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I Won’t Be Made To Listen To Sean Hannity

The following is a letter I wrote to Enterprise Rent-A-Car Chairman and CEO Andrew Taylor. People don’t have to just sit around  and take this kind of stuff.   

Dear Mr. Taylor: 

I recently rented an Enterprise car. I picked up the car at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport. I took your shuttle bus from the terminal to the Enterprise location.  

The radio in the shuttle bus was tuned to a conservative radio program. During my ride to the Enterprise office, the driver was listening to the Sean Hannity show. Mr. Hannity was promoting an upcoming interview of Oliver North.   

I found this frustrating. I was not paying Enterprise to listen to Sean Hannity. I did not complain to the driver because the real issue is that Enterprise allows customers to be subjected to programming they may find offensive. 

It’s clear why a shuttle bus driver would listen to the radio to help him get through the day. I have no problem with that. But surely there is a sports talk show or some music the driver could listen to instead of a show that by its nature is designed to anger some people.  

As a repeat Enterprise customer, I please ask you to review this matter and to realize that not everybody who rents a car is a fan of Oliver North.  

Thank you.

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July 26, 2006 - Posted by | Cincinnati, Lousy People, Politics, Things I've Done

10 Comments »

  1. Not that I like Sean Hannity, his “you’re a great American” line is simply one of the dumbest things I’ve come across, but is the driver not entitled to his own opinion?

    How’s he supposed to know you don’t enjoy listening to Hannity? If he had it tuned to something you preferred would you have complained? If he was doing it maliciously that might be different but you didn’t express your concerns to him.

    Comment by Lazaro | October 14, 2006

  2. Off the clock the driver can do whatever he wants. On the clock, it’s not hard to guess that many people will not like Sean Hannity. He would’ve been just as wrong to listen to Al Franken on the clock

    Comment by neilaquino | October 14, 2006

  3. For better or for worse, Hannity has a pretty big following… I guess it also depends what part of the country on the clock driver was in.

    I guess what I would have done is ask the man directly, especially about that American line and what he thought about it.

    Comment by Lazaro | October 14, 2006

  4. a little late to comment on this one. hannity makes me vomit. he cant possibly believe all the shit he says. he is in it for the money.

    Comment by bill b | April 20, 2007

  5. Late comment!

    You say “the real issue is that Enterprise allows customers to be subjected to programming they may find offensive.” Depending upon where a person comes from and how they have been raised even sports commentary and/or music can be found offensive.

    And another thing… I’m sick and tired of hearing about liberals attempting to control aspects of American lives. Your letter is just another example of this. It is obvious that all you want to do is make it so Enterprise Rent-A-Car drivers are unable to listen to conservitive radio.

    Comment by Reese | July 12, 2008

  6. If you don’t like what the driver has to offer, you are free to hum to yourself, take another bus, or bring along your earplugs. If you are extremely incosiderate of others, you even have the right to ask him to turn it down or off, he has the right to decide whether he will comply with your request or not. Many types of music and sports depending on the commentator would be much more offensive to others than Hannity could be to a liberal. It’s liberals like you that are causing many problems in this nation by stepping on peoples rights by getting government and businesses to restrict the things people can do. A better approach would have been to adopt a bit of humble courage and politely inform him of your request.

    Comment by Al | July 16, 2008

  7. Goodness gracious, you’re on there for how long? a few minutes? This driver has to be on there for how long? Hours a day? Maybe you should have take a lesson in tolerance…

    Comment by Kim | November 18, 2008

  8. Kim–If I said something offensive to you, would you measure how long we spoke or what I said. Would you be glad to pay money to a company to be offended?

    Comment by Neil Aquino | November 18, 2008

  9. This is totally absurd!

    I know you paid Enterprise to get you to your destination and not to listen to Hannity (like you claimed) so what’s the big deal? It’s not like you didnt get to where you’re going just because the driver was listening to someone you wouldnt listen. You still got to your destination, right? And that’s what you paid Enterprise for. From what it looks like, you still got the service you paid for.

    Stop whining about this. There are bigger things worth whining about.

    Comment by Ella | November 20, 2008

  10. Ella–I whine about the bigger things as well.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | November 20, 2008


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