CNN: “the TV companies that beam [right media] into millions of homes around the country also bear some responsibility”
The ‘never let a crisis go to waste’ crew are busily turning Wednesday’s Capitol riot into their very own Reichstag fire, using it as the premise by which to ban President Trump across social media and now, apparently, to go after cable companies for being complicit in “spreading disinformation” by giving Fox News a platform.
Lest you be (justifiably) confused by the meaning of “disinformation,” remember that it does not include years of the media and Democrats lying about Russia, Russia, Russia, and it most certainly does not include wild-eyed claims that Trump is a Russian asset. It also does not mean spreading fabulist nonsense about Trump’s response to the Wuhan coronavirus, and it definitely doesn’t mean constantly repeating proven falsehoods (Trump called all Mexicans “rapists,” Trump called actual neo-Nazis “very fine people,” and on and on.).
“Disinformation” means only one thing: anything that does not fit the Democrat narrative. The narrative changes with some frequency, so yesterday’s “fact,” may well be today’s “disinformation.”
To sort it out, just keep in mind that a lie—an absolute provable, demonstrable lie—told by anyone on the left is deemed “truth,” and the actual truth, backed up by facts, if told by anyone on the right is “disinformation,” as is any opinion, policy position, or ideology that veers from the accepted leftist stance.
The left has declared a war on “disinformation,” and that war only starts with Trump’s social media. The next target is Fox News . . . via cable service providers.
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?
Somehow, these companies have escaped scrutiny and entirely dodged this conversation. That should not be the case anymore. After Wednesday’s incident of domestic terrorism on Capitol Hill, it is time TV carriers face questions for lending their platforms to dishonest companies that profit off of disinformation and conspiracy theories. After all, it was the very lies that Fox, Newsmax, and OAN spread that helped prime President Trump’s supporters into not believing the truth: that he lost an honest and fair election.
Yes, Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson and Mark Levin and others are responsible for the lies they peddle to their audiences. But the TV companies that beam them into millions of homes around the country also bear some responsibility.
Watch Tucker Carlson discuss the CNN plan to deplatform Fox News.
CNN Dwarf King’s Morning Call: “Stop Fox News!” pic.twitter.com/PD0rG5mbXy
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) January 9, 2021
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