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Boycott Response from McDonalds

Thank you to JoeTheVoter for the following response from McDonald’s, regarding restaurants required to air Fox News Channel on their in-store TVs.

Hello Paul:

Thank you for taking the time to contact McDonald’s. We truly appreciate customer feedback and welcome this opportunity to share some information with you.

As you may not know, approximately 85 percent of McDonald’s restaurants are owned and operated by independent business people. As independent owners, McDonald’s franchise owners have the authority to make certain operating decisions as they relate to their McDonald’s restaurant operations. As such, the decision regarding content shown on televisions in restaurants, is a local restaurant decision and is not mandated by McDonald’s.

Again, thank you for contacting McDonald’s. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon under the Golden Arches.

Malcolm
McDonald’s Customer Response Center

This does not excuse the fact that McDonald’s is not taking a stand against hate and race baiting by allowing these restaurants to air only FNC propaganda, regardless of customer wishes.

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The McBoycott

mcboycott_200x200Why boycott McDonalds, beside the simple fact that their food is largely regarded as being unhealthy? McDonalds restaurants, in some areas including Missouri and Kansas (UPDATE: similar report from Florida), have agreed to place large TVs in their restaurants with the proviso that they broadcast Fox News and only Fox News. One manager explained that it’s corporate policy. A Regional Director for McDonald’s stated that TVs were being placed in all McDonald’s in a five state region. Danya Proud, spokesperson for McDonald’s USA, denied that it is corporate policy, but that it may be a regional or franchise policy.

While the aforementioned sources are from 2008, and FoxNation.com has bashed McDonalds for their “black” web site last year, similar complaints still come in via email. One person reported nice 50″ plasma TVs in at least five McDonald’s franchises, with different owners. The writer was told that they “have to keep it on” and that FNC is the only channel listed in the menu, or in a channel search.

One solution: TV-B-Gone

McDonald’s Contact Information:

McDonald’s Corporation
2111 McDonald’s Dr
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Update: Additional Twitter accounts

Update: Even more Twitter accounts

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