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Posted: 2/23/2021 7:35:39 AM EST
Democrats take first steps to censor conservative TV channels OANN, Newsmax and Fox News

In a shocking development in the ongoing censorship debate, two influential Democrat members of the House of Representatives have taken the first steps to challenge the continued availability of conservative channels Newsmax, OANN, and Fox News on mainstream cable, satellite, and streaming television platforms. Multichannel News reported on the story yesterday in an article titled “House Dems Pressure Distributors to Justify Carrying Fox News, Others.”

California Democrats Reps. Anna Eshoo and Jerry McNerney have written to a dozen cable, satellite and streaming companies calling on them to better combat disinformation – which they principally identify as Fox, Newsmax and One America News Network (OANN) – and grilling them on what they plan to do about it.
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The Democrats’ February 22 letter to Comcast, AT&T, Dish, Verizon, Roku and the seven other companies demanded that they respond to a laundry list of seven intrusive and intimidating questions
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Earlier this month, New York Times Op-Ed contributor Nicholas Kristof, in an article titled “Can we put Fox News on trial with Donald Trump?,” wrote:

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.
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He who controls the message controls all and they want it ALL and now they have the power and influence to take it.

Link Posted: 2/23/2021 7:39:46 AM EST
I honestly thought the second would fall before the first.

Guess I was wrong.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 7:41:55 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Naamah:
I honestly thought the second would fall before the first.

Guess I was wrong.
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The 2nd may be needed to protect the 1st.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 7:42:38 AM EST
Pepper your angus
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Link Posted: 2/23/2021 7:43:28 AM EST
The Ministry of Truth
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 7:44:20 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Tiempos_Peligrosos:
There multiple threads on this yesterday.
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Did you read all of them?
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 7:45:39 AM EST
From the linked article:

1. What moral or ethical principles (including those related to journalistic integrity, violence, medical information, and public health) do you apply in deciding which channels to carry or when to take adverse actions against a channel?

2. Do you require, through contracts or otherwise, that the channels you carry abide by any content guidelines? If so, please provide a copy of the guidelines.

3. How many of your subscribers tuned in to Fox News, Newsmax, and OANN on [Fill in the company's distribution platforms] for each of the four weeks preceding the Nov. 3, 2020 elections and the Jan. 6, 2021 attacks on the Capitol? Please specify the number of subscribers that tuned in to each channel.

4. 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? Please describe each step that you took and when it was taken.

5. Have you taken any adverse actions against a channel, including Fox News, Newsmax, and OANN, for using your platform to disseminate disinformation related directly or indirectly to the Nov. 3, 2020 elections, the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol insurrection, or COVID-19 misinformation? If yes, please describe each action, when it was taken, and the parties involved.

6. Have you ever taken any actions against a channel for using your platform to disseminate any disinformation? If yes, please describe each action and when it was taken.

7. Are you planning to continue carrying Fox News, Newsmax, and OANN [fill in the platform] on TV both now and beyond any contract renewal date? If so, why?
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 7:49:19 AM EST
More and more bold, they are getting...
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 7:51:34 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Naamah:
I honestly thought the second would fall before the first.

Guess I was wrong.
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That may be an oversight.
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Lol but RUSSIAgate was all totally ok and 100% factual news.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 7:56:36 AM EST
Fucking dupers.....This is the first I've read of it. Thanks OP.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 8:00:59 AM EST
This country is literally killing itself to be 1939 Germany.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 8:12:45 AM EST
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Originally Posted By BLKVooDoo:


The 2nd may be needed to protect the 1st.
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Originally Posted By BLKVooDoo:
Originally Posted By Naamah:
I honestly thought the second would fall before the first.

Guess I was wrong.


The 2nd may be needed to protect the 1st.


I don't think the politicians are afraid of the 2nd.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 8:21:47 AM EST
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Originally Posted By BLKVooDoo:


The 2nd may be needed to protect the 1st.
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Originally Posted By BLKVooDoo:
Originally Posted By Naamah:
I honestly thought the second would fall before the first.

Guess I was wrong.


The 2nd may be needed to protect the 1st.


Or the 1st may be needed to let the people know what is happening.  When the socialists control all sources of information then they can destroy the economy and blame white males, Christians, and DJT for the results of their actions.  That is why the 1st was 1st.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 8:22:30 AM EST
This is a "shocking development"?  lol, how?
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 8:30:50 AM EST
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Originally Posted By BLKVooDoo:


The 2nd may be needed to protect the 1st.
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I see this often repeated (and used to believe it), but it has become clear to me that its actually the other way around.

Without the first, any use of the second is vilified. For example, people defending themselves from rioters last summer were all but lynched by the media. Events on Jan 6th gives you a preview of what the media and corporate fascists would do in a more extreme scenario involving the use of the 2nd to resist tyranny. Hell, I'll bet the day will come that simply defending yourself in your own home from a common burglar will bring on a life ruining media blitz targeting you and your family personally.

The pen multi-national media and tech conglomerates is are mightier than the sword. Sad but true.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 8:37:13 AM EST
The first steps were taken a long time ago. We are way past first steps. Where are you down a long spiraling abyss oninfringing the first amendment. Plan accordingly.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 8:41:51 AM EST
One step closer!
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 8:44:24 AM EST
Yet they do not object to Russia Television (RT) broadcasting anti-American trash 24 hours a day
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 8:45:34 AM EST
Why FOX?
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 8:49:20 AM EST
MSM = America's Pravda
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 8:52:24 AM EST
Their main goal is to increase their power in 2022.  They feel that fraud, gerrymandering, rioting, social media censorship  and cancel culture may not be enough, so they are going to shut down conservative news channels and talk radio as well.   They have to win 2022 so they can win in 2024 with  Harris.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 8:53:44 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Robertesq1:
Yet they do not object to Russia Television (RT) broadcasting anti-American trash 24 hours a day
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They don't mind Russia Today (should be Soviet Today) or CCTV English, or even MEMERI (Iran).
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 8:55:54 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Robertesq1:
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There's more truth on RT than CNN.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 8:59:43 AM EST


Joseph would be very proud of what the democraps are doing.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:15:22 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Naamah:
I honestly thought the second would fall before the first.

Guess I was wrong.
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They are destroying the Bill of Rights in numerical order, that way they don't get confused on what to do next.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:41:00 AM EST
How soon before they build walls and put national guard around their government propaganda outlets?
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:50:03 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RIP-Yataski:
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They just don't care to hide it.  Many I know are calling for silencing conservative voices, and getting rid of the E.C. as well.

They want the left to be the dominant voice/power and don't care to hide it.

Its mind boggling to me that anyone would want a single political entity to be guaranteed to have power like that.  Even I wouldn't want the right to have the sole say in everything/
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:56:36 AM EST
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Originally Posted By BLKVooDoo:


The 2nd may be needed to protect the 1st.
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Originally Posted By BLKVooDoo:
Originally Posted By Naamah:
I honestly thought the second would fall before the first.

Guess I was wrong.


The 2nd may be needed to protect the 1st.


It's doing a pretty shit job of protecting it so far.

Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:58:31 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Tiempos_Peligrosos:
There multiple threads on this yesterday.

Well, one.
https://www.ar15.com/forums/general/Dem-s-threaten-cable-and-internet-suppliers-over-carrying-Fox-News-OAN-NewsMax/5-2428848/
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The only people that care about dupes are those that spend too much time on here and they get physically, maybe even sexually, excited to point them out.  Is that you?

Link Posted: 2/23/2021 10:01:59 AM EST
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Originally Posted By fatalerror113:

I see this often repeated (and used to believe it), but it has become clear to me that its actually the other way around.

Without the first, any use of the second is vilified. For example, people defending themselves from rioters last summer were all but lynched by the media. Events on Jan 6th gives you a preview of what the media and corporate fascists would do in a more extreme scenario involving the use of the 2nd to resist tyranny. Hell, I'll bet the day will come that simply defending yourself in your own home from a common burglar will bring on a life ruining media blitz targeting you and your family personally.

The pen multi-national media and tech conglomerates is are mightier than the sword. Sad but true.
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Originally Posted By fatalerror113:
Originally Posted By BLKVooDoo:


The 2nd may be needed to protect the 1st.

I see this often repeated (and used to believe it), but it has become clear to me that its actually the other way around.

Without the first, any use of the second is vilified. For example, people defending themselves from rioters last summer were all but lynched by the media. Events on Jan 6th gives you a preview of what the media and corporate fascists would do in a more extreme scenario involving the use of the 2nd to resist tyranny. Hell, I'll bet the day will come that simply defending yourself in your own home from a common burglar will bring on a life ruining media blitz targeting you and your family personally.

The pen multi-national media and tech conglomerates is are mightier than the sword. Sad but true.


I hope Trump creates his own news channel.

I think all of this is pre-emptive strike to show him what they'll do to him if he does.

Link Posted: 2/23/2021 10:07:39 AM EST
Obviously they have taken the moral high ground in deciding  what is acceptable  speech.  Can't imagine the audacity on display here, straight out of Orwell.  See where this all goes, seems like open season on all things conservative.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 11:16:20 AM EST
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Originally Posted By 1srelluc:
Fucking dupers.....This is the first I've read of it. Thanks OP.
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Dupers be all like hall monitors and Karens



Link Posted: 2/23/2021 11:18:26 AM EST
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Originally Posted By alphajaguars:
From the linked article:

1. What moral or ethical principles (including those related to journalistic integrity, violence, medical information, and public health) do you apply in deciding which channels to carry or when to take adverse actions against a channel?

2. Do you require, through contracts or otherwise, that the channels you carry abide by any content guidelines? If so, please provide a copy of the guidelines.

3. How many of your subscribers tuned in to Fox News, Newsmax, and OANN on [Fill in the company's distribution platforms] for each of the four weeks preceding the Nov. 3, 2020 elections and the Jan. 6, 2021 attacks on the Capitol? Please specify the number of subscribers that tuned in to each channel.

4. 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? Please describe each step that you took and when it was taken.

5. Have you taken any adverse actions against a channel, including Fox News, Newsmax, and OANN, for using your platform to disseminate disinformation related directly or indirectly to the Nov. 3, 2020 elections, the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol insurrection, or COVID-19 misinformation? If yes, please describe each action, when it was taken, and the parties involved.

6. Have you ever taken any actions against a channel for using your platform to disseminate any disinformation? If yes, please describe each action and when it was taken.

7. Are you planning to continue carrying Fox News, Newsmax, and OANN [fill in the platform] on TV both now and beyond any contract renewal date? If so, why?
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Well, the other side of the coin is the cable companies should look at the questions and identify MSMS as the culprits and drop them.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 11:20:11 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Grock1911:
This country is literally killing itself to be 1939 Germany.
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Apparently the socialists and communists in America have determined that copying Hitlers playbook in America could bring us to our knees to accept first socialism and then communism.  Very smart but very stupid.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 11:21:46 AM EST
If I'm ever a US Rep the FIRST thing I'll be doing is threatening 75,000,000 of my enemies.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 11:25:36 AM EST
Censorship is about to be a whole new level.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 11:27:38 AM EST
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Jokes on them. Faux is hardly conservative
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 11:28:10 AM EST
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Originally Posted By BLKVooDoo:


The 2nd may be needed to protect the 1st.
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Link Posted: 2/23/2021 11:55:27 AM EST
I heard this song come on the other day and I thought to myself that John Mayer couldn't predict the lyrics' irony in 2021.

[snip]
Now if we had the power
To bring our neighbors home from war
They would have never missed a Christmas
No more ribbons on their door
But when you trust your television
What you get is what you got
Cause when they own the information, oh
They can bend it all they want
[snip]

John Mayer - Waiting On the World to Change (Official Music Video)

Link Posted: 2/23/2021 11:57:09 AM EST
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Originally Posted By BLKVooDoo:


The 2nd may be needed to protect the 1st all of them.
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Fixed it.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 2:34:50 PM EST
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