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25 September 2009 @ 08:44 am
Argh. Fox News. Idiots. But I repeat myself.  
Seen on Fox News last night (to be, um, fair, they were quoting from a sign at a rally protesting health care reform): "The American taxpayers are the Jews to Obama's ovens".

(To answer the question, "Well, why were you watching Fox News in the first place?", the fitness center I attend recently switched all the televisions from CNN to Fox, and I can't look down at the elliptical's display panel all the time or my neck gets stiff.)
Jim Hetleyjhetley on September 25th, 2009 01:08 pm (UTC)

Maybe you can buy one of those TV zapper gadgets?
Janet Miles, CAP-OM: peas_and_carrotsjanetmiles on September 25th, 2009 01:10 pm (UTC)
Don't tempt me.
Jim Hetleyjhetley on September 25th, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC)
"Lead me not into temptation, for I'd rather find it myself."
The Evil Twingrey_evil_twin on September 25th, 2009 01:13 pm (UTC)
And they can get away with that?!!?
Janet Miles, CAP-OM: no-hatejanetmiles on September 25th, 2009 01:21 pm (UTC)
Which "they"? The protesters or the tv station? If the former, well, "It's my First Amendment right to free speech!" If the latter, well, "We're just reporting the news."
L Alouisadkins on September 25th, 2009 01:49 pm (UTC)
It's not illegal, in the US.
sinboy: Hitlersinboy on September 25th, 2009 01:33 pm (UTC)
Bet you ten bucks it was a gentile carrying that sign.
Janet Miles, CAP-OM: idiot-free-americajanetmiles on September 25th, 2009 01:55 pm (UTC)
No takers here.
Adrian Turtleadrian_turtle on September 25th, 2009 03:07 pm (UTC)
There's no reason you should have to put up with that.
Exercise is supposed to raise your heart rate, not your blood pressure.
Bladerunnerbldrnrpdx on September 26th, 2009 01:25 am (UTC)
Jon Reidcrossfire on September 25th, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC)
I literally have no words for that.
Janet Miles, CAP-OM: no-hatejanetmiles on September 25th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
My initial, instinctive reaction was, "WHAT THE HELL?!?" but profanity isn't allowed in the facility, and so it turned into an inarticulate strangled shriek.
une idee fixeideealisme on September 25th, 2009 09:03 pm (UTC)
What? "No swearing in the gym"??

Wouldn't work over here, that.
piranha @ dreamwidthpir_anha on September 25th, 2009 03:27 pm (UTC)
you can't do anything about the hate-mongering signs, nor about faux news' fairly imbalanced reportage, but surely you can complain to the fitness center? tell them it's not healthy to watch faux news.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on September 25th, 2009 04:55 pm (UTC)
It actually didn't occur to me to complain, but I'll ask about it this evening.
A Wandering Hobbitredbird on September 25th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
What I've done in that situation is find someone and say "can you switch back to music?" but my gym has some kind of in-house music video feed as well as access to fox, cnn, sports, local news, game shows, etc.
Spark_in_darknesssparkindarkness on September 25th, 2009 03:38 pm (UTC)
Oh dear gods preserve us.

We need an anti-idiocy law. It should be legal to hunt down people who are that clueless
Janet Miles, CAP-OM: peas_and_carrotsjanetmiles on September 25th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
As I said to Jim Hetley a bit earlier, "Don't tempt me."
George Andersonstdharma on September 27th, 2009 04:09 am (UTC)
"There's a whole lot of stupid out there people, so it's up to you to make it work for you." Frank Zappa
dave wdaze39 on September 25th, 2009 03:49 pm (UTC)
All I can say is that it's too bad that Godwin's Law is ordinarily applied only in online discourse! (And it strikes me as a little irresponsible to me that the news outlets, even Fox, -aren't- spinning it thus: "look how silly these people are being!")
margdean56margdean56 on September 25th, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC)
I've been thinking that too! Re Godwin's Law, I mean.
redneckgaijinredneckgaijin on September 25th, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
'Twere it me, that would be sufficient grounds for resigning my membership on grounds of "hostile environment," and telling the manager/owner precisely that.
une idee fixeideealisme on September 25th, 2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
Wow. That is disgusting.
The Djao'Mor'Terra Collective: cognitive hazardfayanora on September 26th, 2009 09:30 am (UTC)
They only play Fox "News" now? I think you should sue them for creating an environment that is hostile and deadly to your brain cells. You'd stand a good chance of winning, I think.
George Andersonstdharma on September 27th, 2009 04:07 am (UTC)
Fixed News
That sucks a big one, for sure. It's not like you can read a book while working out.

Of course, knowing where your fitness center is, it is no surprise that they switched to Fixed Noise.

One of the multitude of reasons why I am happy living where I am now...though I do miss my peeps in Knoxvegas.
Janet Miles, CAP-OM: exercisejanetmiles on September 27th, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Fixed News
It's probably worse than you think -- it's the Ladies' Total Fitness center in Foothills Mall.

Oddly, some women do manage to read a magazine while on the elliptical, but I haven't been able to make that work.
George Andersonstdharma on September 28th, 2009 08:10 am (UTC)
Re: Fixed News
Oh, right. Maryville. *shudder* Might I suggest you bring an Ipod (if you have one that is.) Personally, I'd rather gouge out me eyes with a spoon than watch Fox News.

My problem with Fox News is that it is Yellow Journalism at best.

Saint D