January 24, 2009

Dopey WNJ Letter of the Week

Jane Wingfield of Wyoming is angry -- her doctor's office refused to turn the channel in their office to The Messiah's inauguration!

I did not cancel my Jan. 20th appointment with the nurse in my cardiologistís office since there is always a cable news channel on the TV in the waiting room.

I planned to enjoy watching the festivities and swearing-in ceremony right there.

Imagine my shock when I learned the doctor (not mine, she wasnít in the office, but her partner) had turned it to a health channel and refused to let anyone turn it differently.

I was outraged, but there was nothing that I or anyone else could do. The doctor had the remote.

I thought nothing could mar the joy, excitement, and hope, the whole country was experiencing; I was wrong.

*GASP!* Imagine that!

Silly doctor's office -- having the TV tuned to a health channel??

The power assumption is a dangerous thing, Ms. Wingfield. #1, why did you assume that you'd "enjoy" watching the inauguration in a place like a doctor's office? #2, why do you assume "the whole country" was experiencing "excitement, hope," yada yada yada? After all, didn't almost 50% of the country not vote for Obama?

Posted by Hube at January 24, 2009 07:00 PM | TrackBack

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Imagine that -- the person who in charge gets to decide what is shown in the office. The horrors!

Don't worry, though -- four years of Obama and there will be no choices allowed, either in medical treatment or viewing options.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at January 24, 2009 10:54 PM

My God. It's bad enough that every school kid in the country was REQUIRED to watch the travesty. Don't tell me every patient with a medical appointment was expected to have to watch it, too!

Posted by: Kathy at January 25, 2009 09:39 AM

My school was required to watch it, FYI.

Posted by: Hube at January 25, 2009 09:48 AM



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