Fox News and McDonald's are both magnets for controversy. Both of
them have featured prominently in several documentaries, and they both
get blood boiling across the country. So put them together, and you're
bound to incite arguments.
Proof of that hypothesis came this weekend when self-proclaimed
liberal Craig Lechner took his kids to a McDonald's outpost in his home
town of Fair Lawn, in northern New Jersey. Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch
reports that, after ordering his food, Lechner discovered Fox News was playing
on the TV inside the restaurant. Lechner, remembering that the channel
had recently showcased a violent suicide, and not wanting to expose his
young children to violence, asked the owner of the McDonald's, Sebastian
Lentini, to change the channel.
But Lentini refused. He said he was enjoying watching Fox News. So
Lechner got angry. He started video-taping his interaction with Lentini.
In the resulting video, Lechner again asks Lentini to turn off the TV,
noting that the program was discussing war. Then, when Lentini refuses yet again, Lechner says, "I can't wait to put this on The Huffington Post!"