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#1 Hum

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 18:00

Fox News and McDonald's are both magnets for controversy. Both of them have featured prominently in several documentaries, and they both get blood boiling across the country. So put them together, and you're bound to incite arguments.

Proof of that hypothesis came this weekend when self-proclaimed liberal Craig Lechner took his kids to a McDonald's outpost in his home town of Fair Lawn, in northern New Jersey. Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch reports that, after ordering his food, Lechner discovered Fox News was playing on the TV inside the restaurant. Lechner, remembering that the channel had recently showcased a violent suicide, and not wanting to expose his young children to violence, asked the owner of the McDonald's, Sebastian Lentini, to change the channel.

But Lentini refused. He said he was enjoying watching Fox News. So Lechner got angry. He started video-taping his interaction with Lentini. In the resulting video, Lechner again asks Lentini to turn off the TV, noting that the program was discussing war. Then, when Lentini refuses yet again, Lechner says, "I can't wait to put this on The Huffington Post!"

Apparently Lechner complained about the interaction up the chain of command at McDonald's, and was told that TV programming is up to the prerogative of individual franchise owners. They're allowed to play whatever they want -- including (theoretically) pornography!

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 18:05

I can hear Lechner's kids using the 'A' word with giggles when telling other kids about dad. :laugh:

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 18:07

What a sad individual.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 18:08

I see this around here. McDee's doesn't want to put on Fox News, but most customers ask for it. :laugh:

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 18:12

I see this around here. McDee's doesn't want to put on Fox News, but most customers ask for it. :laugh:

Well like the article said, its not McDonalds that wants it one way or the other. Its the owner for the store. Some owners give the customers what they want and some don't. Neither is right or wrong. If you don't like the McDonalds store owner where you are, go to the one down the block. Maybe they will let you watch whatever it is your complaining about.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 18:15

^ Around here it is left up to the store manager at the time.

I have had to complain to the franchise owner's office, about their refusal to change channels.

It was quite a battle, retraining those managers. :shifty:

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 18:18

Surely not. I thought liberals were meant to be tolerant, not unhinged...
Oh well, there are nutcases everywhere

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 18:18

Why does this come off as a democrat trying to start a hissy fit because he thinks the owner is a republican? the whole he remembered fox news played a suicide thing is just a BS argument, you could easily get way worse on other channels... and the whole wait till this is on the huffington post comment.....

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 18:20

Everyone wants to tell others what to do.
He should have taken his kid home if he didn't like what was on TV.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 18:24

Why does this come off as a democrat trying to start a hissy fit because he thinks the owner is a republican? the whole he remembered fox news played a suicide thing is just a BS argument, you could easily get way worse on other channels... and the whole wait till this is on the huffington post comment.....

It wasnt even an intention airing of the suicide thing. That was just the mistake of whoever was suppose to filter the live stream. **** happens.

^ Around here it is left up to the store manager at the time.

I have had to complain to the franchise owner's office, about their refusal to change channels.

It was quite a battle, retraining those managers. :shifty:

]It's not burger king. You can't have it your way. Burger King would sue McDonalds for patent infringement. :rofl:

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 18:25

It wasnt even an intention airing of the suicide thing. That was just the mistake of whoever was suppose to filter the live stream. **** happens.

Not in America, some people here will make a big deal out of anything. Though what I do find funny is Janet Jackson's nipple slip caused way more uproar than this :rolleyes:

Because you know nipples are demonic things that need to be hidden away. God forbid a kid sees them, his life will be ruined.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 18:27

Not in America. Though what I do find funny is Janet Jackson's nipple slip caused way more uproar than this :rolleyes:

Because you know nipples are demonic things that need to be hidden away. God forbid a kid sees them, his life will be ruined.

This country is ass backwards sometimes... well more often then not.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 18:28

...most customers entering McDonalds and hearing the kids whine.....think the TV is on MSNBC. :laugh:

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 18:35

Heck I hear more offensive things at McDonalds around here then some of the stuff on TV like groups of african americans constantly using the N word like it's the word "the" of something... frat boys swareing every other word to the effect you get a conversation that sounds like "man that fing little fer just fed up my fing frys im going to fing talk to that fing manager about this fing crap"... i'm not exagerating either... or when I go to walmart and hear guys telling their girlfriends how they are going to do stuff to them tonight..... swareing like the frat boys... telling their kids to "shut the hell up you whiney little f**ing brat"... etc...etc....

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 18:35

Two things:

1) A 'liberal' should adhere more to stereotypes and eat healthier food. The whole point is that conservatives are all going to kill themselves off with their IMA EAT WUT I WANT DALGURNIT (ironically, it's the 'healthy' liberals that want universal healthcare that would largely benefit the grotesquely obese conservatives who freak out at the thought). So yeah. Stop going to McD's. It's for truckers, trailer trash, and Japan.

2) If a busty blonde soccer mom threw the exact same tantrum upon seeing Rachel Maddow on a restaurant TV, this would be presented as a cutesy folksy well-I'll-be-a-sonovagun moment where everyone chuckles, shakes their head, and smiles at each other.

Also, of course, that restaurant will be accused of forcing customers to watch liberal propaganda.