Former Fox News Reporter Calls for Journalists to Be Jailed for ‘Misinformation’ – Opinion

Fox News certainly had some peaches in their past line-up, didn’t they? Chris Wallace is now at CNN and the most well-known liberal who has left Fox News, but Carl Cameron made a move to get some attention for MSNBC. Cameron is a familiar face on Fox News. He covered the presidential election from around 1990 to his retirement in 2017.

In what I would describe as one of the more disturbing things I’ve heard a supposed reporter utter, Cameron suggested that the Biden administration should get a list of names together of those who spread supposed “misinformation” and start throwing them in jail.

It is difficult to comprehend the Washington bubble, even though Cameron has been a member for many years. Still, to think that his brain could be rotted to the point where he’d support putting people in jail for breaking what would be, by his own words, government-enforced speech codes, is incredible. Is the First Amendment no longer valid? And why would anyone trust the Biden administration, or any administration for that matter, to decide what is and isn’t misinformation?

My questions give Cameron too much credit. You don’t appear on a lunatic like Nicole Wallace’s show to actually have a rational discussion. Rather, he’s just there to spew talking points, and nothing gets Wallace going more than proclaiming Republicans are a threat to “democracy.” That’s exactly what Cameron’s justification is in the video. Per his commentary, we now need to jail people, and he mentions journalists specifically, for not toeing the government line on whatever the “current thing” is.

It doesn’t matter that what constitutes “misinformation” is a moving target and highly partisan. Look at the COVID-19 statements that were suppressed from 2020-2021, only for them to be confirmed by 2022. These assertions range from vaccines failing to stop the spread of the virus to its origins. Yet, what’s even more demented is that Cameron speaks this way because he feels confident that he won’t be the one thrown into the gulag. He’s fine with the government coming after you, but he’d cry bloody murder if he himself were ever targeted.

How did this happen? How can we have gotten to the point where supposed journalists now support the government, and suggest that people are sent to jail for opposing views? Further, to so bastardize the idea of “democracy” in this way is itself misinformation. Democracy isn’t about taking away freedoms from others to feel better, or for political gain. Yet, that’s what Cameron is calling for.

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