Held hostage by CNN


I saw my rheumatologist this morning for my six-month Lupus check-up. I love my doctor. She’s so patient and actually listens to me. It’s rare to find a specialist who doesn’t treat you like you’re an inconvenience.

The downside of going to see her is having to sit in the waiting room and be held hostage by CNN.

I got there twenty minutes early.

What the hell was I thinking?!

For twenty minutes I had to be subjected to the witless prattle of Chris Cuomo and Dana Bash or Alisyn Camerota (or whatever blond bint is the cohost).

They were reporting on the FBI manhunt for the guy believed to be involved in the bombings in New York and New Jersey.

Imagine my utter lack of surprise that his name was Ahmad Khan Rahami.

You could almost see the disappointment on their faces when they reported the suspect was a naturalized US citizen from Afghanistan.

I bet they were bummed the guy wasn’t named Charlie Smith. What a let-down for them that the perp wasn’t a Trump supporter who slithered out of Hillary’s basket of deplorables to commit these bombings.

I wanted to smack myself silly for forgetting to bring my earbuds with me. Listening to Dusty Springfield on my phone is much better for my health than being held hostage by CNN.

When their political analyst came on to discuss how this attack may affect the upcoming debate, I nearly ripped the stupid TV off the wall.

And I’m an ordinarily mild-mannered gal.

This guy droned on about how anybody who wants competence and measured leadership would support Hillary. Only people who are having a knee-jerk reaction to this terror attack would support Trump.

Sure, whatever you say, genius.

When he said Trump doesn’t spend much time talking details, that dickless twit Chris Cuomo actually laughed out loud. He scoffed at the idea that Trump spends any time on details.

I guess Chris didn’t see Trump’s foreign policy speech from last month.

Cuomo decided to sum up the election by saying it is ”Confidence” versus “Competence.” Then his bimbo cohost marveled at how brilliant that observation was.

And at that moment my ears evolved into vestigial appendages out of self-defense.

Who is the fool that willingly tunes in to this nonsense?!

Is the only reason CNN appears in the ratings at all is because helpless people like me are held hostage by them in waiting rooms across the country?!

I thought having to read CNN’s website was bad. But at least when I voluntarily go to their website, I am free to leave whenever I want.

When I finally got called back, I wasn’t at all surprised when the nurse said my blood pressure was slightly elevated. My suggestion that the problem would be solved by turning off CNN was met with stony silence.

If you work at a doctor’s office, please be kind to your patients. Turn CNN off. Let them sit in blissful, quiet peace. We’re all adults and are capable of entertaining ourselves. Don’t force your patients to be held hostage by CNN.

Trust me. It’ll be good for their health.

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5 thoughts on “Held hostage by CNN

  • September 19, 2016 at 11:50 am

    My dentist office has it on all the time. I don’t mind watching 10-15 mins while waiting just so I can remind myself first hand how biased these propagandists are. When they are frothing at the mouth about Trump, it brings an extra smile to my face.

  • September 19, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    You are fortunate that you only suffered twenty minutes!

    I had to spend TWO HOURS waiting for my car to be serviced at the dealership!

    However, being as thoughtful (to myself) as I am, I did turn my chair to face the wall
    while I read my book. The Manager was sympathetic to my action and turned the sound
    down so that only the visual voice was visible at the bottom of the screen.

    Most waiting offices will grant you that curtsey if you ask?

  • September 19, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Airports. Nearly every air terminal large enough to offer TV while you wait is tuned to CNN.

  • September 19, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    I had an appointment at the beginning of this month. I sat in the Endocrinologist’s office trying to unhear CNN. And yeah, I sat there shaking my head and giggled at some point. When I went into the office and got my pressure checked it was 140/90. (It’s normally 115/65 ish) So the nurse said, “Ah, it’s probably just “White Coat Syndrome”. I said, “yeah, uhuh.” lolol.

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