Standing by when Fox News is shown on public TVs normalizes its poison.
Join our campaign to denormalize Fox News
Ask to Change The Channel
When encountering Fox News on public televisions – hotels, office lobbies, restaurants - ask someone to “change the channel.” Appeal by explaining that Fox News radiates hostility that isn't good for a public place or business.
Get Started With These Training Videos
We don't want to generate anger.
No politics or trying to argue any facts except "inarguables." While it might feel good to try to recite facts, realistically, it won’t be successful and will only raise the temperature of the conversation.
Don't ask for a change to CNN or MSNBC, or any cable news channel.
Don't record your actual Change The Channel conversation.
And please, don't post on social media-- instead, map your "ask" (see below). Yelp or Google that name people or businesses. Social media blowback will not help this movement.
Be positive, be friendly. Your main appeal is that Fox News radiates anger that can’t be good for a public place. Value-based "inarguables" can be used (like "a house divided against itself cannot stand")
Remember that the idea is to get the business to change the channel to almost anything else - sports, home and garden, soap operas…
Make a personal commitment that you WILL ask to change the channel at the next opportunity.
Printable Support Tools
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Here’s a ‘leave behind’ double-sided sheet to print out, cut up, and leave with the person you asked to Change The Channel.
Use this "pocket pointers" sheet to improve your success rate as you approach people with the Change the Channel message.
If there's a company policy regarding
channels on public screens, use these
to send to management.
Thank you for being part of this movement. Please, spread the word to activist friends about DDAD and the Change The Channel campaign.