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November 20, 2006

Hotel Chain Blocks CNN

Hotel Chain Blocks CNN

Stoney Creek Hospitality Corp., a Midwest hotel chain, has blocked CNN from the selection of TV channels it provides to guests, claiming that an Oct. 18 report showing Iraqi insurgents shooting U.S. troops was "shocking and repulsive" and "supported terrorism." James Thompson, president of the company, which operates hotels in Missouri, Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, told the Associated Press that he acted in "a moment of conscience." He said his decision to remove CNN from his hotel guest rooms was permanent.

Wild Thing's comment.......

It is always great to know of Americans that support our troops, that appreciate what our military, our troops, our Veterans have done for all of us. I already have posted about what CNN did but I wanted to share this great story with you about what one of the Hotel Chains has done about it as well.

This is their website

I emailed this Inn when I heard the news last week and this is the letter I got back:

The management of Stoney Creek Inns respects and supports diversity of opinion. America's strength comes from the freedoms we embrace. I support the men and women of the United States military, who protect those freedoms. The October 18th broadcast of a terrorist propaganda tape, witnessing the sniper assassinations of American soldiers is an obscenity! A decision of conscience was made.

We continue to offer a variety of news channels for our guests with a wide diversity of coverage.

James H. Thompson
Stoney Creek Hospitality Corporation

Posted by Wild Thing at November 20, 2006 12:47 AM


We need more CEOs like this one.

I notice though, CNN never showed the beheading of Journalists, that must not have been relavant to the war on Terror and we don't want to infuriate the American Public, it might piss them off like 9-11 did.

Posted by: Mark at November 20, 2006 09:20 AM

I also sent an email to express my appreciation for dropping CNN. I will probably never have the opportunity to use Stoney Creek Inns, but I can show appreciation for their blocking CNN by recommending their facilities to some friends of mine who travel a lot.

Posted by: TomR at November 20, 2006 12:01 PM

Mark your right, they never showed those video's and never will. They just keep showing how one sided they are.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 20, 2006 12:13 PM

Tom that is great! Me too I will never get to one of their inns. My traveling days are done, but it sure makes my heart sing to hear about good Americans like this saying no more to CNN.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 20, 2006 12:15 PM

It nice to think that there are still people out there that will stand their ground on important moral issues - sadly it is becoming a rare event these days as we become conditioned into silence.I often lament the passion of the sixties were people gathered in the streets to show their displeasure or disgust. I hope this guy gets lots of support...:):)

Posted by: Lyn in Australia at November 20, 2006 10:04 PM

Hi Lyn, I hope so too. People like this man need to be thanked and appreciated.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 21, 2006 02:56 AM