California Democrats push cable carriers to drop Fox News, other conservative networks

Despite the Constitution’s prohibition of laws “abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press,” but that is exactly what some critics believe two congressional Democrats are supporting.

According to reports, U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo and Jerry McNerney, both Democrats from California, are pressuring cable companies to drop Fox News Channel along with a pair of right-wing news outlets.

“Key vectors of spreading misinformation”

The lawmakers sent letters to cable carriers including AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, and Roku, demanding to know why they offer Fox News, One America News Network, and Newsmax TV. As they argued in the letter, these channels are effectively serving as “misinformation rumor mills and conspiracy theory hotbeds that produce content that leads to real harm.”

Eshoo and McNearny went on to accuse the networks of having “aired misinformation about the November 2020 elections” as well as acting as “key vectors of spreading misinformation related to the pandemic.”

Their complaints come in response to last month’s violent riot on Capitol Hill, which the pair of legislators believe was in part incited by reporting and commentary broadcast by the conservative news outlets.

The allegations have not gone unanswered by Fox News, which responded with a sharply worded public statement on the matter.

As the most watched cable news channel throughout 2020, FOX News Media provided millions of Americans with in-depth reporting, breaking news coverage and clear opinion,” the network wrote.

“Should be robust, uninhibited, and wide open”

Additionally, the company issued its pronouncement that lawmakers who “highlight political speech they do not like and demand cable distributors engage in viewpoint discrimination” are setting “a terrible precedent.”

GOP Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr took issue with the letters in a statement of his own.

“What time does the Democrats’ book burning party start?” he asked.

Carr accused Democrats of “sending a message that is as clear as it is troubling — these regulated entities will pay a price if the targeted newsrooms do not confirm to Democrats’ preferred political narratives.”

The FCC chief concluded that public-interest debates “should be robust, uninhibited, and wide open,” describing “the concerted effort by Democrats to drive political dissent from the public square” as “a marked departure from First Amendment norms.”

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    1. We are witnessing exactly how Hitler and Stanlin controlled the media.
      History is in our face and continues to be replayed. These people have no idea of what they are attempting to do. They sold their souls and as a reward from Satan they received poisoned minds. Look into the eyes of these creatures and what you see is evil.

      1. All liars, been trying to brainwash us for years people are waking up sadly not in my stupid state! Masks to me are muzzles and we will need a leash next…dominetrex! Burn the masks not our flag!

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  2. Has anyone noticed that articles like this and on other news sites contain more and more misspelled, miss-used, and wrong words in their sentences? The standard of English is decaying as fast as the government. If they don’t have the level of English skill that has been a trademark of journalism over the past hundred years, what are they doing writing the news?

    1. That is “White privilege” if I ever heard it. Reading, writing and mathematics are racist. I personally don’t know how!

  3. In the name of unity, I would be willing to “drop” Fox and OAN if you have Biden and Kamala and Nancy RESIGN! Seems like a great Idea. Remember UNITY! It also has something to do with FREEDOM OF SPEECH and a lot more of “OUR CONSTITUTION”!

  4. They want to force use in ONLY hearing what they want us to hear/believe and, force their bullsh-t on us and, they have gotten away with so much their convinced they’ll pull this off to, I for see the people saying “F” it they’ve got the system rigged to the point where the only way to put an end to their corrupted sh-t is a civil war, see it coming….

    1. they have to go home sometime and face the people in their area this is getting to far out of hand now it’s time we take back our country we are being sold out to China i’m to the point i don’t trust our people in Washington D.C anymore

  5. These “REPRESENTATIVES” of the people have more Gaul than Hitler, Mussolini, Tojo, and Stalin combined. To put a request like that in writing, they are pretty sure there will be no repercussions against them. The true patriots who envisioned this country are turning in their graves. Every person who has served in the military is vomiting with disgust at these two. Need I say more?

  6. I believe Fox News Newsmax AT&T Roku Apple Google and others should get with their company lawyers and ask them to send these two democrats Ann Eshoo and Jerry McNerney a very stern letter stating that they can take this hair brained idea to shut these networks down will only result in a path that these two democrats would be very sorry in the end to go down. In the mean time Eshoo and McNerney can stick this idea and threat where the sun does not shine.

    1. i bet all the democrat people are sorry they voted for those two not unless they are stupid blind all i can say is they really messed up this country

  7. These people need to keep their sorry decisions out of our life. Stop telling normal people what to do. Government run by Biden and the Democrats is a disaster. Some expected things to get better. Sorry folks. Banning people from things that have nothing to do with these politicians that they have no understanding of is just plain nonsense. Get educated before running their pothole. They just blurt out things and then expect people to believe and listen. No. Not me.

  8. The cable companies better understand the sleeze bag democrat politicians are not paying the cable companies bills. We the people are and they would be wise to recognise that fact.

  9. The attention better will be canceling contacts with all companies that would do this. The second thing is to rally against paid political people who do not support the people and ALL people of their districts.

  10. If they ever do that I would cancel my cable service or have it reduced to a bare minimum. I have Comcast right now but they better not listen to these nut cases who do not want the true be known. I know many people who are brain washed by these leftist because they are easily led by this nonsence.

  11. Freedom of speech only apply to their side; it is amazing how little these so-called experts know so little about history and the one mind news. All ultimately crash and burn because like a single winged do-do bird they end up disappearing up their own kiester. In fact that is where this pair belongs.

    1. Eloise AT&T, Verizon, CitiCard, bank of America Wells Fargo just to name a few bank role CNN and the other so called network.

  12. Networks CNN,MSNBC,CBS ABC if they spent their time reporting fair and balanced new, there would be no problem,but they say they do but in reality, they don’t,they cater to the Democratic ideas and if we had our way we’d shut these networks down, but here again we are talking about the 1st amd that is very important, our fore fathers were thinking way ahead when the Constution was writen. Now if these networks had real leaders,which they don’t, i all boils down to power&money.l

  13. If all of these damn democrats try to remove FOX NEWS from TV then I know that FOX NEWS will have one hell of a law sue against them.

  14. Dems do not care about anyone but themselves. Vote in 2 years and vote Republican. People are sick and tired of the lying, cheating, and bullying by the Dems. Vote and get your relatives/friends to vote Republican. Have poll watchers so the Dems have to follow the law. ALSO … NO mail in voting … people can vote early but NO mail in voting. NO is nada, none, no, no, no, no
    mail in voting.

  15. Anything put out by Democrats is automatically considered misinformation until verified by outside sources! Anything that has been attacked by MSM or tech conglomerates should be protected from their illegal and unconstitutional actions.

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