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Dem Congress Members Consider Speech Restrictions Based on Political Views

Claim they are battling “misinformation” and “conspiracy theories”

Thomas More
The Hill

February 23, 2021

House lawmakers on Wednesday will examine the role misinformation on cable news played in the Jan. 6 insurrection in a hearing that will test the boundaries between congressional oversight, regulation and issues of censorship.

Representatives of Fox News have already complained about the premise, saying it “sets a terrible precedent” when members of Congress “highlight political speech they do not like.” Newsmax also decried the hearing as “an attack on free speech and basic First Amendment rights,” adding that the event “should send chills down the spines of all Americans.”

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FCC commissioner blasts House Dems’ Call For Censorship of Conservative News Outlets

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.

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Sidney Powell Claims to Have Enough Election Fraud Evidence to Launch Massive Criminal Investigation (video)

Maria Bartiromo
FoxNews

(November 15, 2020)

Attorney Sidney Powell interviewed by Maria Bartiromo on FoxNews, November 15, 2020.

Powell states the Dominion voting software can be remotely controlled from anywhere in the world and manipulate any element of the election process.

“Even their own manual explains how votes can be wiped away. It’s like drag and drop Trump votes to a separate folder, and then delete that folder.”

“We have so much evidence I feel like it’s coming in through a firehose.”

2020Election Fraud News Updates

Sidney Powell Points to BigTech/Media collusion in 2020 Election,

FoxNews Emerges From Behind the Mask (video)

Popular ‘conservative’ news channel implicates itself in Election2020 Psy-op

The Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto on Monday November 9 cut away from a press briefing featuring White House press secretary and a Trump campaign spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany. 

“She’s charging the other side as welcoming fraud and illegal voting. Unless she has more details to back that up, I can’t in good countenance continue to show you this,” Cavuto said as he cut off the press conference, pushing back on what he described as “explosive” charges from McEnany.

“Not so fast,” Cavuto added.

McEnany suggested Democrats are implicated in “fraud” and “illegal voting” in the 2020 election.

… And look at what Kathryn Murdoch, the wife of FoxNews co-owner James Murdoch, Tweeted days after Election2020:

Newt Gingrich: Election of Biden is “Left Wing Power Grab By People Like George Soros

Newt Gingrich remarks on Fox and Friends November 9th how Democratic Party “stealing five or six states, and that’s what we believe we are watching,” en route to secure US presidency.

“Let’s forget four years of impeachment, harassment, opposition, hatred, and now that I’ve won let’s get nice together.”

“I have doubts that the left wing of (Biden’s) party would allow him to genuinely work with Republicans.”

Newt Gingrich: Trump fights to deny elites the goal of turning Americans into dominated ‘sheep’

Douglas Ernst
Washington Times

(November 6, 2020)

Newt Gingrich says President Trump and all Americans face an existential crisis on par with the nation’s darkest days seen by George Washington or Abraham Lincoln.

The former U.S. House speaker told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Thursday evening that election turmoil and claims of widespread fraud have left him more upset than he’s ever been in 62 years of political life.

“This is not about Donald Trump,” he said. “This is about the American people. Do the American people have the right in an honest election, with honest legitimate ballots, to pick their leader, or are we just sheep dominated by the high-tech businesses, the news media, and the various political machines? And are we supposed to surrender? So, I think this is a crisis in the American system comparable to Washington on Christmas Eve or comparable to Lincoln at Gettysburg. This is a genuine, deep crisis of our survival.”

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Annapolis Shooting: Mayor Discusses Active Shooter Simulation on National Television

Attended Drill, Spoke With Gazette Editor Minutes Before Shooting

This morning Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley pointed to the fact that there was an active shooter drill conducted by the city’s first responders less than one week before the Capital Gazette shooting, on June 22.

In a somewhat uncomfortable exchange on Fox&Friends, Annapolis’ mayor repeatedly glanced downward and stumbled through what appear to be a set of canned statements. He pointed to the fact that he conversed with the Capital Gazette‘s editor minutes before the event transpired, and further noted how he was present as the city’s police and fire departments rehearsed such a scenario one week ago.

“So many resources were thrown at this,” Buckley explained. “The fact that we had done … a drill … less than a week beforehand. And I had watched these guys come in and practice … Little did they know they would actually be doing that a week later.”

Buckley goes on to plead for mental health and gun control measures, in addition to the purported role social media (i.e. independent and uncensored information) may have played in the shooting.

These specific passages of the interview are transcribed verbatim below.

Fox&Friends: Joining us now is a mayor that probably didn’t get very much sleep last night, Gavin Buckley. Mr. Mayor sorry you’re going through this. Uh, what did you find when you got on the scene, and what could you tell our listeners and everybody—our viewers and everyone around the world, uh, what’s the latest with the shooter?

Buckley: So, uhm, we uh … I was speaking to the editor of the the Capital probably 20 minutes beforehand. That editor was not in the building when the shooter came in or he would have been dead I’m sure.

Uhm, he doesn’t go away very often. He works really hard. The journalists that lost their lives—all those journalists are like his children. He, uh, it’s going to be along time for his—him to recover.

Uh, we got the news, uh, we came straight to the scene. There were, uh, what felt like a hundred, uh, uh, em-em—emergency vehicles here.Uh, the situation was being addressed.

Th—so many resources were thrown at this. I don’t think there’s anything more but … I’m so proud of first responders, because I know, uh, that what they did saved lives.

And the fact that they got in there as fast as they did. The fact that we had done, uhm, a drill, uhm, less than a week beforehand. And I had watched these guys come in and practice. They stepped over simulated, uhm, victims, ah, headshots and, uhm, chest-shots and, and, and flesh wounds. They had to walk through—past those simulated victims, and had to go to the shooter and take the shooter down. Little did they know they would actually be doing that a week later.

Buckley repeated the usual litany of topics covered by public officials in the wake of most every mass shooting event over the past several years, while asking the public to empathize with local news outlets like the Gazette.

Buckley: We have to do something about these guys. We have to do something about mental health. We have to do something about gun control. We have to do something that stops, uh, society being so t–tightly wound.

This paper is not a left wing paper. It’s not a right wing paper. It’s a local paper that reports on local things. It reports on our kids sports teams. [It] reports on all the things that matter to us locally. There’s nothing this paper does that would offend you that much that you’d want to kill people.

Shortly thereafter Fox steered Buckley toward the alleged impact that commentary on social media has in precipitating such events.

Fox&Friends: But the thing is with the social media postings. Are you going to be part of a process that maybe reevaluates the threats that are online locally? Is there a way to do that? Is that something you’re going to focus on?

Buckley: I think it has to be, uh, definitely something we look into, because, uh, Chief Altamari’s talking about increasing resources to, uh, public safety for such things. We have to, uh, reevaluate how we, uh, prepare for these things. We have to be vigilant. We-we have to, uh, look for tell-tale signs and, you know, I think that what people, uh, uh, [are] so isolated now. They-they live in their silos and they sit in front of their screens, and they don’t get out there so you can’t tell [sic].

The CIA and the Media: Historical Fact #71

In a controversial set of exchanges with former Sputnik editor Bill Moran, longtime author and journalist Kurt Eichenwald described himself as being “deeply wired into the intelligence community,” further counseling Moran that writing for the Russian outlet was not helpful for his career. The two were drawn together when Moran accidentally published an email released by Wikileaks between Sidney Blumenthal and Hillary Clinton wherein Blumenthal quotes an Eichenwald piece concerning Benghazi. Although Moran retracted the post in short order, Eichenwald shouted Moran’s error from the rooftops, citing the mistake as proof of broader Russian intrigue.

In late 2016 when Eichenwald was questioned by FoxNews’ Tucker Carlson on his numerous outbursts targeting President Donald Trump and Trump supporters, Eichenwald told the broadcast journalist he wanted to relay “a message I’ve got from the CIA.”

“I know a lot of officers. I know a lot of agents,” Eichenwald continued, “I’ve been in their homes, and I’m really delivering this to you and Donald Trump. These are people who’ve sacrificed a lot for this country … “ Despite Carlson’s request for Eichenwald to explain the dispatch on air no specific message was ever actually related.

Walter Bragman and Shane Ryan, “Did Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald Use Threats and Bribery to Silence a Young Journalist?” Paste, October 19, 2016; “FoxNews, Tucker Carlson Confronts Newsweek Bias,” FoxNews, December 15, 2016.