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Post by Slim Cognito » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:48 am

Not sure if this is true, but a twitterer has been posting that, when she visits doctor's offices, auto repair shops, etc, and if nobody else is in the waiting area, she requests their remote to change the channel and, using parental controls, blocks Fox news. If nothing else, it's a great story.


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Post by p0rtia » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:53 am

My sister asks them to change it no matter who the hell is in the waiting room. She has her damn fine moments.


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Post by Kendra » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:57 am

Slim Cognito wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:48 am
Not sure if this is true, but a twitterer has been posting that, when she visits doctor's offices, auto repair shops, etc, and if nobody else is in the waiting area, she requests their remote to change the channel and, using parental controls, blocks Fox news. If nothing else, it's a great story.
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Post by neonzx » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:18 pm

I've never understood why these places insist on broadcasting FoxNews (or really any cable news) in their waiting areas. Why do they want to get customers agitated -- which contributes to the stress of waiting -- ? Shouldn't they put on something more soothing?


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Post by Slim Cognito » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:28 pm

neonzx wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:18 pm
I've never understood why these places insist on broadcasting FoxNews (or really any cable news) in their waiting areas. Why do they want to get customers agitated -- which contributes to the stress of waiting -- ? Shouldn't they put on something more soothing?
Visited an Urgent Care Clinic once and they were running DVDs of I Love Lucy. I complimented their choice and the receptionist told us it was to keep people from fighting about the news.

Also, my (new) dentist used to play Fox. I'd arrived for crown preparation. Shepard Smith's show was on so it wasn't too bad, until he announced they were standing by for a statement from trump. I was never so glad to be called for a tooth drilling. Each return since, it's been on WGN. Thanks to whomever made that happen.


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Post by Dolly » Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:37 pm

Donald Trump ends 2018 with a Fox News interview — his 41st since inauguration

New York (CNN Business)President Trump is ringing in the new year with his friends at Fox News — literally.

He is wrapping up 2018 by chatting with one of his most loyal supporters on Fox, Pete Hegseth. The phone interview is airing on the cable network's New Year's Eve countdown show.

With some notable exceptions, Fox has been Trump's shelter from the storms that are saturating his presidency. And Trump has generously promoted the network and its right-wing personalities with dozens of tweets and endorsements.

Traditional lines have been crossed or erased altogether. Trump seems to get his daily briefings from "Fox & Friends" and get directions from Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro.

During the partial government shutdown, Pirro, a Saturday night host, spoke directly to Trump through her opening monologue.
"I am pleading with you," she said, to keep up the fight for border wall funding.

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https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/31/media/do ... index.html


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Post by DejaMoo » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:11 am

neonzx wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:18 pm
I've never understood why these places insist on broadcasting FoxNews (or really any cable news) in their waiting areas.
Because that's what the management and/or owners want their employees and customers to watch.

Back in the days when AM Politalk radio reigned supreme, a lot of companies would broadcast Limbaugh's show on their premises, but they'd otherwise never permit their workers to listen to entertainment while on the clock.

The people in power use tools to enforce their power. Same old, same old.
Why do they want to get customers agitated -- which contributes to the stress of waiting -- ? Shouldn't they put on something more soothing?
The people in charge aren't the ones who have to deal with the consequences of their decisions.

The car dealership I use for service has a wall of tvs with the sound turned up real loud (natch). I try to find a chair as far away from that wall as possible, put in my earplugs, and read a book while I wait. I don't even want to sit near people who can't wait an hour without being fed by the Glass Teat.



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Post by Volkonski » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:27 pm

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Post by Volkonski » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:39 pm

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib's profanity about impeaching President Trump received five times more coverage on cable news than Rep. Steve King's questioning of why white supremacy is considered offensive.


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Post by Adrianinflorida » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:21 pm

Volkonski wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:39 pm
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib's profanity about impeaching President Trump received five times more coverage on cable news than Rep. Steve King's questioning of why white supremacy is considered offensive.
Or Donald Trump calling China "Mother Fuckers" in one of his rallies



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Post by neonzx » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:27 pm

Volkonski wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:39 pm
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib's profanity about impeaching President Trump received five times more coverage on cable news than Rep. Steve King's questioning of why white supremacy is considered offensive.
It wasn't just Fox, but they they were the most guilty mostly ignoring the Steve King controversy.


To which Trump replied, Fuck the law. I don't give a fuck about the law. I want my fucking money.

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Post by neonzx » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:33 pm

FoxNews:
McConnell says there's 'no place in the Republican Party' for racism amid Rep. Steve King controversy
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., slammed Republican Iowa Rep. Steve King on Monday over recent remarks King made about the terms “white nationalist” and “white supremacist,” arguing that if the representative “doesn't understand why 'white supremacy' is offensive, he should find another line of work.”

There is no place in the Republican Party, the Congress or the country for an ideology of racial supremacy of any kind,” McConnell said. “I have no tolerance for such positions and those who espouse these views are not supporters of American ideals and freedoms. Rep. King's statements are unwelcome and unworthy of his elected position.
Sure Jan. :smoking:


To which Trump replied, Fuck the law. I don't give a fuck about the law. I want my fucking money.

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