I see that some folks want to make sure they have Fox News in their rooms both domestically and internationally - which is perfectly fair. I have been finding that Fox News seems to be playing in the elite lounge fairly frequently. Sadly, I have found the content of some of the shows highly insulting to me or my colleagues when it comes to race/religion/etc. Many of the lounges have more than one tv - could a solution be to have one on a different channel for those of us who would prefer not to watch Fox?
totally understood. I find that CNN seems to be the "safe" news channel in most of the lounges I am in. Either way, most lounges I see have multiple tv's. I'm sure no one would have a problem if you asked to change the channel to something of your liking. Thanks for your comments!
I'd like to see separate lounges -- one for FNC viewers and the other for anything other than FNC that you want to watch. Besides that, the news on FNC is second to the news personalities anyway...Alyson, Ainsley, Meygan, Julie.........How about this, keep it on FNC but muted. Just put the CC in english for me.
Since the 'other' mainstream News Media channels do nothing but invoke that 'insulting' stuff to every guest they have with an opposing viewpoint, I would guess we can't change the TV to other news channels.
So, I think that to be fair and balanced.....we watch Gilligans Island re-runs.
Dear Lounge denizons--live without that infernal TV and read a book or talk with other guests. It's a radical idea I know, but worth a try.
Soon, with the steep ratings delcine at CNN and the departure of most of the talent including Client Number 9 (aka former governor of NY Eliott Spitzer) this soon will be a moot point. Perhaps robots will one day read the news? Ooops, maybe they do already?
I prefer BBC America and "Top Gear" anyway. Much more interesting than weather and repeated news.
How about this...If somebody else is already watching the tv in the lounge, then that channel it is. As well if you are already watching a particular channel, then that's it. If the tv is on and nobody seems to be watching, then change the channel. Maybe I'm the exception, but I'm not usually in the CL long enough to pay much attention to what's on the tv. If there's decent food, I eat and leave. If not, I just leave. No drinks there usually. The sink makes a great cooler for a 6 pack. And my choice of O'reilly and Hannity doesn't have to bother anybody.
I like a tongue-in-cheek approach to try and add humor to postings of this type, but I must say these initial thread posts strike me as purpose driven. What bit of difference does it make that a TV is on a particular station in a Lounge that has infrequent and uncaring visitors as to what is on a particular TV? Really? Be that as it may, the dime was dropped and the call was made, so, just to be clear, my bottom line is this:
I'll take Fox News Channel anytime.....and everytime. There is a reason their shows are rated #1 from 7AM to 11PM Monday thru Friday. It's called good reporting. They tell it like it is. Good or bad. A lot of folks don't like that, especially the ones who like to watch the MSNBC drivels who carry the water for the 'anointed one'.....although I see him as the 'incompetent one'.
I'll take Cavuto, Baier, O'Reilly and Hannity along with the other Fox reporters and get the facts, not the spin from those other stations. When that Lounge TV has Chinese channels on someday, if we don't get it together, posters will be wondering what happened to the FNC.
Oh, and did I say that's my feeling on the matter? Now, back to those Gilligans Island re-runs.... I'd watch the Beverly Hillbillies, but they had their money taken in taxes and given to others.........after all, they didn't really need it, did they? Hmmm, seems I've heard that line recently coming from someone who lives in a big white house........
Totally disagree, FOX News is the "only" fair and balanced truly news program on network or cable TV. Too bad a few of the guests are closed mined liberals. You can tell a liberal, you just can''t tell them too much.
I find it very annnoying when we're subjected to CNN, or network TV both in the room, lounge, and airport lounges.
Possibly this person thinks the country is doing very well with the present administration and no change is needed. If we have four more years like we've had more the last 2.5 years the greatest country on earth becoming a socialist, third world country. Then you won't have to upset that you can't watch the liberal news dictators on TV because you won't be doing business they way you have been in the past. You may be managing a rice patty in the USA.
Aren't you concerned about Nuclear warheads in N. Korea, Iran, Pakistan, and eventually in the hands of the terrorists that want to kill liberals and conservatives who are all consicdered infidels.
May God bless you and may HE make every effort for you to see the light.
I just read through all of these and it is clear that when it comes to politics, people are divided. I watch which channel I want in my room but rarely watch TV in the CL. What really bothers me is when they put a game on and turn up the volume! As long as it is mute or low, I can ignore what is on. One day they had the cooking channel on. Maybe this is why!
I just reread the lyrics and perhaps we can fit them into "Jerry's Song" -- sorry Jerry if I am dragging you where you do not want to be but your slipper problem was the perfect start. Are there seven stranded castaways who would like to add to our song (see MR Insiders To be or not to be):
Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale,
A tale of a fateful trip [summer in Paris?]
That started from this tropic port
Aboard this tiny ship. ...
So this is the tale of the castways, [non-elites?]
They're here for a long, long time, [oh my, lions and tigers and bears, oh my]
They'll have to make the best of things,
It's an uphill climb. [Didn't get your room request?]
The first mate and the Skipper too,
Will do their very best,
To make the others comfortable, [NB Listening, Marriott?]
In the tropic island nest.
No phone, no lights no motor cars, [Unless you pay a lot]
Not a single luxury,
Like Robinson Crusoe,
As primitive as can be. [We're getting used to that.]
So join us here each week my friends,
You're sure to get a smile, [really?]
From seven stranded castways,
Here on "Gilligan's Isle."