Congress Looking Into Media’s Role In Misleading Americans

CNN and other Left news sites are in hot water.

The House Energy and Commerce subcommittee will hold a hearing titled “Fanning the Flames: Disinformation and Extremism in the Media” starting at 12:30 P.M. Eastern.

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ), the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, noted in a memo to committee members Monday that while many have blamed social media platforms for spreading misinformation, “broadcast and cable outlets have played a role in the spread of disinformation.”

The witnesses for the hearing include:

  • Soledad O’Brien, anchor of Matter of Fact and CEO of Soledad O’Brien Productions
  • Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Media at Columbia University
  • Kristine Danielle Urquiza, cofounder of Marked by COVID
  • Jonathan Turley, professor at the George Washington University Law School

Pallone took a partisan view on media outlets’ role in spreading misinformation, citing several articles from the Washington Post and Media Matters on how “conservative media misinformation” may have worsened the coronavirus pandemic and spread misinformation regarding election fraud claims.

Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Jerry McNerney (D-CA), two members of the Communications and Technology subcommittee, sent letters to the leaders of several television providers, asking them if they plan to take action against Fox News, Newsmax, and One America News Network (OANN) for spreading “disinformation.”

The two Democrats asked:

Have you taken any adverse actions against a channel, including Fox News, Newsmax, and OANN, for using your platform to disseminate disinformation related directly or indirectly to the November 3, 2020 elections, the January 6, 2021 Capitol insurrection, or COVID-19 misinformation?

McNerney and Eshoo also asked, “Are you planning to continue carrying Fox News, Newsmax, and OANN on U-verse, DirecTV, and AT&T TV both now and beyond any contract renewal date? If so, why?”

Sources: Breitbart: Watch Live: House Hearing on ‘Disinformation and Extremism’ in Media

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Written by Joshua Jackson


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  1. What I don’t understand is why the major media outlets like CNN, NBC, CHN and others are not investigated. These are the ones that “fanned the flames:, giving fake news, false information, and making up false narratives about everything from voter fraud and Trump, and conservative people. It would seem that the same tactics being used by Hollywood and major news networks are the same as Hitler used to control and persuade the citizens to demonize Conservatives and Trump supporters. There has been a line that these mentioned have not only crossed, but have indeed eradicated that very line that was there to keep media from crossing.

  2. This is what this once Great Nation has come to because the people have been brainwashed into Socialism. If people don’t wake up and speak up. we are a domed country. What is wrong with people?
    I don’t worry so much for myself as I am at the age that God could call me any minute, but I am so very concerned about the young people that just seem to drift through life and most don’t even vote.
    I pray they will wake up and come against this radical left and vote them out of office and see that the voting system isn’t violated by crooked leftist this time around.. We need Trump and truthfully he is still president of these United States of America.. THIS WAS A STOLEN ELECTION WITH OBAMA BEHIND ALL OF THE FRAUD AND UGLINESS THAT WENT ON. God is watching as He wants Trump as president. Just watch and wait for Him to act.

  3. Perhaps these two idiot democrats ought to reread THE 1ST AMMENDMENT. It’s called free speech and who the heck are you two and your perverted cronies to call it “disinformation” anyway? Talk about calling the kettle black! What gall you two have.

  4. How are the pro-communist media members “in trouble” when the communist members of congress are trying to close down conservative stations/channels?

  5. The DERANGED and DEPLORABLE Democratic Socialist Party will Never Ever let that happen. The Media is Run and Paid for by the Deplorable DemoCrap’s is Lol with this One.
    It’s a Nothing Burger to them.

  6. biden and demoNcrats are brain sick people, we need to kick them out of the congress and capitol….they are just wasting our time, our money and our patience….

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