Democrats are drunk with power now that Joe Biden is in the White House.
The corporate press is helping them push all kinds of radical policy goals.
And now House Democrats drafted one letter that could bring “1984” to life.
It wasn’t enough for Democrats to get Donald Trump banned from every single social media platform under the sun.
Now Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are openly pushing to have conservative news outlets dropped from cable providers.
US. Representatives Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Jerry McNerney (D-CA) wrote a jaw-dropping letter to AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, and many other companies that urged them to drop right-leaning channels for “misinformation.”
The unhinged congress members wrote:
“To our knowledge, the cable, satellite and over-the-top companies that disseminate these media outlets to American viewers have done nothing in response to the misinformation aired by these outlets…Are you planning to continue carrying Fox News, OANN and Newsmax on your platform both now and beyond the renewal date? If so, why?”
Of course, leftist networks like MSNBC and CNN were not taken to task for their fake news such as the Russian collusion hoax and all the stories that sprang from it.
The threatening letter continued:
“What steps did you take prior to, on and following the Nov. 3, 2020, elections and the Jan. 6, 2021, attacks to monitor, respond to and reduce the spread of disinformation, including encouragement or incitement of violence by channels your company disseminates to millions of Americans?”
Eshoo and McNerney are either cynical politicians who are fishing for name recognition, or they’re zealots who are testing the waters to see how much headway they can make with this fascistic move.
Either way, they’re despicable politicians who need to be called out, and that’s what one commissioner of the FCC said.
Brandon Carr said in a statement to The New York Times:
“Today, two senior Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee selectively targeted a handful of news media outlets for their coverage of political events…By writing letters to the cable providers and other regulated entities that carry these news media outlets, the Democrats are sending a message that is as clear as it is troubling—these 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.”
Democrats are authoritarians and they’re attempting to merge their authority with corporations to enforce policy goals that they could never do legislatively.
Big tech already did their bidding by banning Trump, neutering Parler, and shadow-banning conservatives and censoring conservatives who haven’t yet run afoul of the arbitrary platform terms of service.
The authoritarian Left is the true threat to this country, and this letter to the big cable providers shows exactly why.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any developments in this ongoing story.