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To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Sunday, May 26, 2024


How About A Movement?



My husband says we can’t afford cable, but FOX is not something I have missed. Here is a link to Fox News/Glenn Beck sponsors.

The only one I recognize that I have purchased is Eggland’s eggs and I don’t do that very often. They are expensive.

So, I have decided on another approach. Last week, I was helping my husband buy some new clothes at the JC Penney’s in Moore, OK. I went to the dressing room to give him something else to try on and there was a big screen TV hanging from the ceiling. Fox News was on.

Earlier this year, I left a message at the register of one of my favorite places to eat in Moore that if they wanted my business I would not eat and watch Fox News. They used to have it on all the time, but now it rarely is. Most of the time it is one of the national network news programs – CNBC or CNN. It has never been MSNBC.

We travel down to Texas a lot and in Oklahoma and Texas if you stop anywhere along the road you will get a dose of Fox News.

I have been in doctor’s offices with Fox News on and it is a favorite in the emergency room.

I don’t know how to do a petition on line, but I would like one saying:

Any business I enter that has Fox News on, I will let them know I will not be buying anything and walk out. To paraphrase “Alice’s Restaurant:” If I am the only one walking into Penney’s or a truckstop and saying, “I will not trade with people who force me to watch Fox News or expose my children to the likes of Glenn Beck,” and walk out, they may not care. If two people do it, they still may not care. If three people come in at different times and do it they may think it is an organization. Can you imagine if 50 people a day walked into a cafe and said, “I will not eat where people force me to watch Fox News or expose my children to the likes of Glenn Beck,” and walk out, they will think it is a movement.

– The anti-propaganda while eating or shopping movement

Now, the other side may do the same and eventually they just might leave the TV off, except in cases of tornadoes in the vacinity, a huge wreck or any information needed to make my trip easier. Everyone says you shouldn’t watch TV and eat.

I am sure not going to start using Goldline or Carbonite just so I can say I boycotted the advertisers on Glenn’s webpage because someone might think I care what he thinks I need in case of disaster or anything else.

Karen Webb lives in Moore, OK and is a regular contributor to The Oklahoma Observer


  1. I used to work in the hotel system when the Foxies would come in and demand Fox on the Hotel TV’s. They were obviously doing what some email campaign told them to do. So I don’t see why we can’t do the same to get them removed. Good idea!

  2. I live in Berkeley California. Its tough to find a TV in an eating/bar establishment here, . .But I’m with you. When I go to Oklahoma to see my parents (god bless’em they’re in their 80’s now) I’ll tell the barkeep at the OKC airport. I’m not buying a Martini till you turn that TV off Faux News!

    I keep looking at those East Bay Hills and wonder. What’s going on over there?

    Sam Wilson

Arnold Hamilton
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Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.
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