‘Fox Blocker’ Maker Gets Death Threats

You might think that the nice folks who watch Fox News channel on cable would support free enterprise.

Not so.

Sam Kimery is a guy who makes a little $8.95 device the size of a thumb that you screw into your cable supply and which then blocks the Fox channel. If I had a TV, and if I had cable, I might well want one to protect my children.

No one forces you to buy one, no one forces you to install one. And only about 100 people have bought them. But that, and a little news coverage, was enough to bring the Foxers out in force:

Yahoo! News – Man Sells Device That Blocks Fox News: The Tulsa, Okla., resident also has received thousands of e-mails, both angry and complimentary — as well as a few death threats.

“Apparently the making of terroristic threats against those who don't share your views is a high art form among a certain core audience,” said Kimery, 45.

Sounds like something you would read at Orcinus.

Update: What is it with death threats? Couldn't be something in the news, could it?

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23 Responses to ‘Fox Blocker’ Maker Gets Death Threats

  1. Jonathan says:

    The biggest problem, of course, is that we don’t know who the murderous whackos are until they act.

    We know who’s inciting them, and we know what they’re saying. But we don’t know who will go off the deep end.

    It’s a problem for law enforcement, unfortunately.

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  4. Jonathan says:

    Anyone who comes across a threat or solicitation to violence can report it:

    Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Investigative Operations:
    (Judge Greer is a judge in Pinellas County, Florida)

    Telephone: (727) 582-6484
    E-mail: kquire@pcsonet.com

    You can find your local FBI office here:
    http://www.fbi.gov/contact/fo/fo.htm

    You can submit tips online here:
    https:/tips.fbi.gov

  5. Fred says:

    What a great compliment to FOX News………..flattery is what again? Why does FOX NEWS allow CNN to advertise on their network? Because THEY DONT CARE, and CNN is desparate to pay them for the advertizing. FOX is #1 for a reason, and Americans have made them just that. Funny how liberals (like the ones who were willing to have sex to buy votes) are willing to try ANYTHING, and how these same people CHERISH our 1ST Ammendment AS LONG as it works their way. If not, then they want some post WW2 Russian ideals……..funny isn’t it? Well not really, rather a pathetic dying cause………Matt

  6. Richard Smith says:

    This is got to be the best thing invented, but also there is a devise called TV-begone you can use in public places Like doctors offices and resturants ect. can turn off fox news stations and stop the prop.
    R.Smith………Lets beat the Nazi’s again

  7. Bill DubbleU says:

    This is hilarious. Has anyone figured out that the device is NOT a fox blocker but just a channel blocker. When you order (and I didn’t order), you have to select what channel to block. I think I’ll order one to block the CBS news channel. Then, I guess it’s a CBS blocker.

    When the left has no options remaining but to block content they are opposed to, you know they have nothing to offer and we are RIGHT.

    I think I’ll put the ABC blocker, CBS blocker, CNN blocker on my web site.

  8. Mark Jeffries says:

    CNN doesn’t advertise on Fox News Channel. Your local cable system may insert a CNN promo during local ad time on FNC because they haven’t sold any advertising for that break. I can assure you that CNN’s not buying time on FNC and vice versa.

    And FNC is number one only in terms of cable–more people still watch the dinner hour newscasts on the Big 3 *combined* than watch FNC. Finally, let me point out that 225 million Americans *don’t* watch FNC–just like 200 million Americans *don’t* listen to Rush Limbaugh.

  9. Jones says:

    The right wing hackjobs at Fox are probably dumbfounded over this thing. For the first time ever a device has been billed as being a blocker built specifically for a news channel…Fox obviously had to do something to garner this kind of attention/backlash, wait, that something was giving O’Reilly a forum to shout at people from!

  10. rbelkin says:

    Fox does NOT allow CNN to advertise on it knowingly. Both networks do it by buying LOCAL ad insertions – technically they are not supposed to do that but money is money …

  11. Jeff says:

    Brilliant. A notch-filter. Wow. Sam Kimery, you are truly a genius. Anyone who buys this because
    they haven’t figured out how to use the channel block on their TV deserves to loose $9.

  12. Jeff says:

    From above:

    ==>The biggest problem, of course, is that we don’t know who the murderous whackos are until they act. We know who’s inciting them, and we know what they’re saying. But we don’t know who will go off the deep end. It’s a problem for law enforcement, unfortunately.

    Some here seem to have forgotten a few things, such as the professor who faked racially motivated hate vandalism and faking death threats for Churchill’s speech organizers (last five paragraphs).

    Remember – if the report serves the cause of demonizing people on the right, its fair to assume that it’s a hoax by a lefty.

  13. John says:

    Once again proving my point that the American Left is not too bright.

    Just change the channel.

    Death threats? Yah, sure. And there are aliens in your toaster, conspiracy freak.

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  15. Steve says:

    John:

    It’s a joke, geddit? Geeze — do we have to diagram it for you?

    And the Right accuses the Left of lacking humor.

  16. russ says:

    So liberal whiner Sam Kimery who apparently has a problem with free speech is now claiming that there are death threats against him…

    Since Kimery is a know liberal which also means a pathological liar, how does anyone know that there have actually been death threats against this leftist ass-clown?

  17. matt says:

    “Brilliant. A notch-filter. Wow. Sam Kimery, you are truly a genius. Anyone who buys this because
    they haven’t figured out how to use the channel block on their TV deserves to loose $9.”

    anyone who spells “lose” as “loose” is really the brilliant one

    fucking idiot

  18. lowreview says:

    Anyone not smart enough to use a remote control deserves his own fate. If you dont have a remote, a small child, broom, or shoe will dot he trick as well. this guy simply designed a devise which wastes valuable Chinese labor.

  19. lowreview says:

    Anyone not smart enough to use a remote control deserves his own fate. If you dont have a remote, a small child, broom, or shoe will dot he trick as well. this guy simply designed a devise which wastes valuable Chinese labor.

  20. Neil says:

    I hope everyone saying “just change the channel!” will stick to that mantra the next time Howard Stern comes under fire from the FCC.

  21. Emilio says:

    What I find so amazing is that one wants to let anyone believe in thier vaules there is the far left pushing thier on the public the far right pushing right back. I want the Fox News Channel what i believe is what I believe I don’t need anyone to teach or force me a believe thier idea. Add as far as the blocker delete the channel from your TV or block it on your cable box there is no need to spend 8.95.

  22. Steve says:

    While I believe in capitalism in America, and applaud the person that’s selling these little filters, it’s worth noting that anyone that buys one is a fool. Yeah! Did you know that all you have to do is call and ask your cable provider to filter out a channel, and they’ll do it for free?! My cable company doesn’t charge a trip or installation charge to install the filter, but will charge if I request it to be removed later.

    As a parent that cares what my children view when I’m not around the TV, I can understand why someone would want to block certain channels they feel is offensive, or undesirable. I know that if all you have is a TV without a cable box, your only choice is to call and have the channel filtered out, unless you own a TV with the V-chip installed. Most of your modern digital cable and satellite boxes allow for parental control too.

    I have mixed feelings about the Howard Stern issue. I would partially agree with the comment made about Howard Stern, but at the same time I go back to the parental thing… As a parent, how do I monitor what I feel is acceptable listening for my children? I don’t like the guy (Howard) or the content of his show. Yes, I’ve heard it and I just changed the channel because they don’t have filters for your radio yet. I do believe that FCC rules should be followed, and should be followed by all that are on the public airwaves.

    Bottom line is, if you want to spend the money on something you can get for free (when you don’t want to change the channel) then do it! I don’t like the distortion of news that’s being delivered by ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, CSPAN, PBS… should I go on?!

    As a liberal, progressive, centrist or what ever you want to call yourself, if you’re that threatened by FOX then perhaps you can be thankful all you’ll need to do is spend $8.95 for just ONE filter. It’s a good thing that those of us in the “right” thinking know we don’t have to spend a dime to buy any filters… we’ll just change the channel!!! Go ahead, send FOX news a message and buy that filter.

    It was once said “There’s a sucker born every minute!”

  23. SamK says:

    Regarding the comment from
    “….it’s worth noting that anyone that buys one is a fool. Yeah! Did you know that all you have to do is call and ask your cable provider to filter out a channel, and they’ll do it for free?! My cable company doesn’t charge a trip or installation charge to install the filter, but will charge if I request it to be removed later….”

    Since “Steve” doesn’t bother to keep informed about such things, not all cable providers are as forthcoming about their “block on request” policy, as promised by their industry group literature.

    We’re compiling a log of messages from ordinary folks that have requested the obligatory channel-blocking (at no charge, “Stevo”, per industry group promises) and will be presenting such on the http://www.foxblocker.com website shortly, along with some audio excerpts of our encounters with the cable system “welshers” on these promises.

    The fact of the matter is most cable subscribers are required ot pay for the party-political propaganda spewed by Fox ‘News’, whether they like it or not. We at Foxblocker.com think the financial burden for this crap should be shouldered by those that need it and/or the cable system operators that profit from it.

    We’ve stopped selling the Foxblocker filters, and are helping folks get this service for freee, as is obligated by the industry group NCTA. So, “Steve”, you can shove it, rotatating in the direction of your choice: you and yours are f**king stooges to the lunatic wrong-wing fringe, as if anyone was unaware. The Foxblocker crank awaits your toothless gums, biotch!

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