Two Democrat Members of Congress used their authority as elected representatives to target some of the few media outlets that do NOT pull punches in reporting news critical of the left.
Nice First Amendment protections you’ve got there, be a shame if something happened to them.
It might still seem too ‘on-the-nose’ to attack the right-leaning media outlets directly. Instead, they are targeting the corporations who distribute them.
Under the guise of targeting ‘misinformation’, they are singling out right-of-center news outlets for retributive action.
If they don’t want to hear criticism from the right, here’s a slapdown or two for them from the political left:
It’s just a fact that the people who spent the last 4 years claiming to be so very worried about authoritarianism are absolutely committed to using their new power as the majority party to censor their adversaries off both the internet & cable using bullying tactics like this: https://t.co/aycybk9Uvx
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) February 22, 2021
If you would like to know how Dems would react if the ‘shoe were on the other foot’, we have an example here:
Any way you slice it, you’re authoritarians who don’t like getting exposed for who you are and what you believe. You had ZERO concern about the FBI fabricating evidence to criminalize an innocent man, General Flynn, nor did you have the slightest qualms about the nation’s oldest daily paper, the New York Post, being censored by Big Tech goons.
Never letting a ‘crisis go to waste’, as the saying goes, they are brazenly attempting to exploit recent events to shut down voices critical of their leftist worldview.
FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr slammed the effort by California Reps. Anna Eshoo and Jerry McNerney as a “chilling transgression” of free speech, Mediate reported.
“The concerted effort by Democrats to drive political dissent from the public square represents a marked departure from these First Amendment norms,” Carr said in a statement.
…In his statement, Carr said Democrats were sending a “troubling” message that “regulated entities will pay a price if the targeted newsrooms do not conform to Democrats’ preferred political narratives.”
“This is a chilling transgression of the free speech rights that every media outlet in this country enjoys,” he said.
The FCC head that the lawmakers’ demands to know how private companies decide which channels to carry “cannot be reconciled with bedrock principles of free speech and journalistic freedom.”
“I call on my FCC colleagues to join me in publicly denouncing this attempt to stifle political speech and independent news judgment,” he said. — NewYorkPost
If he believed this to be a new tactic, he was mistaken.
This was the goal all along, ever since MediaMatters published their white paper ‘War Plan 2017’. When Trump was still President-Elect, they were already trying to push a narrative that Trump’s supporters were ‘fake news’ (their words), and that ‘disinformation’ on social media would be targeted and suppressed by various means that were still in their infancy at the time. We now know it as ‘cancel culture’.
This was the same document that explicity stated they were going to perpetually harass Trump with negative reporting, with endless lawsuits, and do everything they could to ensure they ‘delegitimized’ President Trump. Again, we stress that he was still referred to in this document as President-Elect Trump.
Read more about that document here: How BOTH Trump Impeachments Stem From ONE Strategy Predating His Inauguration
Yours truly discussed this topic on a TV interview here:
Promoting truly conservative, patriotic media is a must for those who love this nation.
We cannot rely on corporate media.
We’re panned by Big Tech.
Many in “rightwing media” are failing us.
— JD Rucker (@JDRucker) February 13, 2021
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