Veterans are outraged after a KMPH FOX 26 News investigation reveals the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Fresno was caught blocking the “Fox News Channel” from a hospital waiting room.
Is it a mistake or something more?
Veteran Bob McLaughlin says, “It was just beyond amazement because I know Fox News has been pretty heavy on any of the government things coming out, especially the Veteran Affairs Hospital scandal.”
McLaughlin says he went to the hospital to check it out for himself.
McLaughlin says, “An employee came by and I said can you do me a favor. I said there is a story coming up on Fox News I’d like to hear, can you please switch it over to Fox News. He said sure. He went over and said I believe that’s 17. Three times it just jumped over 17 and he said I guess we don’t have it anymore. He said I don’t know what’s going on.”
Because the VA Hospital in Fresno and other VA Hospitals and clinic across the country operate with the help of your tax dollars, no matter what side of the fence you’re on it brings into question Freedom of Speech and censorship.
VA Hospital Chief of Public Affairs Director Sheryl Grubb says. “Thanks to you, yes we found out that Fox News was blocked out from one of waiting areas. It was just a misunderstanding. We’ve had a lot of veterans with diverse personalities. A lot of veterans complaining about one news station or the other, so the intent was really to be fair and equitable and take all stations off.”