Skip to comments.McDonald's Customer Freaks Out At Owner For Refusing To Take FOX News Off The TV
Posted on 10/11/2012 9:25:04 AM PDT by TigerClaws
A customer at a New Jersey McDonald's wasn't too pleased when he saw FOX News playing on the store's television, reports Zak Koeske at the FairLawn-SaddleBrook Patch.
Craig Lechner was at the McDonald's with his 3-year-old daughter to get her a Happy Meal, and when he asked the owner, Sebastian Lentini, to change the channel, he was quickly rebuffed, according to Koeske.
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I don’t go to McDonald’s these days, but Ray Kroc would be spinning in his grave to have ANY TV in one of his stores. The man didn’t even want PAY-HONES in the place.
For my part, I’d rather take my little kids to places that are not likely to be showing lurid stories on a big screen. That rules out almost all news channels, except maybe CNBC and the Weather Channel.
“He wanted to keep his two children away from the tough realities of the world.”
In other words, he’s raising slacker leftists.
Obvious retort from the owner of that McDonald’s: “Take your business elsewhere.”
Make the kid a bologna sandwich and take her to the park....Geeeeez
i don't know... i remember trying to shelter my two boys during their "in the garden" years from some of the harsh realities of the world, among other trashy, or even junky worldly "stuff." i wanted to keep then from becoming like my jaded nieces and nephews... it was tough...
Video on the link won’t play right now. Must be getting a lot of ‘hits’.
I don’t eat at McDonald’s, but I would be doing business with that particular franchise if I was in the area...frickin’ power-mad control freaks...
Make the kid a PB&J sandwich and take her to the park....Geeeeez
Or sit in the McDonald’s where the kids’ backs are to the TV.
Our local Culver’s has FOX News on all the time. Unless there is Husker football on.
I didn’t eat at Chick Fil A ... before the boycott. Might be something at McD’s you can get - even if it’s just a drink.
I’ve seen Fox playing in a couple of McDonald’s.
I think one gym had complaints about it playing. Owner said, “Tough!”
In other words, hes raising slacker leftists.
Yep - future welfare and food stamp recipients.
I would like the gym to take off pmsnbc from one of the tv’s.
I would like to have CNN taken off ALL airport screens.
I would like hotels to stop wasting money on USAtoday.
I would like Blaze TV to be part of the standard package line up on all cable and satelite TVs.
“No you listen, I’m asking you to turn it off,” Lechner said as he videotaped the argument. “OK, well that’s fine you’re the owner of this McDonald’s right? I can’t wait to put this on the in Huffington Post.
Actually, you just get yourself one of these:
Works wonders, I hate the fact TV’s are down right ubiquitous... I use this thing all the time. Just discretely turn it off.. most of the time no one even notices, and every once in a while its fun to watch the staff try to figure out “what’s wrong” with the TV.
There doesn’t seem to be much on TV these days that’s suitable for children.
The guy was from Bergen County. What do you expect?
The kid’s 3....What’s the vocabulary of a 3 year old. Has no idea of what’s happening on FOX.
I would have changed it to CBN and walked away.
Try as you might, they will find out anyway. I’d rather they find out early than later..........
I’ve asked for them to switch from CNN. They chose not to. End of story.
GO THE F*** TO ANOTHER EATERY AND SHUT THE F*** UP, LIBTARD!
There’s an app for that.........
That’s like a parent complaining about people using profanity in front of 2 and 3 year-old kids. What 2 or 3 year-old knows what any of those words mean? If kids that young have that kind of vocabulary then something is really wrong in those kids’ homes. %$@&#!
There’s an app for that.........
Customer sounds like a bullying jackass. “I’m going to put this up on Huffington Post.” Too bad too, because he might have had a point about a news program being shown at McDonald’s. I could see where there would be times where it’s inappropriate, but I can also see times where it’s perfect. Like in the morning when the place is packed with senior citizens hanging out reading the free newspapers.
He’s even worse than a generic liberal, because he belongs to “the cult of nice”, that tries to prevent children from experiencing anything bad, unpleasant, or challenging.
Instead raising them in pastel colors, soothing generic music and no loud noises or sharp edges.
In effect it is psychologically as bad, as a form of child abuse, as was the binding of girls’ feet in Imperial China.
In either case, it is crippling to the child.
The result of such an ‘upbringing’ is that children become obsessed with morbidity, horror, the grotesque, and inhuman brutality, *not* because they want these things, but because they crave the truth, not the “lies by omission” their parents and ‘cult of nice teachers’ taught them.
What is it that is so horrible that I would be denied knowledge of it?
The true unknown, that has no parameters, is far more terrifying than anything that is known. It is the stuff of nightmares. It has no rules, it is shadowy and amorphous. You cannot avoid it, because you do not know what it is.
Does it just kill you and eat you, or does it steal your mind and your soul?
It about drives their kids nuts.
A lot to be said for presentation though.
When your three year old asks where do babies come from, do you show them Debbie Does Dallas?
Obama’s post-partisan, post-racial presidency sure brought this country together, didn’t it?
I was thinking the same thing. 3 years old? What she sees on a news program is no worse than she might hear hanging out at the park and it probably would have as much of an impact on her, i.e. none. He just wanted to be a jackass and turned on his cell phone camera. I'm glad the owner didn't engage him.
Haha. Tell that Bergen County leftist to take his kids for dinner to Newark International or LaGuardia Airports where they only play CNN 24 hours per day, torturing every already tortured business traveler.
McDonalds is about to put TV’s running their own channel in every location.
I can see both sides of the situation also. But I think the customer would not have said a word if it had been MSNBC showing the same story “Can’t wait to post this video on Huffington Post”.
When my kids were little, I would set them down and we’d watch ‘Cops’.
I would tell them that there are actually people in this world like these bad people on ‘Cops’. I would be careful not to stereotype different races and cultures, but I didn’t sugarcoat things either.
Little children need a balance between Veggie Tales, Disney movies and all that sweet innocent stuff and the harsh realities of an evil world. My kids are all grown now, and they have a healthy outlook on the goodness (and badness) of this world.
I’m glad my parents didn’t spend their lives protecting me from reality.
It made later life a lot easier to deal with.
I could have grown up sheltered like my liberal cousins. One is a lesbian. Another isn’t satisfied with being a lesbian so she’s trying to convince the world that “androgynous” people like her are an oppressed class. I could be the unionista marxist indoctrinated cousin. I could have been he cousin who hasn’t had any homosexual experiences but thinks he might actually be gay because “all normal boys have those thoughts.”
What the owner shoulda said: Hey limp wrist. There's another McDonalds 2 miles up the road, and another 2 miles beyond that, and another 2 miles beyond that. Go till you find one you like better than this one.
That guy sounds like a bitch with his style of complaining and lithp. He better man up, or his kids may be hanging around with “Jack Robinson” (Slap Shot reference) when they grow up.
Yep. Better off without TV if you have kids
Children are a lot more capable of digesting information than we normally give them credit for. Children raised on farms learn that kind of stuff very early with no ill effects..............
Here in Metrowest Boston, I was delighted to see that the new McDonald’s that opened locally actually had Fox News on TV.
So on the rare occasion that I was in the mood for fast food, I would enjoy going there to watch Fox while I ate my Angus Deluxe Meal.
Unfortunately, a couple of months ago, I went in and found that they now have the TV tuned to CNN. So I guess my local neighbors complained about Fox.
THE TYRANNY OF THE PERPETUALLY OFFENDED LEFTIST
Another lefist who wants to impose his values on the rest of the world.
Free choice means nothing to these people.
They want every business snd every other person in the world to adjust to them and their preferences.
He said he wanted to “keep his two children away from the tough realities of the world.”
Sounds like he wants to raise more uninformed liberal voters.
My formative years were filled with images from Vietnam on the news. Buggs bunny was dressing up like a girl and trying to seduce Elmer Fudd or trying to convince Fudd to shoot the duck instead.
What’s his DU name?
I understand the idea. It can be tough even if you never took the kids out of the house, but this dad did. Once you do that, you have surrendered control over what they might see.
Chances are these kids are used to seeing their father act like an unhinged fool in private. Witnessing others react to their fathers display is likely much more damaging to their overall psyche than anything they could ever witness on Fox News.
I have too say, the similarities between this obvious libtard and all those Egyptian "demonstrators" is interesting. What happened to these people that seeing something on TV they don't agree with causes them to go ape?
Yes there is. I can control my HD television with my blackberry, both of which are interconnected on my wireless network. At home I can ‘beam’ pictures from my cell to the TV...
So if I just happen to have some funny anti-obama pictures on my phone... and the restaurant TV is on an open network (vs. wired)... this could get interesting.
Libs are such intolerant turds. Whenever I go to a doctor’s office, inevitably they have on MSNBC, CNN, or some stupid talk show or soap opera. I don’t watch any of them at home, but quietly sit in the waiting room and tolerate their choice of program. Only a libtard would rant and rave, and order the channel changed. What lowlife morons they are.
No one should use profanity in front of a young child, or any child. One through 6 year olds are in the pinnacle of language acquisition and will pick up any word and keep it. Word acquisition and definition are two separate entities. They may not know what it means but they have it.
So use some class.
Somebody should tell him that Moochelle will be sending jack-booted thugs to his house for taking his kid to Mickey D’s.
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