No, I’m sorry, sweetie. I can’t change it. I’ll lose my job.
This is what a staffer in the Duke Hospital Radiology Department said to me after I, after 90 minutes of agony, requested that the television in the waiting room be switched from Fox News to anything else.
Remember, we're fighting them over there, so we don't have to fight them over here.
He didn't ask to see a competing news program. In fact, it's not even obvious from the request that it's Fox's unique brand of propaganda that's the problem. It could very easily have been a "man, i'm in pain and the news is depressing. Got any cartoons i could watch while i wait for my results?" request. That's what makes the "I'll lose my job if i change the channel away from Fox News" response so chilling.