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Saturday, March 26, 2005

Just When You Think The Apocalypse Is Upon Us...

Published on Saturday, March 26, 2005 by the Associated Press

Man Sells Device That Blocks Fox News

by Emily Fredrix

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TULSA, OK - It's not that Sam Kimery objects to the views expressed on Fox News. The creator of the "Fox Blocker" contends the channel is not news at all. Kimery figures he's sold about 100 of the little silver bits of metal that screw into the back of most televisions, allowing people to filter Fox News from their sets, since its August debut.


Sam Kimery holds his 'Fox Blocker,' a device that blocks the reception of the Fox News cable channel, in his home in Tulsa, Okla. Kimery contends Fox News' top-level management dictates a conservative journalistic bias, that inaccuracies are never retracted, and what winds up on the air is more opinion than news. (AP Photo)

The Tulsa, Okla., resident also has received thousands of e-mails, both angry and complimentary — as well as a few death threats.

"Apparently the making of terroristic threats against those who don't share your views is a high art form among a certain core audience," said Kimery, 45.

Formerly a registered Republican, even a precinct captain, Kimery became an independent in the 1990s when he said the state party stopped taking input from its everyday members.

Kimery now contends Fox News' top-level management dictates a conservative journalistic bias, that inaccuracies are never retracted, and what winds up on the air is more opinion than news. "I might as well be reading tabloids out of the grocery store," he says. "Anything to get a rise out of the viewer and to reinforce certain retrograde notions." READ MORE

3 Comments:

At 7:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


The Demodildo's promise shines - but is it capable, or just a load of empty promises?

 
At 10:36 AM, Blogger Mel said...

Very useful, if only all televisions came with a Fox blocker!

 
At 3:53 PM, Blogger Justin Cooley said...

Dear Daniel,

I was wondering if you could help me, metaphorically at least, to eat "Mo Chicken".


Justin

 

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