Tuesday, February 08, 2005

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Thanks Tom D. for this:

How to Fox-proof your cable box

(Rush & Molloy) Attention, blue-state parents. Are you worried about what your children are seeing on TV? Have you caught them ogling Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity as they engage in explicit acts of love with Bush administration policies? Now you can protect your little liberals from hard-core right-wing positions the same way you censor cable porn. For just $8.95, The FOXBlocker eliminates the risk of exposure to Fox News Channel. Sam Kimery and Joshua Montgomery, who are marketing the device, say it employs the technology already used to filter adult content. And every time someone orders one of the gizmos from Foxblocker.com , Fox advertisers receive E-mail telling them that another consumer has just said no to Rupert Murdoch's brand of "fair and balanced news." "We hope that companies will see people actually paying to block channels that won't offer alternative views, and then rethink how they spend their advertising dollars," Montgomery tells Variety V Life magazine. Is Fox worried about this new product? "I mean, clearly, it's not working," a Fox News rep told us. "Our ratings continue to skyrocket."


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