After attempting to dismantle free-speech platform Parler, Democrats are focusing their attention on some new targets: Fox News, OANN (One America News Network) and Newsmax.
Democratic House Representatives Anna Eshoo and Jerry McNerney released a letter to the press Monday directed towards cable news providers AT&T, Verizon, Roku, Amazon, Apple, Comcast, COX, Charter, Dish, Altice, Alphabet and Hulu. The letter contains accusatory statements which question the “ethics” of these networks and their so-called spread of “misinformation, disinformation, conspiracy theories and lies.”
“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”, says the letter, which cites a variety of Democrat sources.spent years spewing misinformation about American politics. It calls out Fox Network for spending “years spewing misinformation about American politics”.
Ironically, CNN, MSNBC, ABC and other leftist run networks have pushed misinformation about American politics for years, especially since former President Donald Trump entered office. They constantly reported on a phony Russia collusion hoax for years and spent countless hours pushing that narrative as fact when it was entirely false. The witch-hunt they led in regards to Trump, his family and his administration was the most aggressive the world has seen in American politics. Despite that, Trump didn’t go after these networks because our Constitution grants the right to free speech.
Now that Democrats hold the Presidency, House and Senate, what exactly constitutes “free-speech” has changed according to them. Democrat politicians and journalists believe there is only one side, and it is whatever story they themselves are pushing that puts Democrats in a positive light. They labeled a Hunter Biden investigation false and criticized so-called “Conservative-leaning” networks for reporting on anything related to the topic. Post election, leftist networks revealed that there was, in fact, an investigation into Joe Biden’s son since 2018.
The bias is absolutely off the charts. Governor Andrew Cuomo and the nursing home cover-up has barely been discussed on leftist networks, especially CNN where the the Governor’s younger brother Chris Cuomo is a broadcast journalist.
Republicans in Congress have issued statements of utter disapproval in response to Democrats letter calling out the networks.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Brendan Carr, labeled the letter a “chilling transgression of the free speech rights that every media outlet in this country enjoys” and an attempt to “stifle political speech and independent news judgment”.
Both Democratic representatives responsible for the ridiculous letter to media heads are senior members of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. They will be holding a hearing this Wednesday to discuss the matter.