Democrats are continuing their mission to silence conservatives. They have branded us terrorists. They have driven us largely from social media. They have marginalized us in every way possible — or so we thought. Now, the Left wants to get Fox News taken off the air, presumably just because Donald Trump likes it.
Reps. Anna Eshoo and Jerry McNerney, both from California, sent letters on Monday to cable and streaming services demanding that Fox and other channels be removed from the airwaves. These two members of the House Energy and House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology question the “ethical principles” of TV stations that dare show news that is aimed at non-liberal audiences.
“Some purported news outlets have long been misinformation rumor mills and conspiracy theory hotbeds that produce content that leads to real harm,” the letter falsely claims. “Misinformation on TV has led to our current polluted information environment that radicalizes individuals to commit seditious acts and rejects public health best practices, among other issues in our public discourse.”
Then, the Democrats launch into a major lie — that Fox News and other conservative-leaning stations are directly responsible for the violence at the January 6 protest, where numerous Democrats were arrested as part of the alleged pro-Trump rebel army. Eshoo and McNerney ask providers if they have taken action against conservative-leaning stations that report the news:
Have you taken any adverse actions against a channel, including Fox News, Newsmax, and OANN, for using your platform to disseminate disinformation related directly or indirectly to the November 3, 2020 elections, the January 6, 2021 Capitol insurrection, or COVID-19 misinformation?
The letter was sent to Comcast, Verizon, Amazon, Google, Hulu, Apple, and even Roku and asks them to justify why they offer channels like OANN, Fox News, and Newsmax TV — all favorites of President Trump’s.
This is a clear attempt to silence conservative voices — and to further punish President Trump for serving his country. The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology plan to hold a hearing entitled “Fanning the Flames: Disinformation and Extremism in the Media.” So buckle up. Democrats plan to make the next four years a very bumpy ride.