In any case, I spent two hours in O'Hare airport and it was all I could do to get away from TV sets blasting CNN at inescapable volume. All I wanted to do was to sit and read my book, Lyn Macdonald's Somme. There was no way I could do that with Wolf Blitzer trumpeting transcripts of Mark Foley's lurid emails to little boys from every corner of the gate seating. I ended up finding a tiny kiosk bar in a remote corner of the airport that sold me a $6 Budweiser where I could read in peace.
Who set this up? Who made it that at Dallas-Fort Worth and Washington-Reagan and every other airport we have to be bathed in CNN? It's so grating on the nerves! If they have to have TVs on then I'd much rather they show tranquil aquatic scenes like the ones my dentist has going in his office to calm his patients. Like this one.
Update: What we're watching at the airport is CNN's Airport Network broadcast. It's described here. It also gives a list of the airports that host it so we can start a campaign to have the bloody thing turned off.
Update 2: I've decided to start such a campaign. More to follow. Drop me an email or comment if you'd like to join.
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