While in town last week to film a special show on Madison's unsolved murder cases, Fox News host Greta Van Susteren stumbled across another alleged scandal: Televisions in the Dane County Regional Airport are not allowed to broadcast Fox News.
Van Susteren wrote on her blog: "I am in the airport in Madison and an employee in uniform just came up to me and said, 'You did not hear this from me, but we can't watch Fox in this airport.'" She was told this decree came from an unnamed Dane County Board supervisor.
"It's pretty funny," laughs airport spokeswoman Sharyn Wisniewski. "It's not true."
Wisniewski confirms that the airport airs only CNN in its public waiting areas. But she calls this "something of an industry standard," not a mandate from any county supervisor.
The airport is now weighing whether to purchase CNN's special "airport channel," which packages news stories and weather reports relevant to airline travelers.
Televisions elsewhere in the airport, "in the concession areas, including restaurants and retail shops, or in offices, can be tuned to other channels," says Wisniewski, "including Fox."