A Free Press Under Assualt: Attempts to Silence Newsmax, OANN

Without question,  the free press in America is under assault.

Trump, the former president of the United States felt called to stand up for One America News during his CPAC speech. Why? Why?

DirecTV announces Trump-friendly One America News
DirecTV announces it will drop One America News Network as a right-leaning TV channel.

Another pro-Trump TV station, Newsmax was targeted. Atlantic Broadband has announced that Breezeline (now Breezeline), is dropping Newsmax. Hargray Cable, Blue Ridge and Blue Ridge also announced that they were dropping Newsmax.

This headline is on top of all the information on the subject in 2021. Here’s a headline from The Washington Times:  

Fox Newsmax, Newsmax, and OANN are pushed by the Congressional Democrats.

Kelly Sadler reported the following:

Two Democratic members of Congress wrote a letter Monday to the chief executive officers of the country’s largest television providers, bullying them into purging Fox News, Newsmax and One America News Network from their cable lineups on the basis of them promoting “misinformation and conspiracy theories.”

Democratic Reps. Anna Eshoo and Jerry McNerney want these cable providers to apply some newfound “moral or ethical principles…related to journalistic integrity,” in determining what content they should allow to be disseminated on their platforms.

…The same people who spent four years claiming to be worried about authoritarian rule are absolutely committed to using their newfound power to silence dissenting voices.

….Alex Stamos, the former chief security officer for Facebook, suggested on CNN that AT&T, Comcast and other cable providers should rethink their carriage of right-wing outlets like Fox News and Newsmax because of the “disinformation” being spewed by them. The Washington Post’s Margaret Sullivan echoed similar thoughts.

…On Wednesday, The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing titled “Fanning the Flames: Disinformation and Extremism in the Media.”

Their claim is “the spread of disinformation and extremism by traditional news media presents a tangible and destabilizing threat’ and that ‘some broadcasters’ and cable networks’ increasing reliance on conspiracy theories and misleading or patently false information raises questions about their devotion to journalistic integrity.”

Taken all together and there is one stand out fact in the case of the American left: America’s free press is under assault.

One of the main purposes of America’s free press and freedom to speak freely is to let everyone voice their opinions in public so that they are debated, and even defeated, if necessary.

What’s really happening is that left-wing media elites from corporations, encouraged by Democrats in Congress are taking away choice for American viewers because they dislike Trump and conservatives. Therefore, they have made it a point to silence their opinions in the media.

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