A Flyertalk member reported that the main American Airlines Admirals Club at Chicago O’Hare airport will no longer tune the television channel at the bar to national news “because of a recent fight or fights” and instead they’re willing to show local news and cooking shows.
I reached out to American and it turns out they aren’t aware of any bar fights in their lounges. However they’ve instructed clubs not to show national news on their televisions unless requested by a member.
Apparently news channels are simply too divisive. Gone are the days when we all watched CNN’s Airport Network. Instead we have to choose between:
- Fox News (‘Trump News’)
- CNN (‘Fake News’)
- MSNBC (‘Telesur‘)
They could tune to CNBC but the markets have been really depressing lately.
Two years ago Southwest baggage handlers slapped ‘fake news’ on a checked CNN camera which is better of course than the camera being stolen by the TSA.
If we can’t watch the news in an airline club in peace — when we fight over the news instead of sports — what does that say about our society?
Can we get back to sports please?