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Fox News Turned Off At Local Gym
News4Jax ^ | Thursday, November 4, 2010

Posted on 11/05/2010 10:16:42 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Gym Member Complains About Not Being Able To Watch

A member of a Southside gym is complaining the owners of the gym are being unfair, saying that Fox News has been banned from TVs where she works out.

The only thing Susan Robinson said she likes more than her regular workouts is watching Fox News at the same time. Robinson said Thursday afternoon when she got to Just Fitness on Beach Boulevard she was told she couldn't watch Fox News in the facility anymore.

"He told me the owner wouldn't let Fox News be on, and I was taken aback by that," Robinson said of her conversation with an employee.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
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1 posted on 11/05/2010 10:16:46 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Lefties are such sore losers.
2 posted on 11/05/2010 10:18:09 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government has no other end, but the preservation of property." --John Locke)
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To: nickcarraway

Easy fix. Don’t let your money go to said owner’s gym.


3 posted on 11/05/2010 10:18:20 AM PDT by Flightdeck (TANSTAAFL!)
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To: nickcarraway

It’s time for her and all her pals to find a different place to work out. Plus be very very vocal about it.


4 posted on 11/05/2010 10:18:35 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: nickcarraway

To hell with them. Burn the place down. [/s]


5 posted on 11/05/2010 10:19:22 AM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: nickcarraway

Take your business elsewhere, ma’am...and tell ALL your friends.


6 posted on 11/05/2010 10:20:01 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: DCPatriot

lol, I love unexpected replies. That one made me grin :)


7 posted on 11/05/2010 10:20:23 AM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: Flightdeck

Our Golds carries FNC.

Wonder if that is system wide? They give us quite a few options.


8 posted on 11/05/2010 10:21:35 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: Flightdeck

Our Golds carries FNC.

Wonder if that is system wide? They give us quite a few options.


9 posted on 11/05/2010 10:21:35 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: nickcarraway

Insist on a pro-rated refund, and then go where the stink is more tolerable.


10 posted on 11/05/2010 10:22:58 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: nickcarraway

I’ve been dealing with this w LA fitness, too. Stupid bastards. They are well within their rights to do this, but I’m also free to go elsewhere! God bless America.

It’s still a free country......for now.


11 posted on 11/05/2010 10:24:00 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue
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To: nickcarraway

If you’re going to post the article, post the whole article. The owner recanted after getting a bunch of flack and said the customer could watch Foxnews again. Let’s not start acting like the lame stream media here and only telling the parts of the story we wanr.


12 posted on 11/05/2010 10:26:26 AM PDT by raisin
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To: nickcarraway

If you’re going to post the article, post the whole article or at least research a little more. The owner recanted after getting a bunch of flack and said the customer could watch Foxnews again. Let’s not start acting like the lame stream media here and only telling the parts of the story we want.


13 posted on 11/05/2010 10:27:11 AM PDT by raisin
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To: nickcarraway

Time to leave the gym. Tell the communist owner to GFHS!


14 posted on 11/05/2010 10:31:29 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: nickcarraway

It is the prerogative of the gym to allow/disallow what’s on their TVs. It is the prerogative of their customers to purchase/not purchase memberships in said gym.


15 posted on 11/05/2010 10:34:04 AM PDT by NCjim ("You can't pick up a turd by the clean end", Bob Lonsberry on Obamacare)
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To: nickcarraway

LOL..what a schmuck.

I belonged to a gym about 4 years ago and the members nearly always had it on CNN and when I would go in to work out, I would walk over and switch it. Never had a problem either. Must be my ‘bull in a china shop’ demeanor. LOL!


16 posted on 11/05/2010 10:36:39 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (No Compromise!)
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To: raisin

I can’t post the whole article - Free Republic rules.


17 posted on 11/05/2010 10:38:05 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

My non-scientific observation at the Lifetime Fitness gym I belong to- the treadmills in front of the FOX News screen are ALWAYS in use vs. the treadmills in front of CNN / MSNBC.


18 posted on 11/05/2010 10:40:33 AM PDT by Made In The USA (This post may be recorded for quality purposes.)
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To: nickcarraway
After Channel 4 reported on the Fox News ban Wednesday night, Robinson got a call from the gym owner who said that the gym would allow her to continue watching Fox News.

Telephones really lit up HUH!!

19 posted on 11/05/2010 10:40:53 AM PDT by ontap
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To: nickcarraway

GUess it’s time to take her business elsewhere, huh?


20 posted on 11/05/2010 10:45:19 AM PDT by Wee-Weed Up
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To: nickcarraway

Post election rage. It’s only going to get worse.


21 posted on 11/05/2010 10:45:57 AM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: raisin

Once the owner revealed himself as a pro-censorship leftist I still wouldn’t wish to patronize his business further despite his recant.


22 posted on 11/05/2010 10:47:02 AM PDT by Teflonic
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To: nickcarraway

Then join another gym. duh ! It’s not rocket science..


23 posted on 11/05/2010 10:47:33 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Is it because of the politics or the sleaze?


24 posted on 11/05/2010 10:48:01 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Teflonic

Yes. I am with you on that.

ELSE others more easily intimidated will just ‘suffer in silence’.


25 posted on 11/05/2010 10:58:19 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: jazminerose

The owner of Golds Gyms is a serious conservative.


26 posted on 11/05/2010 11:36:42 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: jazminerose

There are certain hotels that do not carry Fox. They have CNN on in the common areas.


27 posted on 11/05/2010 11:38:29 AM PDT by oldironsides
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To: nickcarraway

Regardless, not very customer friendly.


28 posted on 11/05/2010 11:39:18 AM PDT by AU72
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To: nickcarraway
Our family belongs to the local YMCA. Management posts comments that they receive from members monthly. Every month, without fail, someone complains that “Faux” News is playing in the weight & cardio room. There are at least 10 t.v.’s playing and these cry babies can't handle it if even one t.v. is turned to Fox News.

Thankfully, our YMCA continues to keep Fox News on (as it continues to air MSNBC & CNN.)

29 posted on 11/05/2010 11:59:36 AM PDT by Mrs.O'Strategery
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To: Made In The USA
Sounds like you conducted your very own gallop poll.

≤}B^)

30 posted on 11/05/2010 12:16:56 PM PDT by Erasmus (Personal goal: Have a bigger carbon footprint than Tony Robbins.)
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To: nickcarraway

I would cancel my membership immediately if I were a member of that gym.


31 posted on 11/05/2010 12:20:08 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: centurion316

Really? I didn’t know that. Glad to be a member, if that’s the case.


32 posted on 11/05/2010 2:06:37 PM PDT by jazminerose
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To: Flightdeck

Right on Flightdeck! Fortunately for me, my gym shows Fox and CNN. One cardio workout room is FOX News only.


33 posted on 11/05/2010 2:33:25 PM PDT by TheLastPrecinct
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To: Erasmus

Some weighty decisions followed....


34 posted on 11/08/2010 11:55:54 AM PST by Made In The USA (This post may be recorded for quality purposes.)
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