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Sun Jan 21, 2018, 09:30 AM

Trumper demands CNN be turned off at bar in Atlanta airport

Here’s the setup
Last night I’m in the Delta sky lounge bar in Atlanta
5 white males at bar
Three TVs on behind bartender.
One on CNN, one on ESPN, one on Fox News.

I ask bartender if the ESPN one could be turned to a different sports channe to watch a different basketball game.
The bartender asks everyone if that’s ok or if anyone is watching that game currently on.
Red headed white guy ariund 30 Says: “just take off CNN, I don’t watch fake news”.
I say, “that tv fine, I just want to see a different game on the middle tv”.
He says: “ just leave that game and put your game where CNN is so that I don’t have to see that fake news in front of me.”

There was so much I wanted to say.
One would be...”hey, asswipe, do you realize you are in Atlanta, CNN’s corporate headquarters “.
But mainly I wanted to say....”it’s not that you don’t want to watch CNN, it’s that you dont want anybody else to watch it either...is that what you’re saying....since we have three TVs in front of us”....”I hate Fox News, the real Fake News, but it’s not my business if you want to watch it”.

But, I didn’t say anything. Just had my drink and left.
How would you have handled it?

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Reply Trumper demands CNN be turned off at bar in Atlanta airport (Original post)
Funtatlaguy Jan 2018 OP
LakeVermilion Jan 2018 #1
Funtatlaguy Jan 2018 #4
FarPoint Jan 2018 #12
malaise Jan 2018 #14
Dennis Donovan Jan 2018 #2
Funtatlaguy Jan 2018 #3
sharedvalues Jan 2018 #10
crazycatlady Jan 2018 #15
RhodeIslandOne Jan 2018 #20
hlthe2b Jan 2018 #5
Funtatlaguy Jan 2018 #8
hlthe2b Jan 2018 #18
samnsara Jan 2018 #6
yallerdawg Jan 2018 #7
sharedvalues Jan 2018 #9
SummerSnow Jan 2018 #11
NoMoreRepugs Jan 2018 #13
AJT Jan 2018 #16
randr Jan 2018 #17
mreilly Jan 2018 #19
AwakeAtLast Jan 2018 #21

Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 09:33 AM

1. Confront him...

The first time is tough, but you'll feel better about yourself. You'll be stronger the next time.

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Response to LakeVermilion (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 09:40 AM

4. Im just a very non confrontational person.

Plus I felt badly for the bartender. Nice older man.
He said he just wanted everybody to be able to see what they wanted.
I didn’t want to cause him grief over sine asshole redneck.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 09:58 AM

12. We can't make progress with out taking the risk...

Try diplomatically to speak up....I understand the non confrontation postures.. We just need to now prepare ourselves to Resist.

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Response to LakeVermilion (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 10:12 AM

14. I'd have turned to the bartender and said that if he moved from CNN

I would never buy another drink from his bar and I would spread the word

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 09:34 AM

2. I've said the same when a public area TV has Faux News on...

...except I'm right when I call it fake news.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 09:38 AM

3. I have too...when it was the only choice

And just one tv....but, we had 3 TVs.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 09:51 AM

10. You go! Me too

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 10:23 AM

15. I changed the channel at a car repair shop

It was Faux, I changed it to ESPN.

Not that interested in sports but a foxer is less likely to change it.

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #15)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 11:49 AM

20. Oh, they think ESPN is too liberal too

Liberals liberals everywhere.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 09:43 AM

5. I would have just looked directly at him (in my "I mean business" face) and said NO!

and then I would have looked directly at the bartender with a somewhat softened but similarly (I mean business) face and dared either to take it further.

I may be female, but I've been told since my teen years that when I get that face and that tone in my voice it snaps everyone to attention. I have never had it fail.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 09:49 AM

8. Lol....wish youd been with me.

I’m such a southern boy....my Grandma said to only talk bad about people behind their backs and then to always add...”bless their heart”.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 11:27 AM

18. I don't do it often because it is blood pressure spiking and like you, prefer to avoid conflict...

But, occasionally something triggers me enough to do so and I'd imagine a Trumper acting like they own the world would be just the thing.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 09:46 AM

6. oh you did good. you made that loudmouth the reason you didnt...

..spend more money...or tips... in the bar. I'm sure he got really shitty service after that...maybe even a finger in the drink.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 09:46 AM

7. My wife's sister, an avid "No, we will not talk about it!" Trump supporter...

was chatting with my wife yesterday afternoon. While they were talking, her sister said, "I just got a text message government has shut down?"

She's a civilian Defense Department employee!

No, we will not talk about how dense, stupid, uninformed and ignorant Trump supporters are!"

So, turn off CNN and watch Fox News tell you how bad Hillary and Obama still are.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 09:51 AM

9. Oh I always ask that Fox be turned off

Usually I say “Fox lies to get votes for billionaires”. Can you turn it off please?


Sometimes I say “There’s a great economics paper showing that fox is propaganda and CNN and MSNBC are centrist”

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 09:52 AM

11. I would said fuck you , there's the door

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 10:10 AM

13. I usually laugh a bit and say something out loud like

..."it's hard to believe people actually believe most of this nonsense." Course being almost 70 w white hair makes most people think I must be a Trumpette.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 10:31 AM

16. "I just wanted to say" is the problem dems have. Repubs

actually say......they are the squeaky wheel and get what they want.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 10:53 AM

17. I would have reminded him that the foreign owned faux channel is fake

and CNN is an American broadcasting network

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 11:37 AM

19. I would have said "I'm watching CNN right now!"

 

.... and told the bartender to please leave it on. If asshole objected I would have looked him in the eye and asked: "And why is YOUR request more important than MINE? I'm a paying customer."

If he argued further I just know I would have waved my hand at him dismissively and said: "Run along and sob to Mommy, crying little snowflake. Nobody gives a shit what you think" and completely ignored him.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 11:07 PM

21. My husband works in an airport

IT department.

CNN provides their own feed for their news, meaning the airports don't take on that cost. It is well known in the IT dept. that if that feed goes down it gets attention immediately - top priority.

That dude wouldn't have been able to get CNN changed in any US airport.

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