Sunday, January 30, 2011

Turn Off Fox

I got this sticker in the mail today from an organization called Color of Change.  I'm making it into fliers to leave in restaurants, bars and other public places that have Fox News on the TV before I take my business elsewhere.  Fortunately, not many places in New York City will put Fox on the bar TV unless it's for some ball game or another.  I have a feeling I'll be leaving behind a shit ton of these when I'm in Texas for Spring Break.  I just sent a copy to my mother, though.  She and a couple of neighbors will paper the town.

14 comments:

mac said...

Yes, do this.

tnlib said...

Have had one of these for ahile but I hadn't thought of what you're doing. Great idea.

intelliwench said...

I like it. Unfortunately, telling lots of folks to turn off Fox is akin to telling them to burn the Bible, I'm afraid.

PENolan said...

Truth to tell, Intelli, I suspect you'd have to pry the remote control out of their cold, dead fingers - if I'm remembering the old saying about getting some folks to part with their guns.
Pretty much the same thing in some areas.

But I get so burned up sometimes, little things like these make me feel like I'm doing something.

tnlib - I got the idea from someone else who had business card sized ones.

mac, glad to see you.

Vancouver Voyeur said...

I think the "thinking person" already does turn off Fox, or watches critically. It's the mindless zombies who believe everything they're told that you need to reach. Their emotional buttons are so easily pushed and manipulated. They really believe in conspiracies and they don't question anything the holy network of Fox feeds them. I showed the Michele Bachmann clip about the Founding Fathers to my American History classes last week and they were both amused and stunned. Most of them admitted though, had I not pointed this out to them, they probably would have passively watched it and not even thought about what she was saying, deep enough to question the facts.

Kulkuri said...

Somewhere a few years ago, I saw an ad for a universal remote. You could turn off any TV anywhere with it. At times I've thought that would be handy to turn off any that are tuned to Fux Noise!! Then keep turning it off until they change the channel.

PENolan said...

V.V. Interesting about your students. I suspect it sums up most of America - they just passively accept whatever they're told.

I keep coming back to the idea that if 1,000,000 watch Rachel Maddow and 3,000,000 watch Glenn Beck - that means 300,000,000 are watching Sponge Bob and Wrestling?

Kulkuri, I may have to get my mother one of those remotes for her birthday. Brilliant

Susan Tiner said...

I don't think anyone in the San Francisco Bay Area watches Fox. Except maybe the snippets on the Rachel Maddow show.

We're so weird we don't even watch TV.

MRMacrum said...

In order to turn off Fox, I first have to turn them on. It has been quite awhile since my remote stopped on that network.

PENolan said...

Susan, I like the TV for movies and that's about it besides South Park with my kid sometimes.

MRMacrum - I don't even look at MSNBC anymore. Strictly internet these days.

Beach Bum said...

Akin to how I think an alien in a nearby spaceship might watch the naked primates on Earth dance around I watch a little bit of Fox at times to see what they are saying.

Like that alien who I believe hits the warp drive after a few minutes of watching stuff down here I quickly come to the conclusion every time that there is no intellient life on Fox Noise.

PENolan said...

I wish I could be abducted by aliens about now. Buzz Kill's OCD approach to spackle now extends to joint compound - which he has smeared all over the apartment like cake frosting on the walls - has become oppressive.

Mr. Charleston said...

Turn off the whole damned television... except for movies, some sports, a few cooking shows, the occasional series to fall asleep to, did I mention movies...

info4fatloss said...

i like that

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