Emboldened by victories in shutting down opposing voices on Twitter and Facebook, far-left media outlet CNN and its reporters are now pushing further, pleading cable companies to ban media outlets they disagree with, like Fox News and Newsmax.
The latest pressure comes from CNN’s media reporter, Oliver Darcy, who routinely targeted superior rival Fox News during the 2020 election cycle for supposed “spreading of disinformation.” Darcy has continued to bash Fox following the election.
Darcy has gone further this time, following the January 6th events at the Capitol, pressuring media companies to pull Fox News and Newsmax from their channel lineups.
“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. But what about TV companies that provide platforms to networks such as Newsmax, One America News, and yes- Fox News?” Darcy wrote in his newsletter recently.
Darcy went on to reveal that he contacted several media companies, including AT&T, CenturyLink, Comcast, Verizon, to see if they, in his words, “had any regret for carrying right-wing channels, that were in many ways partly responsible for what took place in our nation’s capital last week.”
CenturyLink was the only provider to respond saying that it was “committed to providing customers a variety of broadcast channels covering thousands of topics and that it did not endorse a specific channel.” Darcy then went onto accuse the other providers of dodging his question.
The pressure from the left comes from the government as well, as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said that she would like to set up a committee or commission to censor opposing voices.
Darcy was formerly a ‘conservative’ writer, but he now covers media for CNN, a company that aired many conspiracy theories in the aftermath of the 2016 Election.