watching big brother watching you

hospital patients forced to watch tv you can’t turn off.

when thousands of nhs hospital patients were offered television sets beside their beds as part of a deal with a private company, it was billed as a triumph for the government’s drive towards “patient power”. the only problem, as the department of health acknowledged yesterday, was that the patients lacked the power to turn the sets off. the TVs were not equipped with an off switch, and cast their flickering light for a fixed 15 hours a day. […]
their captive audience includes 17,500 patients in 32 hospitals across the country which were among the first to adopt proposals in the nhs plan to provide more modern facilities, including a wide range of cable TV and radio stations.”

awesome! whats the english equivalent to a “schildbuerger streich”?

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