In the wake of the pro-Trump riots at the U.S. Capitol building and the wave of social media censorship that followed, it appears that some on the left seek to use the events to push further towards leftist authoritarianism. Predictably, the activist media seems to be firmly on board with the idea.
CNN media activist Oliver Darcy weighed in on the idea in a piece he wrote for the alleged news outlet’s “Reliable Sources” newsletter.
“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. But what about TV companies that provide platforms to networks such as Newsmax, One America News — and, yes, Fox News?” he wrote.
That’s right, folks. Oliver Darcy is now pushing for cable companies to squelch content from television news outlets expressing ideas that hurt his feelings. He put forth the ridiculous notion that not only should entire networks be held responsible for the opinions of their anchors, but the cable companies that host them should also be accountable.
In his propaganda piece, Darcy went on to suggest asking cable companies about their practices and “if they have any regret over carrying right-wing channels that were in many ways partly responsible for what took place in our nation’s capital this week.”
Only one cable provider was willing to humor Darcy’s foolishness. CenturyLink told him that it is committed to providing “a variety of broadcast channels covering thousands of topics” and that it did not “endorse specific media or outlets.”
As you might imagine, this wasn’t good enough for Darcy, who claimed that the company was dodging his question.
But the problem with Darcy’s bloviating is the fact that he works for a left-wing activist operation masquerading as a journalistic outlet. His network peddles in the same kind of propaganda of which he accuses networks like Fox News or Newsmax.
CNN was the activist media outlet responsible for the Covington Kids hoax, which could have ruined the lives of high school students who happened to have the wrong political beliefs, according to the left. The network also promoted the Charlottesville “fine people” hoax to fool its audience into believing that President Trump complimented white supremacists. They were one of the primary entities pushing the Russia collusion hoax as well.
If Darcy truly cared about the spread of disinformation, he would be checking his own network and others like it. He would acknowledge that left-leaning organizations have been deliberately pushing various falsehoods about the president and his supporters for four years.
But, Oliver Darcy is not a journalist. He is a media activist. There is a distinct difference between the two, isn’t there? Yet, we can still give him points for trying.
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