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  1. #1 How widespread is the "Fox News Default" at Holiday Inns & other hotels? 
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    How widespread is the "Fox News Default" at Holiday Inns & other hotels?

    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.
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    If they stayed at a Holiday Inn Express, they'd become smart enough to change the channel!
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    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.
    I feel that once a black fella has referred to white foks as "honky paleface devil white-trash cracker redneck Caspers," he's abdicated the right to get upset about the "N" word. But that's just me. -- Jim Goad
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    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel Yell View Post
    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. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    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.
    I feel that once a black fella has referred to white foks as "honky paleface devil white-trash cracker redneck Caspers," he's abdicated the right to get upset about the "N" word. But that's just me. -- Jim Goad
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    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.
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    The only things I've seen the TV default to are either the hotel welcome screen, or trailers for in-room movies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    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.
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    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..
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