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The Great Purge Expands As CNN Sets Its Sights On Fox News’ Cable Providers

The Great Purge Expands As CNN Sets Its Sights On Fox News’ Cable Providers

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.

CNN lays it out (archive link):

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.

The left has said they they want to “cleanse” the Trump movement—i.e. his supporters—from public discourse and that they want a “truth and reconciliation commission” to further that goal.  It’s a good idea to believe them.


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And while this is going on the fucking RINOs in the GOPe are busily plotting to impeach Trump to ensure he can never run again, ever.

But we’re supposed to vote for these scumbags because tHe DeMoCrAtS aRe WoRsE

    Ben Kent in reply to Olinser. | January 9, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    It’s a cultural revolution – USA version.

    Schools are now indoctrination centers. Save your kids First. If you can – take them out of public school and Home school them.

    I wish I had. I have a 15 year old who now argues that socialism is right and fair and that whites are the problem in USA. In China’s cultural revolution, they were told to turn-in their parents. USA may soon get there. If your kid is under 13, you still have time to save them. Especially in NYC, most of CA, MD, Chicago, MA. Don’t wait. No joke. This is getting worse.

      mark311 in reply to Ben Kent. | January 10, 2021 at 4:02 am

      It depends on how far you take the idea of socialism. If you take the moderate socialist policies within the western world they can be good. If you take any idea to an extreme then yes it becomes less and less justifiable. The real problem is where policy platforms become more extreme and no longer engage with the other side. Those thoughts apply to both sides.

        Ronbert in reply to mark311. | January 10, 2021 at 8:33 am

        Mark311: another mind wasted.

          mark311 in reply to Ronbert. | January 10, 2021 at 3:42 pm

          Haha you mean your political slant is different. The right wing has things to learn from the left and vice versa. Any viewpoint taken to an extreme becomes absurd.

          Social democratic policies might include for example extra help in a pandemic for those in a lower wage bracket who are out of work. Hence why Bernie Sanders supported that aspect of the covid support bill. Are you saying you disagree with that particular policy proposal?

    randian in reply to Olinser. | January 10, 2021 at 7:17 am

    They are bizarrely talking about impeaching Trump after he has left office. Is that even possible? He isn’t President at that point, he’s an ordinary citizen. If they can do that then they can impeach the 2024 Republican nominee for President before the election, preventing them from becoming President even if they win the election. They’d need a 2/3 Senate majority to do that, you say? Surely you don’t think they’re going to stop at stealing GA’s senators.

      Rickhess in reply to randian. | January 10, 2021 at 2:56 pm

      The verdammt democrats are virtue signaling to their rabid base. While they may vote to impeach, it is meaningless since the Senate would not take it up until 1300 on the 20th, 1 hour after Trump and Pence are out of office. You cannot impeach a civilian, therefore it’s going to be moot and the leftists can worry for the next several years about Trump deciding to run for office in 24.

We’re at war. They can only go as far as we allow them.

Now Mozilla Firefox has announced war on us: switch browsers.

Wow. Fox News veering hard left did not earn them respect from the Communists. Who wudda think it?

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Recovering Lutheran. | January 9, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    “bad-faith actors who lie, mislead, and promote conspiracy theories”

    Truly Orwellian.

    Fox should sue CNN.

    That thought occurred to me too, not without a bit of schadenfreude. But there’s a larger issue here, and it is positively astounding that one news source would try to put a competitor out of business by political means, and not by offering a better product.

    Imagine Pepsi doing that to Coke, Lowe’e to Home Depot, Chef Boy-ar-dee to Franco-American, etc.

    Perhaps Fox ought to call upon cable companies to ban CNN too. Imagine how that would be received.

    Fox news on the left don’t be daft

rustyshamrock | January 9, 2021 at 7:55 pm

This from the station that spent 4 years repeating “Russia,Russia, Russia” over and over and over. Perhaps they should look in a mirror of their own!

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.

How many fingers, Winston?

Imagine that. And the fools here at Legal Insurrection thought that they were going to buy a little time by posting a piece about how horrible the “riot” at the Capitol was when it was nothing more than a couple of broken windows vs. the real riots with burning and destruction in Portland, NYC and D.C. Kind of the pot calling the kettle black, IMO. Nice job, fools.

    Woah there, Sparky. Where did I write anything of the kind? Free thought and the independent opinions of writers/editors is not only encouraged but nurtured here at LI; in fact, we take pride in our range of (admittedly right-leaning) thought. That means that some us see things differently and write about them differently, and that also and necessarily means that you cannot read “LI” as if it’s written by one person. It’s not. Clearly. Fool.

      So thumbs-down to the attack on LI and FS

      Having said that, the second amendment was contemplated with the idea of self-defense in mind, rather it was to make a government think twice before acting tyrannically

      Seems like a lost idea-and the acts of 1/06 serve to undermine the right.

      To dwell further on what’s required will likely expose the authors and commenters who agree to more horrible tyranny.

      So don’t plan it on your phone, the internet or any connected device. Motorola’s are probably ok though… 🙂

      Well said, independence of thought is a trait to be prized.

    “And the fools here at Legal Insurrection…”

    Dumb troll.

Close The Fed | January 9, 2021 at 8:18 pm

I admit this latest turn of events astonishes me in its brazenness. I thought nothing could shock me, but this CNN ploy does.

Inside every leftie, is a totalitarian screaming to get out.

I knew this, but to see the masks completely fall…. it’s astonishing. I didn’t think the masks would fall in my lifetime. Or maybe at the end of my life. But not now.

Obama was a foreigner and he loved destroying us. It worked.

    I hear ya. We all knew that Twitter, in particular, was itching to “cancel” Trump, and it wouldn’t have surprised me one bit on Jan. 21st-ish. To have it happen to a SITTING president is jaw-dropping. Likewise, we all sort of gamed out that it wouldn’t be long before the tactics used to deplatform Gab (attaking their provider, their banking/advertising/payments, etc.) would eventually be used to attack all right voices, but yeah, it’s kind of stunning to see it trumpeted in broad daylight as a moral play.

    Just keep in mind that the Obama admin weaponized not only the IRS against the Tea Party and conservatives, but also every other agency available from the NSRB to DHS to the FDA to the freaking Park Services. That was just a warmup.

All of the junk in DC was a distraction to keep people away from the ridiculous 180 in Georgia to sweep the seats to Dems. Think about it….almost NO ONE has talked about this very unlikely event. How did it change in one month from likely Republican to double win for Dems?

    JusticeDelivered in reply to healthguyfsu. | January 9, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    More election fraud is why.

    sestamibi in reply to healthguyfsu. | January 10, 2021 at 1:46 am

    After the original election fraud in GA on Nov 3 I attributed GOPe complicity of the likes of Kemp, Raffensperger, et al. to a not-so-concealed desire to throw Trump under the bus.

    But I was convinced that they would fight a lot harder to protect their Senate majority in the runoff. I guess I was wrong about that, and only the venue of the fraud switched from Fulton County to Chatham County (Savannah). The GOP has a death wish, and at this point I’m willing to help them along in that regard.

    Milhouse in reply to healthguyfsu. | January 10, 2021 at 2:19 am

    Easy. It happened because too many Republican voters stayed home, and more than a few changed their vote. Because lunatics like Lin Wood and Sidney Powell asked them to stay home. And because Trump made that stupid phone call to Raffspenberger and then tweeted about it, leading Raffspenberger to release the recording in order to vindicate himself, not thinking or caring what the result would be; they’re both to blame for that one.

      Mac45 in reply to Milhouse. | January 10, 2021 at 12:34 pm

      Stayed home? How do we know that? We have seen a tremendous amount of evidence that significant election fraud occurred in the Nov 3 election. Nothing has changed in the GA. The same people are still running the election operation. Republicans had to sue, again, to gain reasonable access to view the tabulation operation. What makes you think that exactly the same thing happened in the run-off that appears to have happened in the general election?

      When will people get it through their heads that, until the veracity of the general election has been verified, all future election results are totally suspect.

All of this was in the planning stage [the frog in the increasingly hot bath strategy. But, the actions of 1/06/2021 scared the S**T out of the Establishment. They expected the great unwashed deplorables to slink back to their doublewides and sulk. Then the Progressive would have gad twp whole years to solidify their totalitarian control. But, they miscalculated. If the Trump supporters had been Antifa, or BLM, they Congress would probably have several open seats right now. This, didn’t happen, because the bulk of the people involved were only sending the same message they had been sending for 2&1/2 decades; “Hear Us”. Butt, it terrified them.

So, now their plans have been accelerated. First they will cut communications for other than THEIR subjects. Then they will increase the lock-down restrictions, where possible. People will not be able to work or travel, some places, without proof of vaccination. Then they will most likely begin gun confiscation. Think Germany in the 1930s. And all because the deplorables broke bad.

How far will they be allowed to go? We’ll see.

Weird. Months and months of XINN cheerleading the vile, racist, burn loot murder riots all across the nation as ‘mostly peaceful,’ yet somehow, FOX News is the problem.

I cannot share a country with these people. We are at war. Prepare accordingly.

ScottTheEngineer | January 9, 2021 at 9:55 pm

They’ll have your neighbors and children turning you in before long. They’ll have to finish the border fence to keep people in.

MattLauersNob | January 9, 2021 at 10:15 pm

It does make me chuckle that with all the outrageous censorship going on, the newly left, back stabbing Fox is getting targeted by the dumber than dirt left CNNLOL.

Fox is dying on the vine, thanks to the mother of all back stabs on election night. There’s no need to try and put themselves out of business since they are doing that to themselves.

A story that didn’t much extended media coverage, all those from the big tech world who are a part of the biden administration
this stuff was planned well in advance

    mark311 in reply to buck61. | January 10, 2021 at 4:12 am

    Nope not really, all this stems as a reaction to a real event ie the multiple deaths and injuries at the capitol. Trump is considered to have incited an insurrection and more than that he is seen as attempting to change a legitimate election result by continuously peddling lies. From that perspective it becomes a logical conclusion to exclude him from his instruments of disinformation.

      felixrigidus in reply to mark311. | January 10, 2021 at 5:48 am

      Nothing new. Maybe you are stupid enough to believe your own propaganda, we’re not.

        mark311 in reply to felixrigidus. | January 11, 2021 at 5:31 pm

        Irony, my ‘propaganda’ has evidence to back it up. Plenty of videos, witnesses, arrests and supporting evidence to indicate it was an insurrection and that violence occurred. If you can’t accept the evidence then you are another conspiracy theorist

Part of me wants to see Fox taken off the air.

Not because I think it now sucks compared to years ago but because I think that it would be such a momentous act that even the not paying a damn attention crowd but call themselves Americans would instantly wake up.

And the Americans bit above applies to those who are Republican, Democrat, or any other political preference (except leftist fascists) and usually are clueless as to what is really happening in the country because they just can’t be bothered to pay attention.

That would be a shock-wave across the country and the world.

A whole news organization taken out.

Hi all. Is Milhouse (or anyone similar) out there or does any one know how to contact him. When I read these comments he seems to know “all”. I want to ask him/her a question. Most of the responses of the left/progressives regards the question of election fraud is that all the cases brought before the courts have “rejected or “not successful”. I read that its is more complicated than this. Has there been legal analysis (detailed or initial analysis) of all the various court rulings on the matter been carried out? Can someone direct me to it?

Dave Kabay (USA citizen in Australia. Spent $34 AUS to vote for Trumpism – covid problems)

    mark311 in reply to dkabay. | January 10, 2021 at 6:07 am

    I’ve asked this myself on a number of occasions. Sadly thus far no source has been provided.

      mark311 in reply to mark311. | January 10, 2021 at 9:41 pm

      I find it highly entertaining that I get downvotes when I ask for a source and receive none. Strange.

        I suspect your “I just want to understand” schtick is just becoming tiresome. It happens.

          Trying to out yourself into others shoes is hard but I’ve gotten a pretty good idea of the commentators here. You say it’s because replying to me is tiresome yet I’ve had quite a few replies overall with some level of argument but when it comes to supporting those arguments (specially in relation to election fraud) I’ve literally had nothing. So it’s actually because no one here can support the election fraud argument.

The question is whether we should wait until we are packed in those wagons to the Democrat/Big Tech/MSM extermination camps or maybe not follow the David Frenchism surrender route?
Once we are in those camps there is nobody that can come and rescue us.

The Democrats want to use “reconciliation” the same way Muslims do.

Conservative viewers flocked to Fox News because it was an alternative to the nonstop flow of liberal drivel coming from the mainstream media. Fox became the only mainstream news source in its own right to push back on the Clintons, obama, Biden, Pelosi, Reid, and the rest of the communist side of our government. But then, something happened. Fox became so enamored with its own success that being an alternative was no longer the issue; being #1 became the only important thing.

What followed next was Fox transitioning from alternative information to leading the anti-conservative charge and quite honestly, in this latest role I see no reason for Fox to exist at all.

If all Fox is going to do is compete with the leftist media from a leftist point of view, we don’t need it. There are countless number of pages of photographic proof that the left hijacked Jan 6 and performed the majority of damage to the capital building. But does Fox look into this? No. There has been plenty of evidence of election fraud in both the Nov and GA runoff races, but did Fox seriously look into this? Did it do the slightest bit of actual investigative journalism? No.

Bottom line: If Fox is to be just another CNN or MSDNC, nothing would be lost if they simply shut down and went away.

    MarkSmith in reply to clayusmcret. | January 10, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    I consider my self a conservative and I stopped watching Fox like 15 years ago. Especially when I cut cable. The over blown drama of non events turned me off. Shep Smith was a key driver. Not much there. Just look for highlights from other posts

    mark311 in reply to clayusmcret. | January 10, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    Fox is hardly on the left, maybe you’ve moved further right?

    And please stop using the word communism you clearly have no idea what you mean by that.

Frank Hammond | January 10, 2021 at 2:50 pm

But…Fox News was going to make all kinds of new friends by going Left and attacking President Trump?