Fox News is constantly under fire from critics.
But now the top rated cable news network is facing scrutiny from an unexpected source.
And Fox News faced one demand that has all hell breaking loose.
Corporate-controlled media censorship of conservative news outlets is running wild.
Fox News is facing criticism from the Right for not speaking out against big corporations that are censoring conservative media.
DirectTV already tried to kill One America News Network (OANN) by dropping the channel.
Now DirectTV announced it de-platformed Newsmax, a popular conservative news network that is an alternative to Fox News Channel.
DirectTV claimed it was because it could not come to an agreement with Newsmax over rights and fee increases.
But conservatives are doubtful that is really the case.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer announced his intention to hold hearings on DirectTV – which is owned by AT&T – for censoring conservative news channels.
“Yes,” Comer said during an interview on Newsmax. “There’s gonna be a committee that’s gonna hold hearings.”
“That’s certainly on the agenda,” Comer added. “I’m very concerned by this. I told the CEO of Newsmax on the phone last week that in my rural Kentucky district I think Newsmax has some of the highest ratings of any TV channel, including the major networks, so this is very concerning to me.”
Comer said the pattern of censorship targeting conservative news networks greatly disturbed him.
“I’m very concerned that there’s a pattern among a lot of the leaders in the media to censor conservatives,” he said. “So, we’re going to try to get to the bottom of this. I know I’ve been–had several people from AT&T reach out to me. We’re gonna have a meeting with them and hopefully we can get this resolved. But I don’t like this. This is having a negative impact on my Congressional district and I’m gonna do everything I can to see that it gets resolved as soon as possible.”
On Newsmax, host Eric Bolling interviewed New Jersey Republican Congressman Jeff Van Drew.
Bolling asked Van Drew if he planned to follow through on the promise of hearings to investigate conservative media censorship.
Van Drew said he would.
Bolling then blasted Fox News for staying silent when a major satellite TV provider de-platformed its two main competitors.
“We stood up for OANN. When OANN got de-platformed, we stood up for them. So it’s not about that. It’s not about just us,” Bolling added.
“By the way, where are you, Fox? How about you, Fox?” Bolling exclaimed. “How about you stand up for us! We did it for OANN.”
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.