Fox-hating Dems, not a former president, coming after media

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Hannity (Fox News Channel)A media watchdog says it is worrisome but enlightening to witness prominent Democrats reveal themselves as authoritarian figures after they warned about Donald Trump for four years.

In a letter to cable and streaming service providers Roku, DISH, AT&T,  Verizon, and others, Democrat lawmakers Anna Eschoo and Jerry McNerney describe conservative news outlets as “misinformation rumor mills” and demand to know why Fox News, One America News, and Newsmax in particular are carried by the providers.

The letter from far-left politicians to private corporations demands to know what “moral and ethical principles” are applied when deciding what channels are carried, Politico reported.

CNN versus Sanders (still shot)The controversial letter was sent just days before the two lawmakers, both from California, were expected to participate in a House subcommittee meeting in which the topic is “misinformation.”

Reacting to the lawmakers’ threatening letter, Tim Graham of Media Research Center says it’s ironic to watch Democrats and their media allies engage in such behavior after accusing Donald Trump of undermining the First Amendment and putting reporters at risk of harm.

“It's ironic,” Graham says, “that networks like CNN, that always told us that Trump was an authoritarian that was going to crush the fake news, is now cheering on trying to reduce Fox News' what they call 'freedom of reach.'”

During his four-year term, Trump constantly berated the "fake news" media with CNN among his most frequent target, which led to pearl-clutching from that news outlets and others over his harsh criticism. 

Trump press conferenceTrump's attacks on the media was condemned even by the United Nations, which warned in a 2018 report that Trump's verbal attacks "increase the risk of journalists being targeted with violence.' 

There is rarely such a defense for Fox News. A frequent and hated target of the Left, Fox News is also the most-watched cable news network whose audience knows it provides a 24-hour outlet for left-wing views despite its right-leaning audience.

“For individual members of Congress to highlight political speech they do not like,” Fox News responded in a statement, “and demand cable distributors engage in viewpoint discrimination sets a terrible precedent.”

OANN and Newsmax are lesser-known news outlets, with noticeably smaller operating budgets, but both gained viewers after the presidential election, and that jump in audience numbers and prominence also drew unwanted attention from the Left."  

“It is not a mistake,” Graham says, “now that President Biden is in office, suddenly media outlets need to be curtailed – at least the ones that would actually press Mr. Biden.”

 

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