Fair Lawn McDonald's Customer Clarifies Reasons for Going Public

Craig Lechner, the McDonald's customer who objected to Fox News being shown while he ate, has issued a statement.

Craig Lechner, the McDonald's customer who confronted the owner of the Broadway McDonald's because he felt its television programming was inappropriate for children, has issued a response to clarify his decision to go public with the incident and his contention that it was not politically motivated.

How I vote in elections, did not affect my decision to confront the manager, and my reason would have been identical if they were playing CNN, MSNBC, or any content clearly not meant for children. What you see on the video is an angry Dad, confronting a McDonald's owner for breaking his promise. I asked nicely several times. Moments before the video the owner assured me he would turn it off the TV if violent material came on. When explicit content came on, and the owner refused to turn it off and then mocked my by saying he "enjoyed it," I got angry and you can see the result. 

I did not go into McDonalds to get into a fight. I wasn't looking for a gotcha moment. My kids like the place and so do I, on occasion. I did lose my temper and I acknowledge I am not a perfect parent. But I am not also an idealogue or an activist nor have I asked for a boycott of Fox News or McDonald's. I seek no fame. What you see is a Dad protecting his kids. Those who wish to make this a partisan issue fail to see the point. This is a common sense issue that has to do with playing age appropriate material at kid's restaurant.

--Craig Lechner


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BellairBerdan October 13, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Or the owner could have changed the channel for a few minutes and not have lost a customer
GSP135 October 13, 2012 at 04:30 AM
Exactly! The biggest threat to the children is their father's behavior (not a news program). When I go eat with my son we NEVER listen to television-we have what is called CONVERSATION. If you don't like what is on TV go sit where you can't see or hear it. What a drama queen!
Art Penrose October 16, 2012 at 02:14 AM
Another liberal who just can't understand why the world doesn't revolve around him... Good riddance.
Turd Ferguson October 26, 2012 at 06:08 PM
What a m0ron.
Turd Ferguson October 26, 2012 at 06:46 PM


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