There’s a campaign afoot that needs to be mentioned by DemWit. A Web site named TurnOffFox.org is asking people to do just that.
First (as in Amendment), I stand beside John Milton, who in his great plea for a free press, Aeropagitica, said, “Let truth and falsehood grapple; whoever knew truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter.”
Milton, however, would never have dreamed of a 24/7 propaganda machine blasting lies and distortions into millions of homes.
Turning off Fox News doesn’t have to be a big-time organized campaign.
Our friend Frodo simply walks up to the TV banks in stores and switches the channels from Fox News to Animal Planet.
He’s not the only one who has encountered TVs set to Fox News in stores, restaurants, bars, waiting rooms and other public places.
No need to tell DemWit readers WHY Fox News is offensive to anyone with half an ounce of common sense. We've followed documented evidence for years.
DemWit suggests that when you encounter this exposure to propaganda in public places – particularly places where you spend your money – ask to see the manager and very politely ask that the TVs be turned off or switched to another channel while you are there. If the manager asks why, politely respond.
If “the smallest and the weakest” of hobbits can stand on tiptoe to change TV channels, can’t you be bold enough to demand it?