The left’s plan to silence Tucker Carlson is just the tip of the iceberg.
They want to shut down all conservative media.
That became clear when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed her support for this plan to take Rush Limbaugh off the air.
Liberals launched a coordinated smear campaign against Fox News to drive advertisers to abandon the network in order to force management to fire their conservative opinion hosts.
Jane Mayer’s fake news article accusing Fox News of being state run TV, the outrage of Judge Jeanine Pirro’s comments about Ilhan Omar and Media Matters smear campaign against Tucker Carlson are all part of an organized effort by the left to crush any dissenting voices in the media.
But those are still private campaigns.
Fox News and conservative talk radio still could weather the storm and exist.
However, a little noticed tweet by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed that the socialist left will use the force of government to censor and ban conservative opinion shows like Tucker Carlson and Rush Limbaugh.
Ocasio-Cortez caused a stir when she smeared Ronald Reagan as a racist.
The freshmen Democrat responded to the criticism that she was a clueless millennial liar by rattling off a series of attacks on Reagan’s record.
Ocasio-Cortez ranted, “HIV/AIDS crisis and demonization of LGBT+ community – Union-busting – Ending the Fairness Doctrine, which launched the polarized media environment we’re suffering from today Why are we not supposed to talk about these things?”
Eagle-eyed conservatives saw her mention the fairness doctrine and it sent a shiver down their spines.
The Fairness Doctrine was a 1949 Federal Communications Commission regulation requiring television and broadcast license holders to present both sides of “controversial” issues.
The FCC – which was controlled by Reagan appointees at the time – lifted government mandated content control on August 5, 1987.
This paved the way for Rush Limbaugh’s national radio program to debut almost exactly one year later on August 1, 1988.
Before Reagan ended the practice of government controlled media content, if a station wanted to air a program like Limbaugh’s they would have to balance it out with an equal number of programming hours from the other side.
But since no one wanted to listen to liberal talk radio and it was not profitable, stations steered clear of conservative opinion altogether.
That meant the only media Americans received was from fake news reporters on CBS, NBC and ABC that pretended to deliver “objective” broadcasts but in reality, were nothing more than mouthpieces for the Democrat Party.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet is a hint that should the Democrats win back the White House and both houses of Congress that they will reinstate the Fairness Doctrine.
If they do that, conservative talk radio could disappear overnight.
And that is exactly what Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow liberals want.
If conservative media vanishes then CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS and the New York Times will control the flow of information Americans receive.
Every news story will promote the Democrat agenda and attack Republicans and no dissenting voices will exist to counter the prevailing fake news media narrative.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.