June 12, 2021

WaPo promotes censorship push, targets Fox News

In the wake of the Capitol riots, Democrats have continued to push cancel culture to its limits with what seems like a mission to silence opposing voices.

According to Breitbart, that was made clear in a recent op-ed authored by Max Boot, a Washington Post columnist, who called on the telecommunications corporations that control entities like Fox News and Newsmax TV to shut them down, accusing the outlets of inciting domestic terrorism. 

Boot, who’s also a CNN global affairs analyst, wrote with glee and gratitude about decisions made by Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies for censoring President Donald Trump, praising the companies for “their newfound sense of social responsibility.”

The columnist goes on to demand that Fox News take the same measures to stop the spread of false claims and disinformation and then says if they don’t, Fox News and other networks should essentially be taken down by their corporate parents.

“If [they] won’t listen, then large cable companies such as Comcast and Charter Spectrum, which carry Fox News and provide much of its revenue in the form of user fees, need to step in and kick Fox News off,” Boot wrote.

He made the same demands of major cable and television networks to hold emerging outlets like Newsmax TV and One American News to the same standard, including shutting them down for non-compliance.

Boot’s demand to censor major television companies that lean to the right is standard operating procedure from the Washington Post. An earlier Breitbart report covered a recent WaPo report in which they deployed a type of political “litmus test” to see where Republicans stood on the outcome of the 2020 election.

It went on to call for news stations to ask Republicans about the legitimacy of the election at the start of every interview and if they even remotely disagreed, news hosts should have the courage and duty to end the interview before it even begins.

The author of that WaPo essay admitted that the newly proposed approach will be “awkward and unpleasant,” but suggested that it might be the only true method “to safely proceed with live interviews with Republicans who may be carrying a dangerous conspiracy theory that spreads on air.”

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