no longer have FOX on any of the TVs. I check every time I go. No Fox. It's great. I always ask the channel to be changed if I'm in a business. So far, the business has had no problem changing the channel.
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 10:07 AM
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15. This is why Fox gets credit for viewers they
have the owners of these establishments turn on to Fox and then it is counted as viewers and I am sure the ADD a heck of lot because it is a business. At our hospital clinic, if Fox is on someone always goes changes the channel. The refuse to watch it.
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SnakeEyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 06:39 PM
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88. No it is not.
Ask yourself this question... how does anyone know what your watching? How do they know what some random establishment is watching? They don't. In order for anyone to know what you are watching and included in the ratings is to be one of the few thousand that are randomly selected to be a Nielsen Family and for your home to specially wired for monitoring by Nielsen. And they don't do this with establishments. Advertisers don't care about establishment viewers because they are far less likely to be paying attention to any commercials.

Going and changing the channel won't affect anything.
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 07:16 AM
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141. You would be correct, if this were 1981.
These days, all cable systems are 2-way, reporting back what channel each box is tuned to. Today's ratings figures are thus significantly more accurate than the Nielsen-only techniques prevalent 30 years ago.
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SnakeEyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 08:59 PM
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158. Regardless of two-way capabilities of cable boxes
They are not using it to monitor your or my viewing habits. The ratings still come from Nielsen.

Of course if you'd like to show me otherwise, please do. Show me where/who is compiling them and that TV and advertisers are using them.
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-28-10 07:15 AM
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162. Well, I saw the process at the company I used to work for.
We created a book-club type program that ran on the local cable channel. After each airing, the cable people showed us a minute-by-minute graph of how many people were tuned in to the program, so we could see when we lost a bunch of viewers, when people suddenly tuned in, etc. They said they do this for all of their programming.

Please note that I did not say that they were "monitoring my viewing habits", only that they have a precise count of viewership for any particular program and thus do not need to call anyone to ask if their TV is on, hand out Nielsen diaries, etc.

I might add that if the cable company wanted to monitor anyone's specific viewing habits, it would be a simple matter of re-programming. Who knows? Maybe they already are. It's not like they'd tell us or anything.
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 09:15 AM
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150. Nielson doesn't even care if the person in the home they originally
had the contract with is incapacitated and not even living in the home.
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SnakeEyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 09:01 PM
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159. Source?
Regardless, Nielsen uses scientific weighted sampling.
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tilsammans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 10:09 AM
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16. "I'm taking my business elsewhere" . . .
. . . is what I tell establishments that show Fox.

I have no way of knowing if that tactic works, however, as I do what I say I'll do and take my business elsewhere. :shrug:
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 03:40 PM
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40. I did that at a car wash and they immediately turned to CNN...
...which, while not great, is a ton better than Faux Snooze.

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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 11:10 AM
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18. K & R
:thumbsup:
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 11:26 AM
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20. Living the Liberal Bubble that is the Soviet of Seattle
I never see FOX on in ANY establishment. I don't see it on when I dare to venture outside it into other Washington towns, either.

The only time I ever see it is when Keith or John exerpt it. Occasionally when Mrs. Solomon puts it on Beck or Hannity just "see what they're saying" or to raise my BP. I feel for the rest of America.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 03:58 PM
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42. I think she's trying to kill you.
It's the only explanation.
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savalez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 06:35 PM
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86. Paradise!
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 10:43 PM
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116. I agree
she's trying to kill you

I'd make sure she hasn't taken any new life insurance policies out on you
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Touchdown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 11:01 PM
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118. Spend a day in Yakima then.
Repub, racist Central! FUX Snooz everywhere!
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 07:56 AM
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146. Lucky you! n/t
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Kievan Rus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 11:30 AM
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21. Church-shooter Jim Adkisson and cop-killer Richard Poplawski...
Edited on Thu Aug-26-10 11:33 AM by Kievan Rus
were also sent over the edge by Faux News propaganda.

Faux News is dangerous, pure and simple.
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 07:13 AM
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140. they incite this crap and then refuse to take credit. they really should
since they can get their followers to go out and commit crimes. they should be proud of themselves and tout it on their show. we got so and so to go kill people. aren't we all proud of ourselves. doesn't sound very good, i guess i can see why they don't toot their horns. plus they might get sued.
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Z_I_Peevey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 11:32 AM
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22. Happy to report that this campaign can be successful...
I just recently THANKED my bank for changing its lobby TV from Fox to Headline News after numerous requests from me and others. Be polite and persistent and it works.

And I'm in deepest Oklahoma, so get busy, those of you in saner areas!
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newspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 11:36 AM
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23. a while back, I took my MIL to the doctor
and they had faux news on. I told my MIL, these people are coming in sick and some with heart problems and they've got this crap on? Well, I've been to the doctor's office more than once now and they have animal shows on instead. I think they heard me.
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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 03:18 PM
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29. My sister is in special care assisted living.
My right wing mother was here for a month and she had the nerve to watch that crap in my sisters room. I told her to knock it off but mom said it was her right as 'an American' to watch it. These folks need help. Mom's back in Florida leaving me to deal with the fallout.
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snot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 03:06 PM
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25. Thank you!
We also need to push for restoration of restrictions on media consolidation and of the Fairness Doctrine, and above all for net neutrality.
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aggiesal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 03:12 PM
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26. Feel free to use this!
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felix_numinous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 03:16 PM
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28. K & R
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 03:21 PM
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30. HA
At my health club if I walk past a tv with fox on Ill reach up and turn it off, people get pissed off but who the f*** cares what those fox news drones have to say.
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TheUnspeakable Donating Member (960 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 03:22 PM
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31. k&r-giving one to my mother in law
her emails have a sig line..Watch Fox news for the REAL story
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fl_dem Donating Member (444 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 03:26 PM
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32. I've been bitching about this for months
I call Fox new, Big Brother. Not only do I ask someone if I can or will they change the channel, I make it a point to seek out and thank the management that does NOT have their tv on Fox.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 03:29 PM
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34. The best thing to do is walk into the managers office and tell them
you will no longer shop here because of your choice of "entertainment" for your customers...
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Clyde39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 03:32 PM
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36. They could re-label it "Fox Propaganda"
Maybe someday the other media outlets will treat them with the respect they deserve!
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 07:28 PM
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97. exactly, sad thing is their biggest watchers wouldn't care
They don't care who's paying as long as it makes them feel good about hating the Democrats :((((((((((((
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kctim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 03:35 PM
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37. And when this doesn't work
do we hold a TV burning?
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yesphan Donating Member (295 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 03:37 PM
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38. Blocked
I have it blocked on my DVR. Wish to hell I could opt out of having it at all.
It'd be very interesting to see how many households would opt out if they had that option
when selecting their cable or satellite packages.
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spicegal Donating Member (617 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 03:38 PM
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39. This is a great idea. I plan on sending a letter to the YMCA.
They're supposed to be a Christian organization. Hard to see how they can justify showing Fox News at their facilities.
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abelenkpe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 03:46 PM
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41. Yes please
Let's all work to turn off FOX. They have turned my parents into hate spewing drones suddenly comfortable with all kinds of idiocy and bigotry. I can't stand FOX news....
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 04:03 PM
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43. The VA in Florida has fux on in nearly every waiting area...
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 04:07 PM
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44. knr
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 04:15 PM
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46. Kicked and recommended.
Thanks for the thread, Amerigo Vespucci.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 04:27 PM
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48. My secret weapon..I use it everywhere I see FAUX NOISE>>>
Edited on Thu Aug-26-10 04:28 PM by BrklynLiberal
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Politicalboi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 04:56 PM
Response to Reply #48
55. Amazon has the key chain
For 17.99. I guess the 50.00 one has a charger so it's not a throw away.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 04:59 PM
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56. Cool. I did not know that about the Amazon option
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 05:04 PM
Response to Reply #55
58. It seems that Amazon has quite a choice. I know the TV B-gone was first, but now they
Have ones that control the channel and the volume as well as mute.

http://www.amazon.com/Mini-Universal-Remote-Control-Cha...
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20score Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 04:30 PM
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50. K&R. Over a year ago I wrote a post saying that I politely ask the business to change the channel
off of Fox when on in a public area. For some reason I was inundated with people defending Fox and one even said they would counteract me by asking Fox to be turned on.

This was on DU. Still pisses me off when I think about it.
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marybourg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 05:49 PM
Response to Reply #50
73. Sorry that you had to encounter that on DU. Fox is slowly frying
the brains of all that watch it.
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20score Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 06:41 PM
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89. Thanks
Edited on Thu Aug-26-10 06:41 PM by 20score
Very cool of you to say.
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Duppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 03:29 AM
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129. you had people here on DU defending Fake 'News'
a year ago? Wow!!! Holy Crap! Unbelievable! Wish I had known. We'd had a slug-fest! Do you ever see any of those trolls posting any more?

If ever there were an corp. ruining this country, it's the Fox Liars.


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20score Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 03:39 PM
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155. I haven't seen those people since then.
And thanks, Duppers!
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 05:04 PM
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57. They should have little stickers we can stick
on the doors of places that play Fox...make them real hard to remove. This will at least warn others what is on the TV at that establishment and give them the hint not to have it on...
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4lbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 05:15 PM
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64. Gotta hit these places in their general ledgers.
Tell them you'll no longer do business with them if they have FOX on their TVs.

If they face losing customers, in significant numbers, they'll change.

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ibegurpard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 05:24 PM
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67. k&r
good idea but it's like playing whack-a-mole...they'll come up with something else
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 05:31 PM
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68. Cool! And yes, it seems, every place I go...FoxNooseChannel is blasting.
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 05:34 PM
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69. K&R
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Phlem Donating Member (580 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 05:34 PM
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71. DID
and DONE!

-p
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fedupinBushcountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 05:44 PM
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72. I told my gym
here in Virginia to please either turn it off or at least have CNN or MSNBC as an alternative to Faux news. I was told that they have ABC, NBC and CBS, I said they are not cable news channels, duh. Nine TVS in the tread mill, etc. area and 3 of them have Faux news.
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 05:51 PM
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74. The best idea this year...
Three thumbs up! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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marybourg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 05:53 PM
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76. Just sent off a copy of the white paper to the board of directors
of my "active adult" community. I'm forced to keep my eyes on the ground the whole time I'm at the fitness center.
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BumRushDaShow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 06:05 PM
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78. KICK A THOUSAND TIMES AND REC!!!!!
Edited on Thu Aug-26-10 06:17 PM by BumRushDaShow
:applause:
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Dystopian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 06:16 PM
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80. KandR.
Awesome!



peace~
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 06:24 PM
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81. I just shut them off myself
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florida08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 06:24 AM
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134. lol..great idea
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 07:07 PM
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91. I just walk up to it and change the channel ...fuck em if they don't like it...I'll go someplece el
I'll just go some place else if they bitch. I've already threatened to leave a doctors office and they changed the channel rather than see me leave. Who in their right mind is going to insist on having Fux on the tv when it means you're not going to do business with them because of it. Bone up ...people ...and get some ballz.
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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 07:17 PM
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93. I have been doing this for years....(NT)
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 07:18 PM
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94. I have a;ways done this
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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 07:30 PM
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98. Oh HELL yeah! K&R
Thanks for posting this.
BHN
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 08:18 PM
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101. K & R !!!
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ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 08:27 PM
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102. Kr; tu da moon....The hospital in my town, only a few blocks from my house; Used to run Fuxus
Edited on Thu Aug-26-10 08:54 PM by ooglymoogly
news on all their umpteen monitors.

That was before the volcano erupted;

When I was coming out from anesthesia about a year ago I woke up to Glen Beck screaming like Hitler in my ears. At first I was just stunned... I sat bolt upright and threw an uncharacteristic, melodramatic fit, that surprised even me; flailing my arms complete with all the post op plumbing losing the finger monitor and life monitors flying asunder, setting off alarms and mortifying the nurses as emergency staff rushed into the room. I told them to get that god damned Nazi crap away from my ears and out of my sight.

Not sure why so much anger was boiling over at that time.

Needless to say they scrambled to shut off the monitor by yanking the plug from its socket. One of the nurses came to calm me down and check the connections and reconnect the monitors;...."They don't listen to us" "Now the admins will stop this nonsense" I heard one of the nurses say to the the others while others appeared to agree. I was on a morphine drip, cranky from the pain of surgery, a little loopy, was fearless and had few inhibitions. Not a good time to fool with my senses.

The next day when I became ambulatory, walking with the bottles and plumbing still attached to my veins, but now on rollers, I searched out the chief; And ask whether it was he who was forcing this right wing propaganda on his patients; Some even comatose but many just out of it.

He turned a beet red and just sputtered, "I don't regulate that", which I found out was a bald faced lie, checking with my doctor and the nursing staff some of whom I knew. "All of us pay your salary; Not just republicans", "This is a community hospital, Not a Republican propaganda outlet; And you are treading a thin line with this kind of crap"; Anger building, I continuing on, "I will be talking to the mayor (a true Democrat) about this; The mayor is A man I know and for whom I have much respect and I put banners across my house and yard at election time.

Looking back on that incident, I don't know where the chutzpa came from; Though I do understand where the anger came from as I still have it where fux news is concerned.

All to say I have never seen Fuxus news on any of the monitors since.

Hospitals are a good place to find this kind of treachery as they become more and more privatized.
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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 11:08 PM
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120. what a horrible way to wake up from anesthesia... like a nightmare
That's not just a reference to Glenn Beck--I mean it'd be horrible to wake up to any kind of anger and negativity and ranting. Fox wouldn't even be good for people who agree with that crap--who wants to wake up to someone trying to get them enraged?

Good for you. And good for your nurses. I hope your health is good now.
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 08:29 PM
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103. Couple of years ago I went into my local bank and Fox was on.
I went home, wrote to the President of the bank, and told him I'd close all my accounts if they didn't
change the channel.

They did! I've never seen Fox on again any time I go in the bank.
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Misskittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 09:15 PM
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105. I did it successfully in a local Macy's. n/t
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 07:23 AM
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142. All this talk makes me want to seek out some business playing False "News".
Just so I can have the cathartic fun of telling them off!
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 09:28 PM
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107. Just signed and disseminating...
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 09:33 PM
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109. K&R.
I always switch the channel. If I can't do it, I tell the establishment where it is playing that I am offended by the racism at Fox News and will not do business there with that network playing when there are so many other choices. I've never, not once, had anyone object to changing the channel.

Great campaign.
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Jello Biafra Donating Member (222 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 09:49 PM
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110. About F'n time...
Actually saw fake news in a doctor's office once...enough to raise your blood pressure...some way to drum up business....
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Freetradesucks Donating Member (313 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 09:56 PM
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113. Kicked and Rec'd!!
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AuntPatsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 10:05 PM
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114. recommending and kicking it up...was shocked to see it on in a small restaurant
Edited on Thu Aug-26-10 10:06 PM by AuntPatsy
this am located in a very small border town where it is more than obvious that cash flow is not the norm....if not for my husband having been up all night on the phone and stressed out I would have asked politely to have it turned off..instead this one time I simply moved chairs and kept my back to the small screen. My husband said not a word I am sure knowing full well why I moved but probably thankful that I did not start anything...this evening he took me to another one, not many in town and this was one of the so called nicer ones..we might have both gotten ill from the restaurant we went to for dinner but no complaints here...would rather be ill from food than from having to listen to that garbage..the truth..feel better now though..thankfully it appears not to have been food poisoning since it was just a slight queasy feeling...

I too usually either change the channel myself if at all possible or tell them to..never had a problem getting it gone from my site using fairly even tones accept at home when husband was a watcher..he fought me tooth and nail..but in the end..we both won, he turned from it..
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Iwillnevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 10:34 PM
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115. It's heart-warming to see
so many people stepping up and voicing their disgust with TV's in public places tuned to Fox.

The reality is it needs to be unplugged totally for inciting fear and insurrection, especially Beck. He shouts "FIRE" every damn day, only the audience is not limited to a movie theater.

K&R
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 10:45 PM
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117. the pharmacy where my dad gets his prescriptions filled always has Faux on
but I'm not in there for more than a few minutes at a time to either drop them off or pick them up
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Mendocino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 11:04 PM
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119. I don't watch infomercials,
for intolerance, racism, misogyny and xenophobia.
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 11:19 PM
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122. Did that at my bank
I'm offened by Faux. Got a number. Called and bitched. It worked.
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colsohlibgal Donating Member (670 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 11:21 PM
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123. Time To Stop This Mass Brain Washing
Fox News calling themselves fair and balanced is about as far from truth as possible, it's just laughable.

Unfortunately it's not just Fox "News" on the tube all over the place, it's hardback book display and placement. Meijer has dropped all pretense and jumped in with both feet, the main display of hardbacks, easy to see if you go into one of their two main entrances, is all Hannity, Cheney, etc. - they even have them prominently displayed in the checkout lines. Not one political book from non wing nuts.

Sadly, Target is only a little less guilty with the books, it's all Beck/Cheney/Coulter types but at least they don't put them in the checkout lines. Target's recent donation revelation combined with the fascist like books irks me no end, I love their stores and have spent a ton of money there every year.

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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 11:39 PM
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124. I got that in email yesterday. It is a great idea and should have
happened long ago.

K&R
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 12:03 AM
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126. Good idea . . . and I've asked them to turn it off for instance in a
eye doctor's office --

and elsewhere, if I could read the set, I changed it --

and where there were a number of people present, I began to discuss Fox and getting

rid of it -- most people were ignoring the TV, anyway??!!!

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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 12:57 AM
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127. Heh-heh...I just sent their FB link off to all my friends on Facebook.
I used their Facebook page to sign the petition AND get a free bumper sticker!
Now I want to get a tvbgone remote...
BWAHAHAH!
BHN
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 04:14 AM
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130. I've been doing this for years.
Also if you stay in a hotel, change the channel before you go to a more suitable station.


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DimplesinMI Donating Member (281 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 04:21 AM
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131. K/R.........
Don't watch Faux News, ever......
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 04:39 AM
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132. SUPER support and rec this.
Seems to be showing up literally EVERYwhere I go that has a TV. That and new country - the music of Tea. Say what you want about that, but in Ohio, those two seem to go hand in hand.
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dotymed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 06:33 AM
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135. If Obama really wanted to stop the propaganda and lies,
he would instruct his FCC chief to REINSTATE THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE. All of America would benefit. The American citizen could once again be honestly informed.
Maybe that's the problem. An uninformed populace is much easier to manipulate.
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Shining Jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 06:56 AM
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136. +1 n/t
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jschurchin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 07:02 AM
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137. K&R
Fox News, the WWE of news reporting.

"Were not in the News business, were in the ENTERTAINMENT business."
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 07:09 AM
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138. I would never patronize any business that imposes False "News" on its customers.
I'd be out the door so fast they'll never know I was there. Unless I stopped to tell them why I'm leaving.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 07:40 AM
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144. I protested at my doctor's office and they switched to CNN...
The doctors like the Bush tax breaks...Greed is the prime mover.
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florida08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 07:45 AM
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145. make it happen
Fox is a stalk show impersonating as news. While it does report news it does very little investigative journalism. I equate it to the Star, Enquirer etc but worse. I call it a stalk show because it preys on the irrational and prejudice component of the country. Not to mention the sociopaths who need affirmation daily that they are right to be neurotic.

They're an insult to the average thinking person and should be marginalized. They're style of tabloid kvetching has become an issue of national security as they incite these people to negative reactions. This is not free speech but abuse of it. There was a time when the FCC would have stepped in against the likes of Limbaugh and Beck. Nilhilistic media today brings in the largesse.

We have to have a counter to that kind of destructive and corrosive discharging which is why MSNBC has stepped up it's bias. I'm grateful for that. However it would be better if we had a real working government that actually fined a corporation for it's
flagrant abuse of the airways to line it's pockets while undermining majority rule to favor the radical few.

For Right-Wingers, Its Their Country and They Dont Want to Share
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flpab Donating Member (210 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 08:08 AM
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147. I aksed to turn the channel at my doctor's office
I was waiting for a same day surgery appointment for my husband so was going to be there for hours. They let me.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 09:03 PM
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160. Both of my senators have it on in their office waiting rooms
Roberts and Brownback.
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