How to let office know I dont appreciate Fox News being played?

Travelport PurpBahrain
Apr 14 52 Comments

So my office has random TV's around that are constantly playing fox news.I just chalked it up to a bunch of old guys not knowing any better since this office is very old, but when our new private equity owners came in and toured our location they permaset the tv's to CNN for the duration of the visit, so apparently they know its not appropriate to have on but still have it on anyways.

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  • Facebook gluteus
    "Not okay to have on"? Lol. Relax, snowflake.
    Apr 148
    • Travelport PurpBahrain
      OP
      Why would they turn it to a different news station when the new owners came in then?
      Apr 14
    • Facebook gluteus
      Because they are more important than you and can make that decision
      Apr 14
    • Travelport PurpBahrain
      OP
      But obviously if I am just being a snowflake, and its perfectly appropriate to play in an office setting, they wouldnt have to switch news settings when the private equity guys come in? This makes no sense to me.
      Apr 14
    • Uber
      2muchblind

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      gluteus is just a butthurt closet Trump supporter who pretends to adhere to American ideals yet chastises people for not blindly following orders.

      Watch now he’ll claim he doesn’t support Trump or any politician 100%, and is really apolitical. Then he’ll go on some rant about how the economy is actually doing awesome and a lot of rich people want to see Trump fail and are making the American people pay for it.
      Apr 14
    • Facebook gluteus
      I think trump is a horrible president.
      Apr 14
    • Facebook gluteus
      And the economy is shit. Bring back the gold standard, abolish the federal reserve, or we are headed for a cliff. It happened to Rome and it will happen to us.
      Apr 14
    • Amazon YtheRumGon
      I don't understand how CNN is any better. They are the same disgusting drivel. Both of them are playing the game. Both of them are part of the lovely political reality TV show everyone is so excited about here in the US. Such a wonderfully simplistic facade to push in people's faces while the government fucks them from all sides.
      Apr 14
    • FNC actually reports truth. CNN is,fake news.
      Apr 16
  • Oath / MgmtAtinlay2
    Don’t be so triggered. Also watch it, you may learn something. People are tired of being lied to by CNN and MSNBC.

    http://fortune.com/2019/03/29/mueller-report-fox-news-ratings/
    Apr 1411
    • Oath / MgmtAtinlay2
      Ratings don’t lie
      Apr 14
    • OSIsoft / Projectkillerwhal
      Wow that's as dumb as saying the world is the center of the solar system because you're in 1600.
      Apr 14
    • Oath / MgmtAtinlay2
      Dumb is people who have their heads in the sand and just accept what CNN tells them
      Apr 14
    • OSIsoft / Projectkillerwhal
      Wow dumb and stubborn, best kind. You assume people who thinks Fox news is crap worship CNN? Projection at its finest.
      Apr 14
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      @Oath, people who have their heads in the sand and accept what Fox News tells them are equally dumb. Probably more dumb given all the mass hysteria and fear-mongering.

      In reality all news corporations are capitalistic and have no compunction to tell the truth.
      Apr 14
    • Oath / MgmtAtinlay2
      News channels are in it to make money! Why is that a shock to you?
      Apr 14
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      It’s no shock. You seemed to imply Fox lies less than the rest...which is absolutely false
      Apr 14
    • Oath / MgmtAtinlay2
      I never said that or implied it
      Apr 14
    • Uber
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      > “Also watch it, you may learn something. People are tired of being lied to by CNN and MSNBC.”

      So then you’re saying people should watch Fox News, so they can be lied to by something other than CNN/MSNBC, except that by watching Fox News they will also learn “something.” 🤔
      Apr 14
    • Oath / MgmtAtinlay2
      No, I’m saying by only getting your news from one source you are cheating yourself. You may learn something you never thought of before by expanding your horizons
      Apr 14
  • Google monde
    Just chill dude.
    Apr 140
  • OSIsoft / Projectkillerwhal
    Fox news is disgusting. But why do you care so much if it's on?
    Apr 147
    • Oath / MgmtAtinlay2
      Disgusting is not being open to people who don’t agree with your groupthink
      Apr 14
    • Travelport PurpBahrain
      OP
      It makes me feel uncomofrtable. I know the old guys there are the target audience for it, but they have to work with a lot of people in the office who arent, and get uncomfortable around it.

      Why pay to bring over skilled workers just to sit them in an office next to a station blasting anti immigrant news? What do they get out of this arrangement?
      Apr 14
    • Oath / MgmtAtinlay2
      Why does it make you feel uncomfortable?? You hearing things that aren’t in line with what you want to hear? That can be the best information if you listen to it.
      Apr 14
    • Travelport PurpBahrain
      OP
      Its not about being in line with. If people are being told immigrants are a certain way then I know this attitude will carry over to how they view people in the office. The black people there hold their heads down when they walk past the tv. Its kind of an embarrassing environment. It feels like watching something from the old documentaries with acting bits you would see about America on British stations about the civil rights movement.
      Apr 14
    • Oath / MgmtAtinlay2
      This sounds like your own bias to me. Maybe people hold their heads down so they don’t block the TV! Ever thought of that?
      Apr 14
    • Travelport PurpBahrain
      OP
      Perhaps a bias is present, but it still keeps the question there.

      What does a company get out of playing a station which presents anti immigration bias in an office with immigrant workers. Why did they feel the need to change it off when new owners came in? Why try to hide it when you subject everybody to it the rest of the time.
      Apr 14
    • Oath / MgmtAtinlay2
      You’re hearing what you want to hear. So, yes your bias.

      You’re confusing anti immigration with anti illegal immigration. There’s a big difference. You’re expecting the worst and will pick and chose words until it confirms the worst.
      Apr 14
  • Amazon YtheRumGon
    Yeah Fox is not okay to have on but CNN is? That's just cute. Do neither if you feel so strongly about accurate reporting. Instead, tape multiple layers of peer reviewed journal articles over the TV screens.
    Apr 140
  • Facebook Happy_dog
    I can’t imagine living life being triggered by everything all the time. At least shrinks will have job stability for years and years to come.
    Apr 140
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    TV news is dumbed down for folks that don’t work during the day. Why have any of it on in the workplace?

    If it bothers you, turn the TV off or change the channel.
    Apr 143
    • Travelport PurpBahrain
      OP
      We cant change the channel. Its permaset to Fox news except the day it was Perma set to CNN when the new owners came in.
      Apr 14
    • Amazon YtheRumGon
      Permaset... Sounds like an antidepressant, or a drug to curl your hair
      Apr 14
    • OpenTable Meliodas
      Unplug it.
      Apr 14
  • Amazon OTdS88
    Hide one of those mini universal remotes with the power button taped down
    Apr 140
  • Facebook BaiCocoFzn
    The new trend is to avoid any media that feeds you a pre determined propaganda which includes all News and all sports channels.
    It has gone beyond the matters of being just "biased". Fox is definitely the worst but CNN and MSNBC aren't worth my time either.
    Apr 140
  • Microsoft / Eng
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    I watch/read FoxNews from time to time. Sometimes they pander to an audience I’m not part of, but so does CNN and other left aligned news stations.
    Apr 140
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    Is it disturbing you? If so, ask them to mute it. It's a reasonable request in an office environment .
    Apr 140
  • Google Naxnax
    You should be working
    Apr 140
  • Google kts58Df
    Have you entertained a thought that it is you who doesn’t know any better? Find a safe space, break out coloring supplies and ponder this.
    Apr 140
  • Nordstrom Nepotism
    Pathetic
    Apr 140
  • Amazon NewlyHired
    No appropriate to have on...lol what
    Apr 140
  • New QTdN03
    You need to find a different company to work at ASAP. Your coworkers clearly don't respect the bubble you have chosen to confine yourself inside of.
    Apr 150
  • New / ITgdogg121
    I think CNBC and Bloomberg are the most acceptable to play in a business environment.
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    • Google Naxnax
      Yeah if you dont want anyone watching tv
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    • New / ITgdogg121
      I'd say you prefer more neutral and business related content. Steer clear from CNN and MSNBC as well. Since you want some educational sources I think Bloomberg and CNBC would be best. I'd take CSPAN over audience pleasing network news. Try steering them to the business channels at least.
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    • New / ITgdogg121
      Did you edit your post? You asked how to convince then earlier? I guess CNBC and Bloomberg do turn people off? That's one way to keep them off the TV then.
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  • Intersection / EngiNVc28
    Sounds like my grandparents. Don't worry, it will all be over soon. RIP
    Apr 140
  • Google go ogle
    Quit!
    Apr 140
  • Facebook public2
    Haha
    Apr 140

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