August 1, 2021

House Dems pressure TV providers to purge Fox News, Newsmax, OANN

Congressmembers Anna Eshoo and Jerry McNerney, both of California, sent letters to the leaders of Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, and other cable and satellite providers to encourage them to remove conservative channels Fox News, Newsmax, and OANN from their lineup.

In addition, the two congressional leaders sent similar letters to Amazon, Apple, Google, Hulu, and Roku to tell the streaming providers to end these channels. What happened to free speech?

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -First Amendment

Eshoo and McNerny wrote in the letter that “Fox News … has spent years spewing misinformation about American politics,” adding that all three networks have spread “misinformation” about the COVID-19 pandemic.

The left-leaning members of Congress placed the onus on regulating the speech of the networks on the cable providers, writing:

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. AT&T currently carries Fox News, Newsmax, and OANN on U-verse, DirecTV, and AT&T TV. As a company that serves 17 million Americans, AT&T plays a major role in the spread of dangerous misinformation that enabled the insurrection of January 6th and hinders our public health response to the current pandemic.

Apparently, the First Amendment only applies to Leftist-approved free speech. Plus, it’s also clear conservative outlets serve as competition to mainstream propaganda networks that offer biased support to Democrat political views.

However, this latest effort marks a new level of intimidation. We are not talking about some radical group with a petition–these are sitting US Congress members telling television networks to drop conservative channels.

Fox News was the nation’s most-watched news channel in 2020. Newsmax was perhaps the fastest-growing news channel, distributed on cable and freely across digital platforms, with OANN not far behind.

It’s not up to Congress to decide whether Americans can access conservative content from their cable or satellite providers. It’s up to America’s companies, who at least remember they have to make a profit and air what Americans choose to watch.

It doesn’t matter if Democrats “feel” Fox News or Newsmax present so-called “disinformation.” The same Constitution that allows CNN to report “mostly peaceful” Antifa protests also allows Newsmax to confront leftist nonsense.

If America is to remain the land of the free, it needs Congress to stay out of the entertainment business and mind their own business. If you don’t like conservative cable networks, create something better instead of attacking the competition.

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87 Responses

  1. Who do these people think they are? Dems & Liberals do not get to dictate what American citizens want to watch on the television! There are millions of Conservatives that cannot stomach the msm & their lies! Oann, Newsmax are the preferred channels! I for one, will not be told what I will watch or adhere to by any dem or liberal!

      1. Without Newsome that may no longer be true. Remember CA use to be a red state that’s where we got Reagan for 8 years as president.


          1. I agree!!! Pretty much the whole country was voting for Trump!!!! He really had about 79 million votes. Watch Mike Lindell’s program, “Absolute Truth” while Dingbat Biden had about 66 million. A lot of difference!!!

        2. I heard yesterday about this in my e-mail…….they are also, it said, working with Banks so that DISSENTERS cannot get accounts. What is this? Dear God, I thought we LIVE IN AMERICA? Only one doing the lying on here is MSM and the DemonRats!! So in your face!

      2. It’s NOT California – it’s LIEberals!! Wherever they are they try to destroy our rights!! LIEberals are at the root of almost EVERY problem we have!!

        1. OR-PATRIOT ,
          Votes being cast at the polling stations are obviously ineffectual.
          Is it time to vote with your finger at 1760 yards ?

    1. They are Dumb o rats, the dumbest people on earth,we the people need to find a way to take all these idiots out of politics for ever,Lock them all up for treason or what ever punishment is suitable.MAGA

      1. I to am a republican, but to be fair all democrats are not all bad. Just as all republicans are not good. I do agree the democrat so called leaders are misleading there people. If the media would report the truth. It would be a hole new ball game.

        1. Good Democrats? Are you confused? The Abortion record and it’s racisim, the anti-Constitutional, and many other new laws which are outright ungodly evil and immoral-One who would vote for this platform is not to me, really a ‘good folk’.
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      2. I really do wish people start to think more, than believe. Because that is highly abused by those who wish to push their brainwashed ideas, such which never worked, by now proven very well. However, that never stops because at the end is the victory of POWER!
        I lived under communists (former polit. refugee) and already in 1990 on my website (Living under communists, 6 part series… I warned people what is getting prepared by B.O. nicely sitting in power and abusing it. Matters that sound good might not be the truth. It is important to teach it always to the new generation. Because lies are easily accepted, no matter the content.
        I can convince millions on the spot to put it via “proven way!”
        The nation, to understand, need proof, and explanation! Which is available, just not used as it should!

    2. Absolutely Chachi!! Cannot stomach all of the lies the MSM news spouts every day….I would rather just turn on the local news to catch the weather and then…it’s click!! OFF!

    3. Unfortunately, we have let the liberals, and a chunk of the “conservatives”, feel entitled to dismiss us, and any book or press outlet that doesn’t agree with them. Since we allowed this, we need to fix it.

    4. ONE thing is damn sure – they aren’t Americans!!! Americans don’t try to deliberately destroy the Constitution and the bill of rights!!! Only LIEberal scumbags do that stuff!

    5. I agree with you, but do you see anybody doing anything about it. I think this is illegal but you know the FBI is as crooked as a dog’s hind leg.

    6. i agree. us conservatives should get a pettition to shut down cnn,msnbc,cbs,and more. there all garbage. we will not stand to what these leftists and demorats try to take us conservatives off the air.there nothing but a communist party. we the people live in a captialist country.these people liberals and lefty and democrat dont like it then get the hell out of our country.we believe whats in the constitution and the billof rights. you cn all go to hell.

    7. I agree with you! We are paying our providers for these services. I’m sure they don’t want ppl cancelling because they decided to follow the dem dictatorship!

    8. You WILL BE TOLD what to think by the loons until you end their reign of intimidation and terror.
      I don’t think cocoa and a campfire will change their minds.
      You are done.

    9. Kudo’s. We all have to take a stand against these political nuts that are trying to dismantle America and destroy our constitution. Their efforts should be considered treasonous.

    10. I understand your emotions, but I believe they were not trying to tell you what you can watch, but they were trying to take away your choice, of conservative or progressive.

    11. Whatever happened to the FCC?? You remember don’t you? MSNBC and CNN aren’t they supposed to be fair and balance??

    12. It is no surprise that dems really want freedom of speech eliminated. Just look at google, face book and all the other big tec outlets. They censor most submissions by people. They redo submissions to conform to what they call their standards. Liberal standards that is. Our freedoms are being taken away slowly but surely. Before you know it, all of our constitutional guarnatees will be gone. Then what will happen?

  2. The most dominant feature of liberals is they love to be bullies! If you try to discuss their beliefs with them, when you disagree, they either turn around and leave quickly or they become hostile. They Are Pathetic!!!

    1. amen.who do they think they are.trying to get us off the tv stations.dont try it leftys and demorats and dont prey for what you wish i ll be dam if there going to tell us what to watch on tv or say our freedom of speech.dont hold your breathe ladies and gentlemen you have no idea what will happen to your freedom.

    1. You are right, Pops. They ALL need to leave the United States and go be with their buddies in China. GOD help and bless the USA.

  3. I currently have AT&T TV and if they remove these channels I will cancel my service. If all those who supported Trump cancel they will all be bankrupt.

  4. How it seems you far leftists are running scared Leave our watching up to us it is a free country isn’t it ????

  5. Computers, televisions, radios, and all communication devices have “on/off” switches. I a person does not like or agree with what is being reported they can change the channel or turn it off. That’s what I do with CNN and MSNBC.

    1. I don’t want to turn it OFF. I want to watch what I want to watch. Someone has to get our country straightened out. President Trump got us on the right path, but we all know what happened there. This cannot go on, though, if we want to keep our freedom and our country.

  6. Most TVs that I have seen have a channel selector button. If you don’t want to watch a channel, you can change it. That’s what I do with ABC, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, etc. I’d rather have the choice to watch FOX if I want to than not have my 1st amendment right to choose. I don’t know why you dems are so scared of different opinions. That’s what is wrong with this country now, if someone doesn’t agree with you they are wrong. Sometimes you just have to agree to disagree.

  7. These communist liberals will see the wrath of the people and will not stand for their BS. Democracy is not one sided and will not be infringed up on . The First amendment applies to everyone and not just to a bunch of communist who want to destroy our democracy.

  8. Are these democrats nuts – why would I want to listen to all of their lying drivel. They are criminals liars pedophiles woman abusers rapists – what makes them think they control what the normal people want to watch and listen to

    1. Richard , I agree with you . Those people are so disgusting and anti American and threatened by “ normal “ !! They know one by one they’re getting voted out of office and power and that’s freaking them out . God forbid they might have to get real jobs and work for their money .

  9. How about the Congress people actually do some work for the people instead of tell us what to see hear and believe. Shut the he’ll up and do your job

  10. democrat leaders are the enemy within and we need to replace these communist liar leaders now which should not be hard any true American can replace a dozen or more

      1. Dennis L. Ruffin ,
        I wonder why I was censured out ? My comment was VERY mild compared to yours. Probably my words were deemed to be too effective .

  11. The Left carries a stick. So… you need a BIGGER stick! That ought attract their attention. You can be the guy they fear. Speak softly, but make sure that they still see that BIG stick.

    Sadly the Left only “feel” (not much thinking involved there) They got the ant’s nest mentality running on automatic motion. The solution is that the Conservatives need to organize much tighter than the Left is doing. This is now the major problem for the “good” people”. Work together. Ban the loosy-goosy Rinos who put a shiv into your back. They ain’t worth it.

    1. they want to destroy the republican party.guess what demorats we the 80 million trump supporters are going to impeach your demenia president joe biden and kamala harristhey believe america last.trump conservatives believe america first.this is america demorats and the united states of america.not venaswella,china,russis ,iran, we are a capitalist demorats party should not be in congress or senate your a disgrace to our country remember demorats you work for us like it or not.

  12. Well, Fox is a waste anymore but the others mentioned are far more honest than Ashoo and McEnerny, so remove them and their cabal.

  13. I can’t quite remember which country and what time I’m living in. Nazi German? Stalin’s Soviet Union? Modern day China, the Chinese Communist Party where you can lose social credits then losing all sorts of benefits provided by the government.

    Government seems to be taking away our ability to offer an alternative view and to complain about what government is doing TO us. When they take our guns away, they will have taken away our last defense as the government comes AT us to totally control our lives.

  14. If all these TV stations try to remove FOX NEWS ,then FOX NEWS would have one hell of a law sue against them that may just put all them out of the news business their selves.

  15. How many votes did these two fools receive in their last elections? I’ll bet they don’t represent 1% of the American voters and yet here they are making these unconstitutional request of American Corporations. They took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution and here they are openly violating that promise. They should be censored by California and reprimanded by Congress for this action. Either our elected officials keep their Oath (made on a Bible) or they should be thrown out of government. I’m sick of liars thinking that they have so much power that they could even consider writing this letter.

  16. So the demtards are advocating the violations of the first amendment.they just want violence and anarchy which will be laid at their feet.

  17. I have left two replys and neither have been printed on this subject. I guess I am not supposed to criticize dumocrats.

    1. Robert D ,
      If you use the wrong words you will be censored. If the way that you speak is deemed to be too effective , you will be censored.
      Ineffective nonsense , no matter what you say is allowed.

  18. REALLY?
    We are nearing the end of the USA as we have known her! This should be obvious to anyone familiar with history and the fall of great world nations of the past. About the time the original 13 states of the USA adopted their new constitution, in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior. “A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.”

    Tyler continued to state: ”The average age of the worlds greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence: 1. From bondage to spiritual faith; 2. From spiritual faith to great courage; 3. From courage to liberty; 4. From liberty to abundance; 5. From abundance to complacency; 6. From complacency to apathy; 7. From apathy to dependence; 8. From dependence back into bondage” It appears the USA has now reached the seventh stage!

    The USA was founded upon the Judea/Christian principles and teachings found in the holy Scriptures. Those principles and teachings were removed from the Democratic Party platform in 2012 and is why President Obama subsequently declared that the USA is no longer a Christian nation. The majority of the citizens of the USA and their political leaders seem to have abandoned the God of the Holy Bible. Thus, God will soon abandon the USA. Bible prophecy is prerecorded history authored by God, the Holy Spirit (2 Pet. 1:19-21). The USA cannot be found in the biblical prophecies concerning the “last days” preceding the ‘Advent’ of the Lord Jesus Christ. The reason why is the USA will have been judged by God and destroyed by way of Russia during WW3 (Ezek. 39:6-7). Therefore, history will soon repeat itself. Further details may be found on http://www.endtimewarnings,org. Maranatha!

    1. If you live in Calf., maybe you could get a petition going for their removal!? You know, cancel the cancel culture! The door swings both ways.

  19. These people seem to forget that they are paid servants of the people and not leaders of the people. They took an oath of office that “IS” legally binding. That means they broke that oath and should be removed from their positions for betrayal of the people they swore to serve.

  20. Our government has chosen to interfere in the lives of American citizens rather than making America Better! Where did they get this power to make any law they want to???? This current Presidency and related individuals to their common interest in tearing down America and building up something that is not American, is ludicrous. This agenda has to be stopped. These people have to be stopped! How can the typical American citizen stop this? We need help. Government is supposed to be of the people, by the people and for the people! This is not the case with this Party in office.

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