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Jan 18 2021

CNN Tries to Deplatform Conservative Competition

In the aftermath of the Capitol Riot, the official narrative is that we must suppress free speech or succumb to terrorism. CNN, a bastion of the liberal establishment, leans on cable companies to stop carrying conservative channels.

From yesterday:

“Experts” like Alex Stamos, Director of the Stanford Internet Observatory, are brought on to lend credence to the viewpoint CNN wants to promote. Stamos used to be chief security officer at Facebook. His hostility toward open debate typifies the mentality that CNN shares with Big Tech.

CNN has come up before in the context of enlisting cable companies as censors of dissident thought. Unsurprisingly, it also wants its main competitor Fox News deplatformed.

From CNN Business:

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.

By CNN’s standards, not even Silicon Valley is repressive enough.

But what about TV companies that provide platforms to networks such as Newsmax, One America News — and, yes, Fox News? …

After [the January 6] 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.

“Disinformation” is anything contrary to the party line.

[I]t 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.

An honest and fair person would admit that the extent to which the 2020 election was honest and fair is debatable.

[W]hy do AT&T (which I should note is CNN’s parent company), CenturyLink, and Verizon carry OAN? Why do AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon, Comcast, Charter, and Dish carry Newsmax? And why do they all carry Fox — which is, frankly, at times just as irresponsible and dangerous with its platform as its smaller competitor networks?

CNN wants to deplatform conservatives on radio too:

It’s not a TV carrier, but its one of the biggest distributors of right-wing talk radio in the country — and yet you rarely hear about Premiere Networks. That’s despite hosts like Rush Limbaugh regularly misusing the platform to spread outright falsehoods or make grossly irresponsible comments.

Any fact or opinion not in compliance with the liberal narrative is likely to be denounced as “grossly irresponsible,” not to mention “white supremacist.”

Legal Insurrection asks of CNN,

Are they on the silencing of wrong think bandwagon with the Democrats and Big Tech or are they taking advantage of this current climate to eliminate their ratings and viewer competition?

The answer is both, but primarily the former. They won’t try to deplatform other leftist propaganda platforms like MSNBC and PBS.

If cable companies don’t yield to pressure from left-wing activists like those running CNN, Big Government may have to apply legal coercion to ensure ideological homogeneity.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair. Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.


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