DUmmies Campaign to "Turn Off Fox"
"Turn Off Fox"...Campaign to get Fox News turned off in stores, restaurants, & other public places
[To be replaced by Al Jazeera?]
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.
[Stand by for the laugh lines.]
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.
[Will this earn me my Jr. Thought Police merit badge?]
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."
[aka "Thought-free zone."]
Please check out TurnOffFox.org, join us, and get involved!
Get your free Turn Off Fox sticker
[It's going to be FUn to see who has these bumper stickers on their cars. I always love to see what kind of loons are driving with those stickers. Now on to the "free speech" DUmmies...]
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?
[LOUSY FREEPER TROLL! Your tombstoning has already begun!]
al jazeera english and BBC both do commendable jobs of dispassionate and objective reporting.
[LOL! Thanx for the leftwing loon laugh line!]
Democracy Now, CBC Radio, BBC World Service
[No fear that people will actual listen to those in public places.]
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!
[Good point. About the only public place I have ever LISTENED to TV has been in laundromats and I don't use them any more. (I've got some great Tide coupons!)]
There is also pacifica news, which is a loose affiliation of radio stations that pool their money to provide good reporting.
[A loose affiliation with their screws loose.]
MSNBC is biased toward the truth, not filthy, lying right-wing propaganda.
[Ed Schultz loves MSNBC so much that it threatened to go postal and TORCH it recently. ]
Clean the airwaves of anti-American, hate-soaked agitprop.
[Why do you hate MSNBC which Ed Schultz wants to torch?]
If they don't get to watch fox do we not get to see MSNBC?
[If you can't see MSNBC it is because Ed Schultz has torched it.]
Living the Liberal Bubble that is the Soviet of Seattle I never see FOX on in ANY establishment.
[Great description. Soviet of Seattle.]
We also need to push for restoration of restrictions on media consolidation and of the Fairness Doctrine, and above all for net neutrality.
[Don't be shy. Just say what you really mean. Scream it out. CENSORSHIP!!! There, don't you feel better now?]
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.
[A prime candidate for a sock in the jaw at his gym.]
And when this doesn't work do we hold a TV burning?
[A Kewpie Doll is in the mail to you.]
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....
[So turn on Ed Schultz and watch him torch MSNBC.]
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.
[If I'm not mistaken I think we DUFUed your thread which completely boomeranged on you.]
And yes, it seems, every place I go...FoxNooseChannel is blasting.
[Mommy! Make them stop blasting the truth!!!]
Nine TVS in the tread mill, etc. area and 3 of them have Faux news.
[EEK! The customers are being given a choice. Oh, the horror!]
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.
[Did you remember to put on your ear and brain plugs?]
I just walk up to it and change the channel ...f*ck em if they don't like it...I'll go someplece el. I'll just go some place else if they bitch.
[Another candidate for a jaw busting.]
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.
[At that point they re-applied the anesthesia so you could painfully wake up again on the other side of early November.]
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 nurses then decided to increase the morphine drip to the gushing flow rate.]
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.
[Did you have the enema tube attached to your mouth?]
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.
[Hmmm... Fox News is cable so not subject to the FCC. But no matter. Go ahead and CENSOR.]