GOP Rep. Jordan calls for hearing on ‘dangerous’ effort by Dems to cancel Fox News

A pair of California Democrats sent a letter to cable television providers and streaming services last month asking why they carry Fox News Channel and other conservative news outlets.

That move has led to Republicans on Capitol Hill sounding the alarm, including a demand for action issued by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the party’s ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee.

“The scourge of cancel culture”

The lawmaker sent a letter to committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) on Monday requesting that a hearing be held on the “dangerous” effort.

“There is no better issue on which Republicans and Democrats can work together to address in our first full committee hearing than to address the scourge of cancel culture in the United States,” Jordan proclaimed.

He went on to cite examples including the decision of social media giants that kicked former President Donald Trump off their platforms earlier this year.

“Most recently, two Democratic members of Congress wrote to twelve cable companies demanding that they not broadcast certain news networks,” he added.

“Key vectors of spreading misinformation”

Jordan was referencing a letter authored by Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Jerry McNerney (D-CA), both of whom serve on the Energy and Commerce Committee.

In their letter, the lawmakers stated: “Right-wing media outlets, like Newsmax, One American News Network (OANN), and Fox News all aired misinformation about the November 2020 elections.”

The pair went on to complain that these “networks also have been key vectors of spreading misinformation related to the pandemic.”

“A marked departure”

In conclusion, the California Democrats asked the cable providers which “moral or ethical principles” they applied “in deciding which channels to carry or when to take adverse actions against a channel.”

Their words brought a pointed response from Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr, who called the letter “troubling” and a threat to freedom of speech for media companies.

“The concerted effort by Democrats to drive political dissent from the public square represents a marked departure from these First Amendment norms,” he added, going on to call on his colleagues within the Federal Communications Commission to join him “in publicly denouncing this attempt to stifle political speech and independent new judgment.”

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  2. Congress needs to go away and if they continue to go down this path the deplorable Neanderthals will stop them one way or another.

  3. If we wish to keep out heritage alive and well, Freedom of Speech must be maintained. While there are many outlets that I don’t like, I would never suggest any of them be banned. If they give out misinformation, then there are remedies available without silencing dissent or debate. Having had the privilege of living in may areas of the world, I have seen the results of restricting people from voicing their opinions. Please keep out Freedoms alive and well!

    1. AMEN! My husband and I are fed up with what is happening in America today. We have to stand up and protect our rights before we no longer have any. GOD bless America…United we stand divided we fall. We have never been this divided until this administration took over. We pray that the people wake up before it is to late!

      1. The division started when the illegal Muslim president took office and will continue with the no-brain sidekick who’s just taking orders from him now. God help us and God bless America!

  4. DemonRats want stop all opimions that they disagree with, and this request is an example of their anti opinions that they disagree with

  5. Don’t expect “ nadless” Nadler to do anything! He is useless except to cater to the swamp rats ! He should NOT be in charge of anything! He is a fool , and inept!

  6. %hese reps from (where else) California trying to gag anyone who does not agree with them are violating the 1ST amendment something they vowed to enforce

  7. Seems like we are pushing the right buttons. They are really getting mad now.
    For them to even make a statement like that shows just how desperate they really are!

  8. What is happening with our freedom of speech???? We need to keep conservative news channel on!!! We can’t just have liberal news-it is our right of freedom of speech to be able to listen/watch whatever news we want!!! Also what books we read!!! Congress needs to do their job & get busy in the important issues such as important issues about the border& how to stop the flow of illegals!!! We can’t afford to pay for them & we can’t let them take our jobs from legal citizens!!! The illegals should not be out first!!!!

  9. They have the wrong news outlets listed: cnn, msnbc, abc, cbs, nbc all have been putting out fake info for past 4 years. Russia hoax, ukraine phone call impeachment hoax. I REALLY BELIEVE THAT THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA AND DEMOCRAT POLITICIANS WORKED TOGETHER TO DESTROY OUR ELECTION AND PUT EMPTY SUIT JOE BEHIND THE DESK IN THE OVAL OFFICE.

    1. I totally agree. When does the crap stop. California democrats and “the squad” do not run the USA. Washington is nothing but total corruption. Sad for the USA.

  10. One solution vote the Democrats out in 2022 hopefully without election interference, If Democrats continue their pathway of destruction America will have a difficult time to return to the country we all knew. GOD BLESS OUR COUNTRY!!

    1. HB1 will take voting them out, out of the equation. No free and fair elections after that becomes law.

  11. we don’t have to put up with their stupid crap just don’t go along with their ideas what do you think they can do

  12. Commenting about the Second Amendment and having to actually use it to keep our freedom is evidently against the rules on this website. This makes two of my comments that have been stopped. You have bowed down to the communists.

  13. FOX and other conservative news outlets broadcast the TRUTH it is the Demoncrats who are spewing the lies about everything and trying to take our rights away from us.

  14. Stop taking my rights away. I know that the election was stolen by the Democrats . The Democrats are the Nazi amd .eed to be arrested and tried for treason against the Constitution 6

  15. I continue to hear “misinformation” continually used by the left to try and rid the world of conservatism. Not once have I seen proof that there was no election fraud from the left because of their power in the media. I do see oddities in voter counting, videos of individuals rerunning the same ballots over and over. It wouldn’t make any difference to me which side I supported I would like to see the questions asked get honest action. If nothing is wrong then why weren’t recounts allowed, ballots looked at to verity and remove any question of right or wrong.

  16. Where is the Supreme Court in all this. They are suppose to be constitutionalists. We have a constitution and our voting rights are protected. The court should be putting a stop to this, just like they should have listened to the cases against the election steal. I am sick and tired of my tax dollars being wasted paying their’s and the congress’ salaries. They are all compromised.

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