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Why is CNN in all Airports?
Vanity | Jim Noble

Posted on 10/02/2013 7:14:27 AM PDT by Jim Noble

I don't travel much, but right now I'm in the A Concourse at Atlanta and I fu**ing cannot get away from CNN. It's everywhere, spewing propaganda about children suffering from Head Start being shut down.

Haven't they heard that Head Start is a fraud and a colossal waste?

Seriously, this experience is like the telescreen in 1984. Only members of the Inner Party can shut it off, and there's no members around right now.

I think I'll go to the chapel and say a few prayers for JimRob.


TOPICS: TV/Movies; Travel
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1 posted on 10/02/2013 7:14:27 AM PDT by Jim Noble
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To: Jim Noble

anytime I see CNN I always ask to have the channel turned .

Now imagine if CNN was not on the airports TV’s. Their viewership would be in single digits or not far from it.


2 posted on 10/02/2013 7:15:29 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Jim Noble
Atlanta = CNN HQ.

But, your right, they almost all have CNN international playing.

3 posted on 10/02/2013 7:15:52 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: Jim Noble

Drives me nuts. I really think it is the only thing keeping them afloat! I saw Fox News in Houston airport and I think Phoenix.


4 posted on 10/02/2013 7:16:02 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: Jim Noble

If it wasn’t for airports and other captive locations, CNN would have no viewership.


5 posted on 10/02/2013 7:16:14 AM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: Jim Noble
CNN in airports is similar to USA Today in hotels. Only place most people will find either.
6 posted on 10/02/2013 7:16:43 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Jim Noble

Airports are public facilities, I would expect them to allow only state approved information to be aired on their TVs.


7 posted on 10/02/2013 7:16:53 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Jim Noble

It’s a conspiracy to elect H! Clinton.


8 posted on 10/02/2013 7:17:04 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Jim Noble

Airports, doctors offices,other public areas - seems for some stupid reason they are the default setting. People don’t think.

“if you watch CNN anywhere but in an airport....You Might Be a Liberal....”


9 posted on 10/02/2013 7:17:06 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Jim Noble

There is a special remote control that will turn off nearly any TV. If you have one in your pocket, no one can see it.


10 posted on 10/02/2013 7:17:23 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: Jim Noble

CNN is based in Atlanta. That’s why you see it in the ATL.


11 posted on 10/02/2013 7:17:29 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Jim Noble

Huntsville (AL) uses FOX News, FWIW.


12 posted on 10/02/2013 7:18:19 AM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: Jim Noble
They ain't in Pittsburgh (except at the southwest gates)

I've kept them out of here for 22 years.

13 posted on 10/02/2013 7:18:24 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: Jim Noble

Only think I can figure is CNN pays them.


14 posted on 10/02/2013 7:18:37 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Jim Noble

They like the HLN 30 minute news format.


15 posted on 10/02/2013 7:19:07 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: Jim Noble

Every waiting room in every office I’ve been in on any military base has CNN.

Trying to get it changed is like expecting congress to listen.


16 posted on 10/02/2013 7:19:16 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Jim Noble

The real reason?

Airports have to pay to have something on. If they were to get regular cable, the fees would be huge.

By putting up a satellite dish they can access a specific version of CNN dedicated to airports. While it looks like your normal feed, it is designed specifically for the airports.

The airports get something to put up on their TV screens, CNN gets very targeted ad revenues. And travelers get something other than a blank screen.

So, all in all, it comes down to money. And the folks at CNN get to the market first with a specific product at a cheap price.

Just like everything else in the world.

It has very little to do with politics. And yes, it would be suicide NOT to have CNN on at Hartsfield.


17 posted on 10/02/2013 7:19:53 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will watch the watchers?)
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"....in the A Concourse at Atlanta and I fu**ing cannot get away from CNN. It's everywhere, spewing propaganda..."

I fly a lot (1/2-the time through Atlanta) - EVERY damn airport has CNN - maybe it's a TSA thing (reminds me of Orwell's "1984" though).
I just sit as far away from TVs as possible and read a book, or people-watch.

18 posted on 10/02/2013 7:20:47 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Jim Noble
CNN has an "airport edition". They probably pay the airport to broadcast it, and maybe even provide/install the televisions.
19 posted on 10/02/2013 7:20:51 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Vermont Lt

And those CNNs in the medical facilities are dedicated CNN feeds that focus on health issues.

Very rarely will you see “Cable TV” CNN on any of those TVS.

The reason they do not offer channel choices in the airport is that for every channel there is a very dedicated fan base.

Who would be responsible for setting the channel? It would be a mad house. People would die. Cats and Dogs, fighting in the streets....

Seriously...you would NOT want that job after one day.


20 posted on 10/02/2013 7:23:24 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will watch the watchers?)
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To: Jim Noble

I also notice it is always on in restaurants and shops that have TV in the waiting area. I always presumed it was some modern day form of Payola.


21 posted on 10/02/2013 7:24:49 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Jim Noble

The business plan for CNN was to equip all airports with
monitors. Turner knew that he would have a wide diverse and captive audience. That is how they started business, before moving on to cable and broadcast.


22 posted on 10/02/2013 7:25:28 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: alancarp

Fox isn’t what it used to be anymore either. IF I do watch any news though it’s still Fox. The other outlets drive me nuts. And it ain’t a long drive either.


23 posted on 10/02/2013 7:25:57 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

At my doctor’s office it’s the Food Network.


24 posted on 10/02/2013 7:26:21 AM PDT by surrey
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To: Jim Noble

Plus I think CNN gets more traveller credibility than Fox.

CNN has a history of foreign bureaus. They were in Iraq in 1991 as it was invaded, not as imbedded reporters but as occupants. Fox can’t claim that.

So their rep is with the international travelling public.

How Southwest gets around this, I don’t know; but it makes sense that they show Fox; being a Texas comapany.


25 posted on 10/02/2013 7:27:09 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: surrey

Better than CNN, but not by much......and doesn’t change the fact that CNN dominates only one area....the generic public screens.


26 posted on 10/02/2013 7:28:13 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Jim Noble
Required viewing for captive audiences in doctor's waiting areas, airports, hotel bar lounges, elevator lobbies...just yesterday I was at an automobile dealership's service area waiting lounge for over two hours. Nothing but CNN. Hysteria: Ashley Banfield's "coverage" of the "Republican government shutdown" gave viewers the impression it was the end of the world. Seas rising! Mountains falling! OMG!!...THIS JUST IN! SMOKEY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK...C-C-C-CLOSED! CHILDREN AND THEIR LITTLE SCHOOL GROUPS TURNED AWAY! OH, THE HUMANITY!
27 posted on 10/02/2013 7:28:26 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: justlurking

The “Airport Edition” also never covers airplane crashes. More evidence for the “1984” file...(cue the Twilight Zone theme music)


28 posted on 10/02/2013 7:28:30 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Jim Noble
Tell me about it.

In all the court houses too. Jury duty waiting to be called is a real pain. Probably hospital waiting lounges. (haven't been in one for a long time)

I asked for another channel, and what do you know it, daytime soap opera!!!!! OMG! Just kill me please.

29 posted on 10/02/2013 7:28:49 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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How Southwest gets around this, I don’t know

For the most part Southwest actually listens to their customers and tries to please them.

30 posted on 10/02/2013 7:30:06 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: Jim Noble

CNN is state run propaganda on par with Pravda. And like any typical Soviet style authoritarian society, state run propaganda is broadcast in all public venues.


31 posted on 10/02/2013 7:31:13 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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Because it’s the Commie News Network, don’t you know? Hey, we’re all commies now!


32 posted on 10/02/2013 7:33:01 AM PDT by Check6 (United States of Moronia: A nation of morons ruled by a gang of communist thugs.)
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To: Jim Noble
I think I'll go to the chapel

They still allow 'Christian' chapels at airports ?

33 posted on 10/02/2013 7:34:31 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Jim Noble

Can we have a media shutdown? That would be bliss.


34 posted on 10/02/2013 7:34:38 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: DManA

No, actually the airport must pay CNN. The airport does get some advertising revenue but I doubt its enough to cover the costs.


35 posted on 10/02/2013 7:36:11 AM PDT by Pietro
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Why is CNN in all Airports?

believe it or not, CNN and NBC are the primary news stations of the Rockefeller family's propaganda machine, but it utilizes (controls) all of the MSM.

36 posted on 10/02/2013 7:39:10 AM PDT by drypowder
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Because they have a captive audience. That’s the only people that actually watch it, because they have no other choice.


37 posted on 10/02/2013 7:40:20 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: Jim Noble

I see CNN in McDonalds on the very rare occasions that I find myself inside one.


38 posted on 10/02/2013 7:40:22 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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Because 50%+ of people in this country are just plain stupid.


39 posted on 10/02/2013 7:41:12 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: T-Bird45
The “Airport Edition” also never covers airplane crashes.

Yes, it can lead to some confusion in airports:

CNN Airport Network News Was Blocked by Airports

The title is actually wrong, per the article. The airports don't block CNN, CNN self-censors news about airplane crashes.

40 posted on 10/02/2013 7:46:06 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Jim Noble

When I am in a hotel and CNN is on, I ask for a change and, often, they respond.


41 posted on 10/02/2013 7:49:45 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Jim Noble
IMO ubiqitous tv screens droning an endless loop of bs is eye and ear pollution.

Its an insult to architecture.

Its aesthetically putrid.

42 posted on 10/02/2013 7:53:56 AM PDT by Pietro
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Years ago, I worked with the Jr High kids in my church.
I had a kid, who lived in an EXTREMELY affluent area. He was the youngest child, by quite a bit and quite spoiled.

He had a wrist watch, by Casio IIRC, that could control tvs and vcrs or dvd players.
When the teacher would put a video in for the kids to watch, he'd turn the machine off when the teacher walked away. The teacher would start the video again and when she'd walk away, the same thing. Then when she went back to start it, the video would start playing again.

Oh to be able to do something like that at an airport. But there are probably some laws in place making it a federal offense to change a tv station from the party designate. There is probably some type of Homeland Security law about using a non authorized remote control device in an airport.

43 posted on 10/02/2013 7:55:11 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Jim Noble

I think CNN pays the airports or supplies the TVs.


44 posted on 10/02/2013 7:58:10 AM PDT by Chickensoup (...We didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: mountn man
There is probably some type of Homeland Security law about using a non authorized remote control device in an airport.

No law required. Try to get one through TSA. The TVs are all at the gates...after you pass TSA.

45 posted on 10/02/2013 8:00:18 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (So Obama "inherited" a mess? Firemen "inherit" messes too. Ever see one put gasoline on it?)
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I purchase the commercial package from DirecTV for this place(Non Profit-Eudcational). I decide what the Monitors are set to display. I just had to fill out a form showing how many units are displaying and an approx. number of viewers. We get a monthly bill just like a home system.

If they are using DirecTV I can assure you, any place you see the Commie News Network, it is by choice of the Establishment. They can switch it to Fox or the other Network feeds any time.


46 posted on 10/02/2013 8:00:25 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Jim Noble

They’re the Roy Rogers of news networks.


47 posted on 10/02/2013 8:02:16 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Jim Noble
Product talks about a coffee table of remotes, but I presume it would also be a carry-on baggage of remotes as well...

A coffee table full of remotes on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.


48 posted on 10/02/2013 8:03:30 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

http://www.androidauthority.com/best-android-apps-to-turn-your-android-smartphone-into-a-tv-remote-control-30581/


49 posted on 10/02/2013 8:03:52 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Jim Noble

Isn’t it obvious?

CNN is the network for “fellow travellers” ;)


50 posted on 10/02/2013 8:08:08 AM PDT by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the party of Amnesty, Abortion, and Adolescence)
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