AT&T/Direct TV De-Platforms Newsmax – Congress Must Act
By M Dowling
Newsmax lost 13 million customers last night when Direct TV took them down. This follows the removal of OANN, another conservative channel.
As Greg Kelly said last night, they removed two conservative channels and want Fox News removed. Meanwhile, 22 liberal/leftist stations remain. Mr. Kelly said that Democrats in Congress demanded it be taken down.
Democrats want a one-party state, and they want to tell you what you can hear, see, eat, and do.
According to the television provider, the decision came down to Newsmax asking for rate increases, which “would have led to significantly higher costs that we would have to pass on to our broad customer base,” the Daily Beast’s Justin Baragona reported.
Freshman Rep. Wesley Hunt (R-TX) said this week that the TV provider’s inability to come to an agreement with Newsmax over cable fees signaled “a political decision to censor conservative media, which is a red flag for the First Amendment.”
“I am sure that DirecTV will claim that removing Newsmax from their lineup of channels was purely a business decision, but that is hard to accept when liberal news channels like Vice Media continue to remain on the air. Vice is a ratings failure for DirecTV, yet they continue to profit from their relationship with DirecTV,” Hunt sida in a letter to the company.
Direct TV plans to fill the space with new content. They had this planned for some time.
Ric Grennell said Congress must get involved. They already begged AT&T not to do it.
Tom Borelli said it’s time for conservatives to drop AT&T cell service. Call AT&T at 1-800-331-0500.