(Tea Party 247) – The left-wing media thought police Media Matters, whose sole purpose is to decry the existence of conservative media, has their sights set on arch enemy Fox News.
Now, their crusade against the historically conservative media outlet has been kicked up a notch with the support of an esteemed New York Times columnist and a hearing in Congress this week, WND REPORTS.
On Wednesday, Congress held a hearing to address so-called disinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic and the legitimacy of the 2020 election, which targeted Fox News as well as Newsmax TV and OANN.
Yes, the government is holding hearings exploring whether or not conservative outlets should get in trouble for broadcasting conservative opinions on highly partisan issues.
Totally not totalitarian at all.
Earlier this month, Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times posed the question to his readers, “Can we put Fox News on trial with Donald Trump?” warning readers that “if you don’t watch Fox News, you still subsidize it with your cable subscription.”
Dun dun duuuuun.
He pointed to the Media Matters campaign against Fox News, “UnFoxMyCableBox” which urged leftists to demand that cable companies stop charging them for packages that included Fox News and Fox Business (amazingly, you can actually simply chose not to pay for packages that include these networks, no one is forcing you to get cable).
Media Matters President Angelo Carusone told Kristof that “Given all the damage that Fox News has caused and the threat that it remains, they absolutely should unbundle Fox News.”
“It’s not a news channel. It’s a propaganda operation mixed with political smut. If people want that, they should be forced to pay for it the way that they pay for Cinemax,” he continued.
Wow, that is probably one of the weakest arguments you could every possibly make for anything, ever. Has this guy never watched another cable channel in his life, let alone what passes for news on other networks?
Just turn on five minutes of Rachel Maddow or Don Lemon and try telling me that only Fox News is providing propaganda and “political smut.”
Give me a break.
Oh, but she wasn’t done.
She called Fox a “co-conspirator” of Trump and lamented that “we can’t impeach Fox or put Carlson or Sean Hannity on trial in the Senate, but there are steps we can take — imperfect, inadequate ones, resting on slippery slopes — to create accountability not only for Trump but also for fellow travelers at Fox, OANN, Newsmax and so on.”
In 2020, Carusone declared, Fox News “made us sicker and put up obstacles to the pandemic response by flooding the airwaves with over 13,150 instances of COVID misinformation.”
“They fomented racial animus and promoted white supremacy as a response to the Black Lives Matter demonstrations. And, in the first two weeks after the election was called for Joe Biden, Fox News laid the groundwork for the attack on the Capitol by challenging the results on 774 individual instances with wild conspiracies and flat-out fabrications,” she continued.
Ah—there it is.
The only way to automatically disqualify anyone you are arguing against from possessing any sort of a valid argument is to declare them to be—no evidence needed—and call it a day.
Seriously, this woman just claimed Fox News promoted white supremacy.
Did anyone else miss the episode of Fox & Friends when they reported on the ground from a clan rally?
Give me a break!
Well, House Democrats took a page out of Media Matters’ book and issued their own angry letter to cable providers asking whether they’d plan on carrying the right-leaning outlets.
“Are you planning to continue carrying Fox News, OANN, and Newsmax on your platform both now and beyond the renewal date? If so, why?” they asked.
According to the Times, committee members also issued the letter to the companies Roku, Amazon, Apple, Google, and Hulu who also distribute cable 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,” California Reps. Anna G. Eshoo and Jerry McNerney wrote.
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