Skip to comments.Why is CNN in all Airports?
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.
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.
But, your right, they almost all have CNN international playing.
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.
If it wasn’t for airports and other captive locations, CNN would have no viewership.
Airports are public facilities, I would expect them to allow only state approved information to be aired on their TVs.
It’s a conspiracy to elect H! Clinton.
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....”
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.
CNN is based in Atlanta. That’s why you see it in the ATL.
Huntsville (AL) uses FOX News, FWIW.
I've kept them out of here for 22 years.
Only think I can figure is CNN pays them.
They like the HLN 30 minute news format.
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.
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.
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.
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.