Democrats are waging an assault on the First Amendment, with two Democrat House lawmakers demanding answers from cable television providers on the role they play in the “spread of dangerous misinformation.”
The letter, signed by Reps. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., and Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., and released to the press Monday, targets only conservative-leaning outlets, including Fox News, Newsmax, and OANN.
On Wednesday, the House subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the Committee on Energy and Commerce is scheduled to hold a hearing on disinformation and extremism in media.
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FCC Commissioner Carr Denounces House Attack on First Amendment
FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr vilified Democratic Reps. Anna Eshoo and Jerry McNerney of California for writing television cable providers such as AT&T, Comcast, Apple and Amazon and virtually demanding they drop conservative news outlets such as Newsmax for “disseminating disinformation.”
Carr decried the letters – asking the chief executives of the companies seven questions with regard to policies on how they determine whether or not to carry particular channels – as an “effort to censor newsrooms.”
“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,” Carr wrote in a statement on his website. “This is a chilling transgression of the free speech rights that every media outlet in this country enjoys.”
– Read more at KMJN