I'm in Anchorage AK and just spent 30 minutes on the internet and phone to cancel one night at Captain Cook Hotel while listening to FOX to get news about Netanyahu election in Israel.
My husband's medical crisis while on vacation landed us here in Anchorage at Providence Alaska Medical Center. I'm staying at Hickle House, a nice 3-story place like Motel 6, provided next door to the hospital by the Sisters of Providence at a reasonable price.
Great--thank you. But I have no access to MSNBC or CNN in my room. MSNBC is listed but is blank with the message "Premium channels are not available with this package." CNN isn't even on the list.
The cable provider is GCI. It offers peaceful Alaska photos one one channel and Discovery, History, Hallmark Channels along with channels of game shows, talk shows, PBS, and sports.
The only news channels listed (besides non-available MSNBC) are FOX, One America, local CBS NBC and ABC channels (mostly talk during the day), and three other semi-news channels KTBY, KYES, and KAKM.
Thus, in order to find breaking news about the election in Israel, I am reduced to listening to FOX.
Here's what their guys are talking about:
**Obscene dismissal of Christine Blasey Ford testimony, adulation of Kavanaugh.
**"Mayor Pete Silent on Horrific Abortion."
**"Many Dems Find Religion as Election Nears"
**Joe Biden is routinely referred to as "sleepy, creepy, etc Joe."
The main topic of discussion is the NYT story about the book on Kavanaugh's approval for the Supreme Court. According to FOX, that charge is baseless because the victim has no memory of Kavanaugh exposing himself to Yale student to ridicule her at a party.
After 20 minutes, FOX mentions that she was drunk. Yes, drunk people don't remember things that occurred while they were under the influence. And FOX completely discounts the report of witness Max Steger.
The FOX focus is poor Kavanaugh being subjected to this false testimony. After all, "he's a father of little girls."
I was plowing along stoically with the medical crisis and phone calls, What reduced me to tears was trying to cancel the Captain Cook Hotel while listening to Fox News.
No wonder Alaska voted for Trump with this propaganda as it's only news source--except for the Anchorage Daily News and going online to read the forbidden New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Timeset veterans.
Maybe if the hospital and guest hotel were not run by Catholic nuns, I'd have a better chance of accessing MSNBC and CNN.