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Fresno VA Hospital Blocks Fox News Channel From Waiting Room Television
KMPH, Fox 26, Fresno ^ | Jun 14, 2014 1:42 AM EST | Erik Rosales

Posted on 06/14/2014 9:19:32 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Veterans are outraged after a KMPH FOX 26 News investigation reveals the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Fresno was caught blocking the “Fox News Channel” from a hospital waiting room.

Is it a mistake or something more?

Veteran Bob McLaughlin says, “It was just beyond amazement because I know Fox News has been pretty heavy on any of the government things coming out, especially the Veteran Affairs Hospital scandal.” …

(Excerpt) Read more at kmph.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: blocked; foxnews; lofan; vahospital
A pro-Obamacare hospital operator in Michigan also blocked Fox News last February.
1 posted on 06/14/2014 9:19:32 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
no FOX? i'd pull the plug...
2 posted on 06/14/2014 9:22:12 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Olog-hai

It is a key element of Communism don’tcha know?
Remember when the shortwave bands were littered with Russian jamers back in the Commie days?


3 posted on 06/14/2014 9:24:52 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Olog-hai

You go into a DR. office or hospital waiting room in Assholecusetts..you get CNN or NPR ..period.


4 posted on 06/14/2014 9:25:31 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: acapesket

“You go into a DR. office or hospital waiting room in Assholecusetts..you get CNN or NPR ..period.”
________________________________________________
Forced propaganda...How else would the Commie News Network, or National Pubic Reeducation have any listeners?


5 posted on 06/14/2014 9:49:00 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Olog-hai

Ok

In 2002, the local Air Force Base was transmitting CNN in every waiting room including pass and ID

There was NOTHING that could be done about it
Why should there be even a TV ?

In the hugest VA hospital, I can tell you, not only is there enough funding to place and mount big screen TV in every hallway, waiting room, ER treatment room, work station, pharmacy, social services center, clinic and lobby, but in the USA, if you tried, just attempted to switch the channel away from CNN , there would be all kinds of retaliation, backlash, Lois Lerner stalking, dismissal from VA priveleges and safety

That’s since at least 2002 that I know of

‘Do not attempt to touch that dial’

Even if you choose to not have your three year old to be hearing stories of perverted sex stories, militant Islamic be headings, CNN IS in charge

Don’t kid yourself (selves)


6 posted on 06/14/2014 9:49:25 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

Jane Fonda was married to Ted Turner, founder

Hmmm


7 posted on 06/14/2014 9:51:40 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Olog-hai

I am never in the VA long enough to even sit down much less watch a tv show. The Baltimore VA must be one of the best in the country. After hearing all the nightmares, I am thankful I am able to use Baltimore VA.


8 posted on 06/14/2014 9:59:31 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Jim Robinson

ping


9 posted on 06/14/2014 10:05:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: acapesket

According to some one I spoke to in line at a grocery store it is the same at passport offices. CNN was on the last time I went to the DMV also.

If you travel on business what newspaper is outside your hotel room door in the morning? And if you look carefully at the bill you are getting charged for it whether you want it or not. If not listed ask them to remove the printed value from your bill as it is buried under there somewhere.


10 posted on 06/14/2014 10:22:41 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: glyptol

Wow! I knew that we all got slamma hamma’d at the airport.. guess Ted is not as dumb as we think!!


11 posted on 06/14/2014 10:34:12 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Jim Robinson; All

Let’s ask JR...he used the Fresno, CA VA hospital recently I think. See any Fox News while you were there? BTW: I have heard from several people that the care at the Fresno VA is pretty good, as opposed to Phoenix or elsewhere...what say you Jim?


12 posted on 06/14/2014 10:38:57 PM PDT by Drago
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To: Olog-hai
Isn't that what Chavez did in Venezuela? He shut down the television stations.

-PJ

13 posted on 06/14/2014 10:40:30 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: acapesket
I'm glad to say when I walk into my cardiologist's office in Illinois, he either has Glenn Beck on the radio, or Fox on TV. He's Conservative like myself, and we talk politics during each visit. He's one of three of my doctors who are open and willing to discuss what's going on in this country.
14 posted on 06/14/2014 10:47:26 PM PDT by itssme
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To: napscoordinator

The one in Milwaukee is pretty good. Guess if we ever move, I need to more than check where the nearest one is, but how good them are!


15 posted on 06/14/2014 11:14:52 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Is there even a republic left?)
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To: Olog-hai

Even in Texas in DFW when I worked at a hospital a few years ago a hospital wide policy was put forward that all tv’s were to have on CNN and not Fox as obviously too many dems and minorities took offense. Might have only been a few but we know how it goes. I would just turn the TV to Fox if I wanted to and I don’t think anyone cared. But still - infuriating for people to be told what to watch and have everyone buy into the idea that CNN is in the middle and thus more appropriate.


16 posted on 06/14/2014 11:45:46 PM PDT by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones - FUBO - Come and get me)
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To: Olog-hai; All

In venues such as hospital waiting rooms, etc., just who is the TV for?
The employees, or the patients and their families?

I have changed channels because I believe the TV is for the publics’ enjoyment/amusement. I am the public, so I change the channel.
To FOX.


17 posted on 06/15/2014 1:14:11 AM PDT by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: acapesket

Flew through Houston last year - Fox news & even a Fox news store.


18 posted on 06/15/2014 1:23:56 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Olog-hai

One of the Fortune 500 companies I worked for had a giant screen TV in the cafeteria. Since us conservatives came in at 5:00 we’d change it to FOX. Then the blacks from the production floor (many of whom had been hired off the welfare roles as a condition for getting the building for $1/year) would change it to CNN. They were very vocal and in your face about their CNN preference.


19 posted on 06/15/2014 3:38:26 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: stanne

Mostly what we get at the VA waiting rooms is
Divorce Court, Judge Whosis, or talk shows going
on about liver bile and how to avoid wrinkles.

I would prefer Fox but I’d take Cnn.


20 posted on 06/15/2014 4:05:51 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Olog-hai
Made an amazing discovery on my new smartphone.

It has an app called quick remote which can pair with TV's.

I changed the channel in my doctors office. Can't wait to try it in an airport.

21 posted on 06/15/2014 4:11:49 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: acapesket

What’s fun is you can buy a little device that will rapidly cycle through TV codes and quickly shut off any TV.

It’s so much fun to use discretely at the airport or a waiting room when the propaganda is on...

http://www.amazon.com/TV-B-Gone-Universal-Remote-Control-Keychain/dp/B0006GD9CE


22 posted on 06/15/2014 4:12:48 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: ican'tbelieveit
"Flew through Houston last year - Fox news & even a Fox news store."

Houston is somewhat unique. Your first clue might be the 13 foot tall bronze statue of George H. W. Bush in the lobby.

23 posted on 06/15/2014 4:16:10 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones)
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To: norwaypinesavage

Isn’t Houston airport named Mickey Leland International?

After the black radical Congressman?


24 posted on 06/15/2014 4:27:56 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: norwaypinesavage

yeap, that was my point. thought it was pretty neat.


25 posted on 06/15/2014 4:34:28 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Olog-hai

This isn’t unusual for VA or other DoD facilities.

I retired out of Walter Reed AMC in 1997 and went to work with DoD in 2000. I couldn’t believe the propaganda news networks were all that were showing in the clinics where I was working. All CNN/MSNBC all the time, and if you changed the channel to FOX (if it was available on satellite or cable) someone would come along in a minute and change it right back.

The progressive agenda-drivers didn’t stop there.

I left copies of the NRA’s monthly magazine and Guns and Ammo and Combat Handgun as well as Cabela’s and other camping/hunting/shooting oriented catalogues in the waiting room of my clinic only to have one truly evil nurse throw them away one after the other.

I confronted her on this only to have her tell me guns and hunting were inappropriate for the medical environment.

In a f**king MILITARY clinic. Where I’d be screening active duty soldiers/sailors/airmen/marines and DoD civilians to go over to the sandbox where they would what? Hold up “give peace a chance” stickers to the Hajis?

Five years I worked in that environment and fled when I got fed up with it.

The progressives have turned everything upside down inside out and left is right (red is blue) and I’m just waiting for the next shoe to drop.


26 posted on 06/15/2014 5:14:16 AM PDT by normbal (normbal. socialist occupied Maryland)
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To: elcid1970
"Isn’t Houston airport named Mickey Leland International"

I presume your comment might be satirical. If not, Houston has two major airports, The George Bush Intercontinental, and the William P Hobby International.

27 posted on 06/15/2014 5:18:56 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones)
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To: acapesket

I was flipping through the FM dial in Norwich, NY and aside from the obligatory autotuned garbage Pop station, and the autotuned garbage “country” station, every other radio program was NPR or some similar moonbat worldview drivel.


28 posted on 06/15/2014 5:49:16 AM PDT by Rodamala (I can't remember the first.)
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To: Rodamala

Net Neutrality courtesy of the FCC


29 posted on 06/15/2014 5:51:24 AM PDT by Kackikat
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To: USARightSide

I had a friend that would go to the electronics department of the big departments stores and change the channel on every television screen to Horse Racing... as a “public service”.


30 posted on 06/15/2014 5:54:39 AM PDT by Rodamala (I can't remember the first.)
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To: Kozak

I would love to have that for the insanely stupid video ads they now have in GROCERY STORES.... since when has this been acceptable? Probably they get away with it because 47% of American homes have 2-3 television sets in the home that are on, regardless or anyone watching.


31 posted on 06/15/2014 6:00:21 AM PDT by Rodamala (I can't remember the first.)
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To: Gen.Blather

Your story illustrates why having CNN on instead of FOX is understandable in a lot of public places.

The average CNN viewer is far less stable, mentally, than is the average FOX viewer.

Think of it as putting on cartoons to keep the neighbors little ones from having a temper tantrum in public.


32 posted on 06/15/2014 6:02:00 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Part of the Zen of conservatism is to calmly bear with the general insanity of liberals and their dupes.


33 posted on 06/15/2014 6:13:28 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: norwaypinesavage

From Wikipedia:

“Instead of renaming the whole airport, the city named Mickey Leland International Arrivals Building, which would later become Mickey Leland Terminal D, after the congressman.

“In April 1997, Houston City Council unanimously voted to rename the airport George Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston, after George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States.

My mistake.


34 posted on 06/15/2014 6:24:17 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: stanne

I have a neighbor who goes to the Reno VA hospital many times a month.

When he walks in, he goes directly to the TV & changes the channel to FOX. They haven’t blocked Fox yet at that hospital.

I wonder how much of a ruckus has to be made before this comes out nationally???


35 posted on 06/15/2014 8:03:22 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ridesthemiles

I’ve been fighting it off and on for at least fifteen years.

Am so happy for a no tv zone where I can read in peace. I always have a book.

But alternatively, sports are the best. The View is obscene.

No one notices that these news shows are rated R and the women’s talk shows are M.


36 posted on 06/15/2014 8:07:22 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Rodamala

LOL! How the heck did said friend ever do that - was he/she wearing a department store vest - ???!

Bet some of my grandsons have a gizmo to do the same thing - unnoticed - -


37 posted on 06/16/2014 12:28:34 AM PDT by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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