House Dems pressure TV companies to stop airing conservative networks

3 mins read
48

Just when we thought calls for censorship couldn’t get any worse, they do. 

In the latest effort to silence and deplatform conservative voices, two House democrats sent letters to a dozen television broadcasters, urging that they stop airing Fox News, Newsmax and One America News Network. 

One Republican commissioner on the FCC described it perfectly: a “chilling transgression” aimed at destroying the conservative movement.

“Are you planning to continue carrying Fox News, OANN, and Newsmax on your platform both now and beyond the renewal date?” California Reps. Anna G. Eshoo and Jerry McNerney wrote in a letter to the companies. 

“If so, why?” they continued. 

The letters were sent to AT&T, Verizon, Roku, Amazon, Apple, Comcast, Charter, Dish, Cox, Altice, Alphabet and Hulu, the Daily Caller reports. 

They made a list and checked it twice. 

Eshoo and Mcnerney asked the companies what steps they took following the 2020 presidential election “to monitor, respond to and reduce the spread of disinformation, including encouragement or incitement of violence by channels your company disseminates to millions of Americans?” 

The left-wing lawmakers placed blame on the three conservative outlets for spreading disinformation about voter fraud, leading to the Capitol riot on January 6. 

They accused the streaming companies of doing “nothing in response to the misinformation aired by these outlets.” 

Brendan Carr, a Trump-appointed commissioner on the FCC called the letter a “chilling transgression.” 

“I call on my FCC colleagues to join me in publicly denouncing this attempt to stifle political speech and independent news judgment,” Carr said in a statement. 

“The Democrats are sending a message that is as clear as it is troubling – these regulated entities will pay a price if the targeted newsrooms do not conform to democrats’ preferred political narratives.” 

This updated call for conservative censorship comes after a month-long mission by the left to silence any differing viewpoints. Following the Capitol riot, Facebook and Twitter began by banning President Trump and continued temporarily and permanently banning key conservative voices – often with no explanation.

The Big Tech conglomerate also cut access to Parler, removing the platform from all app stores.

This is just another egregious attempt at stripping Americans of their First Amendment right to freedom of speech.

48 Comments

  1. The USA will be no different then communist tv overseas that are heavily censored if the dems that support taking cable right wing leaning stations. 1st amendment!!!! That’s what distinguishes us from the global populations!

  2. Like a teenager, the more the left tries to censor, cancel, and keep Americans away from Conservative talk, the more Americans will run to it.

  3. This is getting really serious. Our rights are being attacked by multiple politicians, companies and other entities from several different directions. If we don’t do something, anything, to protect ourselves, we will end up being ostracized from normal life in America. We won’t be able to work except for the most menial tasks at the lowest wage. We are to become the new “slaves”.

  4. That any congress person should propose this should get them an immediate censure.
    Why are democrats allowed to ignore the constitution?
    It is way past time for this to be openly challenged by the conservatives and the American people. With everything rigged, the people nolonger have a voice.
    There are multiple legal grounds for the SCOTUS to be involved. It is time to shame them into action. They need to quit the martini circuit and get back to listening to the real Americans.

  5. There is a connection between the people being elected from California and the Chinese Communist party. They are financing these candidates. News Media DO YOUR JOB!

  6. I am waiting for the arm & hammer & sikal to be print on the American flag. We will have to walk around with jackets that say on the back censored for being American.

  7. This country is going communist so fast I can’t keep up. J have called and emailed my representatives in congress and Senate to voice my opinion. What else can I do other than vote in the 2022 election to stop this craziness? Any suggestions?

  8. Disgraceful. Further evidence of our shift into communism. It is despicable. They wasted no time making this major shift.

  9. two house democrats have committed serious, capital, transgressions in front of god and the world in broad daylight. WHERE THE HELL IS AMERICA!!!

  10. This is extremely frightening. The Woke far left maniacs want to erase half The population . The supreme court through Trump under the bus Biden is going to throw us out as well . Why are we trying to be Communist China or North Korea what the hell is going on!

  11. This is getting quite frightening. Why do they want us to be like Communist China and North Korea by taking away our first amendment rights. They want half the population to be gone, erased like President Trump. what the heck is going on and how do we stop it? We need powerful people to back A resistance movement to stop this. speak up for us.

  12. It is quite frightening to me that half of America wants to silence the other half since we disagree with each other about how to carry forth. This used to be the home of the brave and the land of the free! I feel it slowly slipping away.😢

  13. Apparently these 2 democratic representatives from California want to turn America into communist China with their censorship. Send these 2 to China if they want to live with censorship.

  14. I just sent the following feedback message to YouTube TV. Maybe others should copy..
    The radical left in Congress is trying to stifle free speech and the 1st amendment by threatening content carriers like YouTube TV.  You should know that I, like probably one half your audience, chose you as my streaming carrier primarily because you carried Fox News, one for the few news shows along with OAN and Newsmax to carry unfiltered and unbiased news reports.  Should your bend to that pressure and only carry government approved propaganda stations like CNN and MSNBC I will immediately cancel my subscription with you.  Under the 1st Amendment, news must remain free to report both sides of controversial issues without censorship from the Government.  If you agree with this blatant censorship, you should stick to China, Russia, and Venezuela as your countries of operation.

  15. TV news has turned into one big tabloid with nothing of substance. Not covering the incessant invasion from our south. Not covering foreign interests undermining our economy and greasing the palms of any of our citizens who will help them overthrow us. We do not watch FOX anymore, they have been groveling for quite some time now. Done with OAN because they are using the big tech platforms for posting. Keeping a close eye on Newsmax to see if they bend to the cretins.

  16. Somebody please tell me why we have a black history month. What about a Native American history month. What about Irish indentured servants month. What about abused women’s month. What about illegal immigrants month. What about a US History month. What about a world History month. What about let’s have a media-free month. Heck, let’s set aside a month for everybody who is so puffed up with self that they cannot get anything done but bask in the memory of their ancestors.

  17. Paranoid blather, typical of Washington Democrats who, like all tyrants, despise the US Constitution and its first amendment rights to freedom of speech, press and religion. The text of the qouted letters bear the mark of the chief aspiring tyrant, Madame Speaker.

  18. There are instances where overzealous Facebook and Twitter employees appeared go farther in restricting free speech than the limits set my their employers–now we know they are in a parasitic relationship.

  19. It is hard to believe that we would allow Congressmen to do something like that without other members of Congress or the Senate going after them. It sounds like blackmail to me. And to be done by Congressmen? A shame but as we are becoming a Communist country very fast, no surprise. The problem is, most of your big companies are just going along with it. If they are putting pressure on FCC, you know they are now going to go after those companies individually. AND we as Americans are allowing it to happen. Wake up people! That first comment said no one wanted to hear from those companies anyway. Where does she think she is. She is in a minority, It is just that the majority are law abiding people and don’t go after people and insult them all of the time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.