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March 27, 2005

Anyone who buys this is wasting $8.95 + S&H

It never ceases to amaze me what some people will buy. It is nothing new that many liberals think that Fox News has a conservative bias (of course, they would never admit the liberal bias present in the vast majority of media, but apparently, that is either not important enough or not true if you ask one of them). Now, most sane people would simply pass over that channel and not watch it. But now, you can spend money so you don't have to watch it.

Sam Kimery and Joshua Montgomery have created a device that, when screwed into the back of the TV, blocks only the Fox News Channel. Don't ask how it works, I don't know, I would suggest asking them. There was a time where people would simply press a button on the remote control once more to skip past a channel. But now, you can do something that runs in a similar vein to "burning a draft card", as Kimery puts it.

Well, I don't know what these two could've been doing with their spare time, but almost anything else would've been more productive. They are hindering those who they claim to help in two ways.
(1) $10 may not be a whole lot in the long run, but it seems like a bit to me to block out one channel you could just as easily pass over. It doesn't take a whole lot of common sense to figure that out. And it is doubtful that a few purchases of this product will affect Fox News too much. Their ratings are based on who does watch, not those who don't. In other words, you've spent $10 to tell FNC you are not watching, rather than spending nothing to tell FNC you are not watching.
(2) If liberals believe so strongly that FNC is a right wing nuthouse, they are throwing out an opportunity to learn some of the arguments used by their political opponents. Learn the tactics of your opponent, and it is easier to show why their logic is flawed.

To anyone who does purchase this, I hope it goes well with your singing fish and 73 different knives that all cut through steel cans but apparently can't do a thing to a piece of steak.