Letter Comes Before Dems Planned Hearing, “Fanning the Flames: Disinformation and Extremism in the Media”

Tamar Lapin
New York Post

February 23, 2021

A Federal Communications Commissioner on Monday blasted two prominent House Democrats for suggesting that video providers should drop Fox News and other channels.

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr slammed the effort by California Reps. Anna Eshoo and Jerry McNerney as a “chilling transgression” of free speech, Mediate reported.

“The concerted effort by Democrats to drive political dissent from the public square represents a marked departure from these First Amendment norms,” Carr said in a statement.

The lawmakers on Monday sent letters to a dozen cable, satellite and streaming video companies pushing them to address their “disseminating misinformation to millions” of users from some networks.

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