Democrats aren’t making any secret about the fact that they plan to wield their new power in Washington, D.C. to censor political speech that opposes their agenda.
There is no line they won’t cross.
And Democrats just put this plan into motion to cancel Tucker Carlson.
On Wednesday, Democrats in the House will haul executives from cable companies and streaming services before Congress to demand they answer questions about so-called “misinformation” and “conspiracy theories” on cable news.
California Representatives Anna G. Eshoo and Jerry McNerney are making no bones about the fact that they intend to use the force of Congress to pressure cable companies and streaming services to censor Fox News, NewsMax, and One America News Network because Democrats object to their programming.
“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,” Eshoo and McNerney wrote in a letter to the cable and streaming executives.
Eshoo and McNerney demanded to know what concrete steps they are taking to make sure that no content, which would run afoul of the Democrat Party’s accepted standards and practices for American political discourse, would be allowed to air.
“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?” the letter asked.
For its part, Fox News warned that government pressuring cable operators to censor news on behalf of the government was dangerous.
“For individual members of Congress to highlight political speech they do not like and demand cable distributors engage in viewpoint discrimination sets a terrible precedent,” a Fox News Channel statement declared.
Democrats want full control over the news in America because whoever controls the flow of information controls the outcome of the election.
And ahead of the 2022 midterms, Democrats want Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, and Laura Ingraham off the air.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.