During a not-so-planned Emergency Room visit to Broward General Hospital in Broward County, Florida, and after doctors came to the medical conclusion that I had to be admitted to the hospital for a good 2-day dosing of extra strength antibiotics, I took it upon myself to jump onto the desktop computer in my hospital suite, and venture onto the Hospital’s internet system.
After being able to log into the Shark-tank.com site and my Gmail account, I found that the Hospital, which is in large part funded by taxpayer dollars, restricted access to social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter. I get it.
But when I tried to log onto FOX News, I received a message on the screen that the page could not be displayed, because the destination had been blocked.
The coding displayed for why the hospital restricted access to FOX News was that the site was placed on a “Blacklist”.
I thought it was a mistake, so I get trying to log onto the FOX website several more times, but I kept getting the same message.
So, I then attempted to log onto other news sites like Al Jazeera, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, ABC, CBS, and NBC, to see if this was just a fluke occurrence, and found that I was able to access them all without any problem.
I know that Broward County is a liberal stronghold in Florida, and that Democrats control the County Commission, School Board, and the North Broward Hospital District, so is it too much of a stretch to think that this blacklisting of FOX News is by design?
Fast forward to election day (Today), and as I am waiting for my doctor to make his rounds and release me from ‘custody,’ I decided to jump on my laptop, which was brought to me hospital room last night.