There are a lot of good reasons to go to the gym, of course. But one that doesn't automatically factor into my calculus is that each elliptical trainer, treadmill, etc., has its own TV. This helps me, even though I listen to music, as I can watch the Giants, or whatever sports program is being aired.
Others watch what they choose. And though I can't hear the audio for any of those sets, it's also pretty obvious what's going on.
And the lesson - which of course, I didn't need to 'learn' - is that America may have no bigger idiot than Sean Hannity. Rush Limbaugh may have more listeners, Ann Coulter may say far more egregious things, and Glenn Beck's IQ is probably actually lower than Hannity's, but there's no bigger doofus, no larger hypocrite with as wide an audience as Sean Hannity.
I will add this - I can't really watch MSBNBC either, for as much as I love Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann, there's no pretense that it's unfiltered 'news' -- and that bias gets a bit burdensome. But at least they're pretty open about it. (And for those who criticize MSNBC, I will say that they give a Republican (Joe Scarborough) three HOURS in the morning. No liberal gets their own show on Fox, let alone the entire morning.) From what I can tell, Hannity still pretends - or heaven forbid, actually believes - that he's telling the truth, the unbiased, unfiltered facts. And nothing could be more wrong.
Except Sean Hannity, and the people who watch and listen to him.