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Predominance of CNN on "public televisions"
Self | 1-14-2013 | supremedoctrine

Posted on 01/14/2013 3:24:00 PM PST by supremedoctrine

A friend of mine from Pennsylvania called me today to tell me of her visit to a local WalMart, where she patronizes a bank located within this Walmart. It was Woodforest Bank. She slowly got incensed having to watch Candy Crowley on the omnipresent CNN,while waiting in line, and decided to do something about it. She started a conversation, which went on quite a while, with a trucker standing in front of her who as it turned out was a classic Low Information Voter, and kept trying to defend Obama,who he knew not surprisingly anything about. This got her more fired up, and she asked the teller why CNN was always on. The teller explained it wasn't her decision, but the decision of this entity called "Corporate". Now my friend wants to start a petition drive against CNN! I've noticed this too, everywhere from airports to pizzerias--it's mostly a phenomenon of these places which have large flat-screen TVs, which includes a LOT of places these days. Our question is, with a viewership of about 15% even less than MSNBC, and dropping like a stone (it's now about 650,000, to FOX's 1.9 million) HOW, pray tell, is CNN managing to keep itself pushed into this level of public exposure? A little research on my part shows me lots of others have noticed this too. Are they paying someone off, sort of like the way a food product can buy shelf space in a major supermarket to get exposure? If so, where is the money coming from?


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: cnn; television; walmart

1 posted on 01/14/2013 3:24:05 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: supremedoctrine

Funny, I was talking to my wife about this the other night and we supposed that the 650K viewership is ENTIRELY made up of airports, hotels, and other lobbys across the US. I don’t believe even one person watches it in their homes.


2 posted on 01/14/2013 3:27:27 PM PST by SpitfyrAce
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To: supremedoctrine

CNN == INGSOC Telescreens

And if they’re SAMSUNG telescreens they will spy on you while you watch.


3 posted on 01/14/2013 3:29:18 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: SpitfyrAce

They are all phony numbers. CNN is all forced public viewing.


4 posted on 01/14/2013 3:30:04 PM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: supremedoctrine

My last wait at an airport very few people were actually watching.


5 posted on 01/14/2013 3:30:41 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: supremedoctrine

I may be wrong but i always suspected that it might be partly because fox news channel does not come with some of the cheaper cable packages whereas CNN does.


6 posted on 01/14/2013 3:32:06 PM PST by fatrat (extremely extreme right-wing radicalized veteran)
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To: supremedoctrine

Good for you! I too was in a local doctor’s office/clinic that had CNN blaring the other day. I about went nuts as the anti-gun propaganda was overwhelming. Made a decision to contact “corporate” about that as well.

Darn tired of it!


7 posted on 01/14/2013 3:32:42 PM PST by Obadiah (Those who will not hear the messengers of peace, shall be made to hear the messengers of war.)
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To: supremedoctrine

CNN = visual equivalent of Muzak (sorry for the insult, Muzak).


8 posted on 01/14/2013 3:39:48 PM PST by Stosh
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To: Obadiah

My cardiologist’s office always has on a channel, whose programming consists primarily of Maury, Jerry Springer and other similar shows. Doesn’t do my heart much good watching a bunch of lowlifes screaming at each other or engaging in fistfights.

Always good to have your own device and earphones with you.


9 posted on 01/14/2013 3:42:22 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: supremedoctrine

If the remote is handy or the TV’s controls accessible, I am never shy any more. I may ask if anyone minds, but I will either change the channel or at least turn the volume way down - Oil change shops, doctor’s offices, whereever. We’re the customer, dammit!

Anyway, what ever hapened to a good book?


10 posted on 01/14/2013 3:43:49 PM PST by ForMyChildren
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To: supremedoctrine

A local Shell gasoline station that I patronize has a big screen mounted on the wall that is always tuned to Fox. The owner is a naturalized American, originally from India.


11 posted on 01/14/2013 3:43:49 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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To: supremedoctrine

A lot of places used to put on Fox News since it was the number one cable news channel, but liberals are very tenacious about complaining about it.

This really highlights a big problem. For the left, politics is like a religion. They are very determined and fanatical when it comes to this stuff, and they do NOT like the population seeing opinions they don’t like. The same thing played out in our building. Every time the lobby TV’s were on Fox News (simply because it was the most popular cable channel) some liberal would demand the channel be changed.

So good on your for raising this issue. We really need to be as active as the left about this stuff. We need to start viewing this more like a war than political differences. Every single bit we can each do to help the cause really matters.


12 posted on 01/14/2013 3:45:28 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: supremedoctrine

Don’t you and your friend have more important things to worry about? Nobody is being forced to look at the TV.


13 posted on 01/14/2013 3:48:47 PM PST by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: supremedoctrine
This is also one of my pet peeves. At the (US Govt) installation where I work, they at least try to be fair and split the public TV screens between CNN and Fox. I think this is the perfect illustration of the stupidity of Republican “leaders”. They are absolutely clueless as to the holistic, 24/7 nature of the struggle they face. I am sure that if Fox dominated public screens (airports, etc), Democrats in Congress would attempt to force a change, because they think strategically. But Republicans are mired in myopic, purely-tactical thinking.

By the same token, when Republican candidates allow the opposition to determine the debate moderators, not only do they suffer tactical defeat, but their acquiescence also helps to de-legitimize the one network that is reasonably fair, and thus has strategic implications.

Can't anyone here play this game?

14 posted on 01/14/2013 3:49:57 PM PST by PlateOfShrimp
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To: supremedoctrine

It’s not only that.

Consider - if you go on a business trip, what newspaper is likely delivered to your door as a courtesy by the hotel?

That’s right - USA Today.

Ever peruse that “paper”? Mid-Left in outlook, it will be found in most hotels and airports. Lots of people read it on the airplane too.

In order to fight this battle, hotels have to offer something more than USA Toady (intentional renaming).


15 posted on 01/14/2013 3:50:21 PM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: Longbow1969

Then we need to complain back.

The he!! with the Left!


16 posted on 01/14/2013 3:52:42 PM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: SpitfyrAce; supremedoctrine

2-3 years ago the tvs in the public areas of the local USAF medical clinic use to be on Fox. Since then, it is all CNN in every federal office I go to where there is a public area tv.


17 posted on 01/14/2013 3:56:59 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: fatnotlazy
My cardiologist’s office always has on a channel, whose programming consists primarily of Maury, Jerry Springer and other similar shows.

Thankfully, my cardiologist is very conservative and always has Fox News on in his waiting room.

18 posted on 01/14/2013 4:00:41 PM PST by Salvey
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To: PlateOfShrimp

>> Republicans are mired in myopic, purely-tactical thinking.

HAAAAAAA! Good one.

If only.

Republicans have NO ideals, NO principles, NO character, NO backbone. They don’t think, PERIOD. Strategically OR tactically.

They don’t lead, they react to what the other side throws at them. Ineffectively. Comically.

The (R)s only “quality” is that they’re merely rudderless and inept, whereas the ‘Rats are malignant evil. It’s not much, but it’s something.


19 posted on 01/14/2013 4:07:15 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: GreyFriar

Take my mom to local naval base once a week for her shopping, Fox
was on all public televisions. My local car wash always has Fox on
their TV also. I live in CA. pretty amazing!!!


20 posted on 01/14/2013 4:07:59 PM PST by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: Graybeard58
At a truckers Restaurant that we go to each Sunday to enjoy breakfast ‘out’ their TV is always tuned to FOX...when I pay my bill I always ‘Thank’ them for having FOX NEWS on their TV..that if they put CNN or MSNBC on I will NO longer patronize their place...they always thank me for my remarks....
21 posted on 01/14/2013 4:09:22 PM PST by haircutter
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To: supremedoctrine

I just went half-way across the country to see my dad in a nursing care facility and he was watching CNN.

Whenever he would turn it on, I would leave the room. Then come back. If it was still on — I would leave again.

He teased me about watching Fox News in the morning — to which I replied that I don’t watch TV anymore. I just haven’t gotten my TV put where I want it.

But Lo and Behold — I entered the airport and in the waiting room — they had on Fox News — Great Lakes and Frontier Airlines will get my business becuase of this!


22 posted on 01/14/2013 4:15:02 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: supremedoctrine

Many forget that in allot of places the only reason Fox News can be on is that loads of people demanded that their cable provider get it. Never heard of the same ever happening with CNN or MSNBC anywhere.


23 posted on 01/14/2013 4:20:56 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

CNN == INGSOC Telescreens

Ain’t that the truth!


24 posted on 01/14/2013 4:26:43 PM PST by GraceG
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To: PlateOfShrimp

In terms of agenda and ideology, there is little difference between CNN and FOX.


25 posted on 01/14/2013 4:33:58 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Longbow1969

A lot of places used to put on Fox News since it was the number one cable news channel, but liberals are very tenacious about complaining about it.

This really highlights a big problem. For the left, politics is like a religion. They are very determined and fanatical when it comes to this stuff, and they do NOT like the population seeing opinions they don’t like.

Politics IS the religion of the left precisely BECAUSE they don’t actually HAVE a religion!

You Nailed it right there!


26 posted on 01/14/2013 4:37:40 PM PST by GraceG
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To: sauropod
if you go on a business trip, what newspaper is likely delivered to your door as a courtesy by the hotel?

That's not a courtesy. You pay for it....it's in the bill. When I check in, I ask the desk clerk if they deliver the paper USAToady and that I don't want it and to remove it from my bill. The will do it if you ask.

That's not a typo....USAToady, because they are.

27 posted on 01/14/2013 4:37:54 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: supremedoctrine

I’ve noticed this all over the world in international sections of airports and in Hotels, CNNI is far more common than BBC. I generally mark it up to payola.


28 posted on 01/14/2013 4:51:05 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: Huskrrrr
My last wait at an airport very few people were actually watching.

Even if they were watching it is doubtful they'd be able to hear half of it. And the only people who can read the script for the closed captioning are the ones sitting right in front of it, so that leaves out most folks.

29 posted on 01/14/2013 5:35:05 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Bigg Red

There’s a big difference in the balanced POV s on Fox vs CNN.


30 posted on 01/14/2013 5:48:32 PM PST by tell me
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To: fatnotlazy

my dentist always has FOX on and refuses to put other so called news channels on LOL

I love living in this county, we out number Dems and nonparty combined LOL, LOVE IT.


31 posted on 01/14/2013 5:56:34 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Longbow1969

always get that remote and change it if the commie networks are on and if I can;t get that remote then I say out loud is this for real, surely this is sattire/

Th eleft have had their own way for decades and enough is enough


32 posted on 01/14/2013 5:58:08 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: supremedoctrine

When I go somewhere I will have to wait I take a book with me. I just can’t stand Candy Cow-ly, or Wolf-butt Blitzer, or the bald headed black guy with nothing on top of his head and even less within it.


33 posted on 01/14/2013 6:27:53 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet
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To: supremedoctrine

Guess we’re lucky here in our part of mid-south-Jersey - our local diner almost always has Fox on, while a local restaurant goes with CNBC - another diner one town over also goes with CNBC - maybe watching CNN was spoiling people’s appetities.....


34 posted on 01/14/2013 9:13:00 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: supremedoctrine

It amuses me when they show a 4:3 picture on these sets and stretch it to 16:9. Americans aren’t getting fatter, they are getting flatter.


35 posted on 01/14/2013 9:27:02 PM PST by this_ol_patriot
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To: GraceG

Not only is politics a religion to the Left, they also have sacred lambs that are scrificed on the alter of their religion; aborted babies. That is why they are so rabid about abortion.


36 posted on 01/14/2013 9:29:46 PM PST by IAGeezer912 (One out of every 20 people on the face of the earth are Americans. We have won life's lottery.)
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To: supremedoctrine

Hell - CNN is the new PBS and fully government backed. Most waiting rooms on the Base have CNN on and I find it ironic that the same doctors’ offices that have signs railing against ObamaCare, usually have their waiting room televisions tuned to CNN.


37 posted on 01/15/2013 5:46:50 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: tell me

There’s a big difference in the balanced POV s on Fox vs CNN.

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I’d say you’ve been hoodwinked. Here’s a prime example — the head of FOX calling for federal gun control.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2978613/posts


38 posted on 01/16/2013 6:23:34 AM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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