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ralph wiggum
06-23-2008, 02:06 PM
Oregonian(1000+ posts)
Mon Jun-23-08 1:11 PM
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How widespread is the "Fox News Default" at Holiday Inns & other hotels? (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x3505603)

I recently stayed at a Holiday Inn Express here in Oregon. If you turned the room TV on, it would go to Fox News, no matter what channel had been on when you last turned it off. Also, in the hotel's breakfast room, where guests eat the "free" morning meal, the TV was on and tuned to Murdoch's all-propaganda channel.

I'm guessing Fox throws a little $$ to the Holiday Inn Corp. for this Orwellian policy. Has anyone else looked into this? I'm wondering if this is Holiday Inn's policy nationwide, or just in certain hotels. I'd like to contact the Holiday Inn public relations people, but I need more information first. Thanks.

I'd like to thank everyone for participating in the "default all public TV's to Fox News Channel". The efforts have been a success, as it is pissing off all the DUmmies who are able to stay in hotels during this horrible Bush economy.

linda22003
06-23-2008, 02:13 PM
If they stayed at a Holiday Inn Express, they'd become smart enough to change the channel!

jinxmchue
06-23-2008, 02:17 PM
I love these kinds of threads, but I have to call "bullshit" on this. I've been to many hotels in my life and never, ever have I seen a TV set to a "default channel" when it comes on.

linda22003
06-23-2008, 02:19 PM
The only things I've seen the TV default to are either the hotel welcome screen, or trailers for in-room movies.

biccat
06-23-2008, 02:21 PM
I love these kinds of threads, but I have to call "bullshit" on this. I've been to many hotels in my life and never, ever have I seen a TV set to a "default channel" when it comes on.
No kidding. Most of them turn on to the hotel's advertising channel, asking you to buy a single viewing of a straight-to-DVD movie for $15. :rolleyes:

BSR
06-23-2008, 02:21 PM
Alright, this one is going to be a freebie for you DUmmy.

Some TVs when turned off, default to their lowest channel available. Now, if Fox News is set on channel 2 then everytime you turn off the TV then turn it on Fox News will be there. :rolleyes:


Now if you want me to teach you how to wipe your ass or tie your shoes, The lessons will cost you..

BSR
06-23-2008, 02:23 PM
The only things I've seen the TV default to are either the hotel welcome screen, or trailers for in-room movies.


I stayed in a hotel a week ago (Hilton) and the hotel channels were on the higher channels. They had the weather channel as the default here.

BSR
06-23-2008, 02:27 PM
Iris (1000+ posts) Mon Jun-23-08 02:19 PM
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16. Complain anyway. You don't need more information. The fact that you were offended is enough.


They should put this on a bumper sticker they say it so much.. :rolleyes:

everyman68
06-23-2008, 02:45 PM
:D
I'd like to thank everyone for participating in the "default all public TV's to Fox News Channel". The efforts have been a success, as it is pissing off all the DUmmies who are able to stay in hotels during this horrible Bush economy.


Don't know...I'm more of a Courtyard By Marriott type...

I'm surprised he isn't using a hourly motel

YupItsMe
06-23-2008, 02:57 PM
Alright, this one is going to be a freebie for you DUmmy.

Some TVs when turned off, default to their lowest channel available. Now, if Fox News is set on channel 2 then everytime you turn off the TV then turn it on Fox News will be there. :rolleyes:


Now if you want me to teach you how to wipe your ass or tie your shoes, The lessons will cost you..

I don't think most of them do either.

Cold Warrior
06-23-2008, 03:04 PM
I would not see an issue with this as Fox News would match the socio-economic level of Holiday Inn clientele perfectly. :D

Dan D. Doty
06-23-2008, 09:46 PM
What was this guys problem?

No one ever showed him how to use the remote?

SarasotaRepub
06-23-2008, 10:52 PM
They complain about every widdle thing!!!

Jesus H. Christ on a bicycle, what the hell is wrong with these people???

Now wait till next month when all wakeup calls use Brit Hume's voice...:eek::D

maj Mac
06-24-2008, 04:14 PM
They complain about every widdle thing!!!

Jesus H. Christ on a bicycle, what the hell is wrong with these people???

Now wait till next month when all wakeup calls use Brit Hume's voice...:eek::D

My thoughts exactly. What a bunch of whining losers!!!! Why don't they simply end their misery, and ours at the same time:D;)

Rebel Yell
06-24-2008, 04:19 PM
If they stayed at a Holiday Inn Express, they'd become smart enough to change the channel!

Do you really think staying at a Holiday Inn Express makes you smarter? You need to get out more often. Silly Yankee.

ConJinx
06-24-2008, 04:35 PM
how bout' this; you silly libs loosen your strangle-hold on the REST OF THE MEDIA, and stop your slanted gestapo like propaganda and disinformation campaign filling simple minds with moronic ideas and I'll personally stand butt-naked outside Holiday Inns corporate HQ's and protest this obvious affront on the American public with a protest sign dangling from my dong!

linda22003
06-25-2008, 08:37 AM
Do you really think staying at a Holiday Inn Express makes you smarter? You need to get out more often. Silly Yankee.

Okay, see, that was because of their commercial. Not because I really believe it. I'm typing as slowly as I can. :)

Rebel Yell
06-25-2008, 09:15 AM
Okay, see, that was because of their commercial. Not because I really believe it. I'm typing as slowly as I can. :)

I figured since you take what everyone else says as literal, you must really believe and mean everything you type.:rolleyes: