A CNN Sunday interview featuring former Facebook executive Alex Stamos called for conservative cable networks OAN and Newsmax to be deplaformed — similar to the leftist attacks on conservative social network Parler. In his words, “We have to turn down the capability of these conservative influencers.”
Stamos is apparently not alone. CNN’s Oliver Darcy has also been challenging cable networks to drop Newsmax for questioning election results, including Fox News. Darcy claimed, “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.”
And if you think these leftist talking heads are not serious, remember this is the same network that led efforts to remove President Trump from Twitter, Facebook, and a host of other digital services. The left is no longer hiding the fact that its target has expanded to silence anyone questioning the mainstream narrative.
There isn’t any constitutional arguments here. This is censorship, plain and simple.
Newsmax responded in part by quoting Ari Fliescher’s words, “You knew it would happen. Some want to take conservative media off the air because they bought into Trump’s election theories. On those grounds, shouldn’t CNN, ABC, CBS and NBC be taken off the air because they bought into [Russian] collusion theories? This censorship must stop.”
Clearly, Facebook and Twitter’s efforts to delete any content questioning the election results is not enough — neither was de-platforming the sitting President of the United States, pressing for a second impeachment even after President Trump’s term ends, or the shutdown of Parler.
Now the mainstream mafia wants to remove the television networks that continue to offer a free speech alternative to Americans. Why? Maybe it’s in part because it’s working. Since the November election, CNN and MSNBC have enjoyed giant viewership gains against Fox News, despite Fox standing atop the network news leader board for the past several years.
However, Fox News did not lose to mainstream news as much as it defeated itself. By calling Arizona for Biden far too early and increasingly sounding like its leftist competitors, viewers have jumped ship, largely to free-to-air network Newsmax.
OAN and others, such as Right Side Broadcasting, have quickly filled the conservative void, live streaming events from the nation’s capital and featuring genuinely conservative voices regarding election fraud. But with CNN seeking to stomp out competition completely, it is now targeting its much smaller foes that Americans are actively seeking for honest information.
Though once the breaking news leader that showed up first to major events, CNN has become the leader in trying to break up conservative voices that oppose its mainstream narrative. Americans must wake up. CNN is no longer unbiased journalism, but rather the propaganda arm of the leftist message. CNN hates Trump, conservative media, and your patriotic perspective. Time to turn off “The most trusted name in news” and find the truth yourself.
Where can you find the truth? If CNN wants to shut someone down, that’s likely a good place to start.