TV everywhere, and not the TV of one’s choice! Today I took my wife to a pain intervention clinic at our local medical center. In the waiting room I was forced to listen to a tirade by Ellen deGeneris about Trump letting an 11 year old mow the White House lawn (plus much more liberal/left spouting). I won’t mention all the other stupid things on the program–Megyn Kelly in a fat suit dancing through the audience. There was no escape, nowhere to sit where I didn’t have to look at her or listen to the audience wildly cheering every anti-Trump remark. (Let me note: By no means am I one of Trump’s biggest fans.)
I recalled another time, again when I was a captive audience, in a recovery room after a colonoscopy. Appropriately enough for that occasion, I was forced to watch “The View”, and to listen to tirades by Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, and other shrill, adenoidal voices grinding their liberal axe.
How can we escape this? In the pain clinic waiting room, I had to stay with my wife until she was called. In the recovery room, the nurse refused to change the station, saying it was hospital policy that this was the channel to be shown and no other.
Any suggestions, other than to throw stones at the screen? Or perhaps, I should get one of those noise cancelling earphones–pricey as they are–and take those to my next Doctor’s appointment. But why should we have to do this? Why should we be a captive audience? Why, in a public setting, should we have to partake of what the Cultural Elite considers appropriate fare for the masses?