Liberals often claim that conservatives watch too much of the Fox News Channel. “Think outside the Fox” (a pun on “think outside the box") has been a bumper sticker saying since at least 2004.
A similar saying—“Annoy a conservative—think for yourself” --has also been cited in print since 2004.
Wikipedia: Fox News Channel
Fox News Channel (FNC), commonly referred to as Fox or Fox News, is a cable and satellite news channel owned by the Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of News Corporation. As of April 2009, it is available to 102 million households in the United States and further to viewers internationally, broadcasting primarily out of its New York City studios.
The channel was created by Australian-American media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who hired Roger Ailes as its founding CEO. The channel was launched on October 7, 1996 to 17 million cable subscribers. The channel slowly rose to prominence in the late 1990s. In terms of regular viewers (Nielsen ratings), Fox News rates as the United States’ most watched cable news channel, ahead of CNN and MSNBC.
Many observers have asserted that both Fox’s news reporting and its political commentary promote conservative political positions. Fox News Channel maintains that its political commentary and news reporting operate independently of each other and denies any bias in its news reporting.
$5.00 Bumper Sticker: Think Outside the Fox
("Torn off Faux News")
(Oxford English Dictionary)
colloq. outside the box: outside or beyond the realm of orthodox, unimaginative thought or conventional practice; usually in to think outside the box: to think creatively or in an unorthodox manner. Also out-of-the-box: creative, original, unorthodox. Similarly (occas.) inside the box.
With allusion to a puzzle in which the aim is to connect the nine dots of a square grid with four straight lines drawn continuously, without pen leaving paper; the solution is only possible if some of the lines extend beyond the border of the grid.
1975 Aviation Week & Space Technol. 14 July 9 We must step back and see if the solutions to our problems lie outside the box.
1984 Fortune 6 Feb. 114/3 He tells his managers to be ‘cross-functional’ and to ‘think outside the box’ of their own specialty.
Playing with boys
By Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press
I arrived at the house, and sure enough, his Sonata was parked in the driveway, covered with bumper stickers: “THINK OUTSIDE THE FOX”; “RUSH LIMBAUGH REPUBLICAN STONER”; “WORLD PATRIOT.”
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Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 19:58:30 -0400
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Subject: Re: HELL NO WE WON’T GO
Please. Look and think outside the FOX.
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Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Think outside the Fox