DUmmie Fears Fox News Rays
Fox News was on the tube when I went in for a Dr.'s appointment.
[Call out the EMT! This poor DUmmie was infected by contrary thoughts which must now be cleansed from his tiny mind.]
I was already in a bad mood. This was a new doctor's office for me, and I didn't know what to expect. I was the only one in the office as this was early morning. Right away, I saw that their big plasma screen in the state-of-the-art waiting room was tuned to Fox "News." Low-brow propaganda was flooding the room.
[Break out the HazMat suit. Those Fox News rays were infecting me.]
Usually when I see Fox News somewhere, it isn't only me in the room. But this time I was by myself, and there were no dimwits around to soak up the "dumb rays." I was taking a full dose.
[I was helpless. No fellow liberals to get my mind right and protect me from the EVIL thought rays.]
So I introduced myself as a new patient and asked the receptionist if she could please switch the TV to a "news channel." She laughed a little nervously and handed me a couple of forms to read. I scanned her for telltale signs of in-breeding. Normal, I thought, although I hadn't seen her fingernails.
[We now know that this DUmmie was in the doctor's office in order to get a massive chip removed from his shoulder.]
I sat down to read the forms, but the Fox News "content" continued. When I returned the forms I said, "Seriously, can we change the channel? I find this channel deeply insulting to my intelligence."
[Seriously, I find this channel deeply insulting to my in-bred lack of intelligence.]
She seemed surprised, but to my disappointment, un-offended. She said (roughly), "OK, I understand. But if you could just have a seat, you'll be in to see the doctor in about a minute anyway."
[You were disppointed that the receptionist wasn't offended? Now we know you were looking for a fight. That doctor must have had quite a task with that massive chip on your shoulder.]
I wavered and started to head back to my seat, but had to stop. "You know," I said, "Let's just cancel the appointment." But as I said it, I noticed that she had already grabbed the remote and started to change the channel--which she did.
[Did you check the table to see if there were any National Review magazines there? Another reason to cancel the appointment.]
I thanked her and went in for the appointment. I was conscious the whole time, so I'm pretty sure they didn't do anything to me. Fox News was still off when I left.
[A small victory in the battle for mindlessness. And now to hear from the other DUmmies purging themselves of contrary opinions...]
good for you! I did that once when I was waiting for my car to be fixed. They changed it.
[Must not be...exposed...to...dangerous...opinions.]
happened to me as well when I was waiting for an oil
change & inspection. I loitered outside as much as I could, but it was a very hot day. It also happened to be a live broadcast of the last Republican debate. When my car was near completion, one guy piped up and said that he had never voted a Democrat in his life, but if Joe Liebermann was the Dem nominee, he'd vote for him. I will never take my car there again.
[I will never patronize an establishment that caters to anybody who doesn't agree with me.]
My dentist has it on sometimes. Too bad that I like his service...though to find decent ones. I demand that he changes it with exactly the same tone...
[The tone of a self-righteous liberal with a massive chip on his shoulder.]
I got up in front of six people and changed the channel to CNN inside a waiting area while I was waiting to have four new tires put on my car. I was like, hell no. It's painful enough forking out $500 for new tires, without having to sit through the shit that was on Fox.
[Everyone MUST be exposed to the same liberal drivel that I watch.]
Local Macy's has a tv-enhanced waiting area by the dressing rooms.They started showing Fox...After several trips to the store I asked a nearby sales clerk if it could be changed or if this was a new requirement. She didn't understand my problem and said no one else had complained. As politely as I could I said that Fox was propaganda, not news, and that it really bothers me--but if this is some kind of corporate statement from the management of Macy's, I understand that she is not at liberty to change the channel. On the other hand, I said, it used to be tuned to CNN, so could it please be changed back. It's one of those sets that hangs close to the ceiling or I would have tried changing the channel myself. We left on good terms, I think, and on subsequent shopping trips I noticed that we have CNN back. I was, however, prepared to phone the store manager and ask if showing Fox was now an actual policy for Macy's.
[Your next Mindless Mission is to make sure the Macy's floor models of the TV sets on sale never have Fox News on them even for a second.]
I quit my gym about a year ago over this... They had a bank of about 16 tv's in the treadmill/bike area tuned to four different channels: Fox News, ESPN, MTV and local cable news/weather. I asked if they would at least put one of the tv's on CNN or MSNBC. The counter person said he couldn't do it. I asked if I could reach up and change the channel. He replied, "Oh, We have the remote control at the desk here, but we have been instructed no to change the channels." As I said, (and for a couple other reasons related to the cleanliness of the place) I cancelled my memberhship.
[Then you switched to a bath house type gym where LOGO is the channel of choice.]
I used to turn off the Fox "News" TV in the workout club. I eventually quit going to that club partially because 3 of the TV's were on Fox content. It's nice to hear that other people are highly irritated by the Fox propaganda. I get very loud and start insulting Fox and right-wingers wherever I have to be subjected to their (Fox's) mindless right-wing propaganda.
[GASP! How dare others CHOOSE to watch Fox News.]
Good on you - here is how it went down for me. I complained after polling the waiting room to see if anyone was watching it. I said I personally did not want to hear it since it was discounting my intelligence and fed me inaccurate news biased toward the Bush administration. They said they were not watching. I told that to the receptionist who claimed she was not able to change the channel of turn it off. I asked to be put in a different room to wait. I said I was thanking her in advance, smiled sweetly, and stood in front of her til they put me in an unattended side room.
[That unattended side room to which you demanded to be quarantined is also known as the Rubber Room.]