Democrats and corporate media outlets such as CNN are lobbying for right-leaning news outlets such as Fox News to be pulled from the air following a mob riot at the Capitol on Wednesday.
CNN’s chief media correspondent Brian Stelter recently called for action in his newsletter, claiming that “dishonest companies that profit off of disinformation and conspiracy theories” such as Fox News need to be de-platformed. “We regularly discuss what the Big Tech companies have done to poison the public conversation by providing large platforms to bad-faith actors who lie, mislead, and promote conspiracy theories,” Stelter wrote. “But what about TV companies that provide platforms to networks such as Newsmax, One America News — and, yes, Fox News?”
In addition to declaring that these conservative outlets spread “lies,” denying that President Donald Trump “lost an honest and fair election,” Stelter also amplified the concerns of a Democrat politician, who claimed that “Fox and Newsmax, both delivered to my home by your company, are complicit.” Stelter said New Jersey state Assemblyman Paul Moriarty texted an executive at Comcast on Thursday questioning the decision of TV providers to host conservative media.
“What are you going to do???” Moriarty texted. “You feed this garbage, lies and all.”