Lawmakers ask Big Cable why they let companies like Newsmax and OAN spread disinformation.

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If you want to see the deleterious effects of disinformation, look no further than Trump, January 6th, 2021, and forums like this one.

Because CNN and MSDNC do it too. It’s called News Entertainment....
If a media outlet uses disinformation as it's primary motivation, should it be subject to being fined? That's the larger question in this era of rightwing disinformation. It's a question that needs answered.
And who is it that decides what is and isn't "disinformation", ODanny?
 

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Leftists aren't even making a token effort to hide their totalitarianism.

This is America, you pieces of shit. You swore an oath to support the Constitution, not burn it.
And with no regulation, we have millions of idiots who believe in QAnon, and even worse, Trump.

The real question is do media outlets have an obligation to tell the truth. If not, we will continue to be a nation full of idiots who believe in people like Trump.
The last fairness regulation was discontinued during the RayGun Administration. That led the way for the 24/7/365 bombardment of the toxic rabid right wing radio talking point dissemination machine that has taken over the GOP.

Good luck putting that back in Pandora's box.
 

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Leftists aren't even making a token effort to hide their totalitarianism.

This is America, you pieces of shit. You swore an oath to support the Constitution, not burn it.
And with no regulation, we have millions of idiots who believe in QAnon, and even worse, Trump.

The real question is do media outlets have an obligation to tell the truth. If not, we will continue to be a nation full of idiots who believe in people like Trump.
The last fairness regulation was discontinued during the RayGun Administration. That led the way for the 24/7/365 bombardment of the toxic rabid right wing radio talking point dissemination machine that has taken over the GOP.

Good luck putting that back in Pandora's box.
Competition and free speech, don't you just hate it!!!
 

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If you want to see the deleterious effects of disinformation, look no further than Trump, January 6th, 2021, and forums like this one.

They can ask their questions, but there's nothing they can do about it, nor should they.
 

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Because the Trump dolts make them money. We no longer care if it is the truth and haven't for many years.
freedom of speech is the one thing no liberal can tolerate
Freedom of speech is something conservatives know nothing about.
Not lately, Clayton! What we know about lately is censorship. Democrats used to defend freedom of speech...now they work hard to curtail it!
Republicans still defend their Drug War and their War on women's reproductive rights.
 
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Because the Trump dolts make them money. We no longer care if it is the truth and haven't for many years.
freedom of speech is the one thing no liberal can tolerate
Freedom of speech is something conservatives know nothing about.
Not lately, Clayton! What we know about lately is censorship. Democrats used to defend freedom of speech...now they work hard to curtail it!
The problem is not "freedom of speech", what you are saying is 'protected' is disinformation pumped out to millions of poorly educated and unsophisticated Americans who will actually believe the 2020 election was "stolen" from Trump. Their attempts to prove this have all been rejected, because the claims are not true. Then what happens when they push the QAnon and other conspiracies to these poorly educated and barely literate Trump supporters? It's a question that needs answered. Is it allowable for these outlets to lie repeatedly, with no repercussions?
 

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If you want to see the deleterious effects of disinformation, look no further than Trump, January 6th, 2021, and forums like this one.

Because CNN and MSDNC do it too. It’s called News Entertainment....
If a media outlet uses disinformation as it's primary motivation, should it be subject to being fined? That's the larger question in this era of rightwing disinformation. It's a question that needs answered.
Not in a country that has a free press. Otherwise we end up with a government controlled press and nothing but left wing nonsense being reported.
 

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Because the Trump dolts make them money. We no longer care if it is the truth and haven't for many years.
freedom of speech is the one thing no liberal can tolerate
Freedom of speech is something conservatives know nothing about.
Not lately, Clayton! What we know about lately is censorship. Democrats used to defend freedom of speech...now they work hard to curtail it!
The problem is not "freedom of speech", what you are saying is 'protected' is disinformation pumped out to millions of poorly educated and unsophisticated Americans who will actually believe the 2020 election was "stolen" from Trump. Their attempts to prove this have all been rejected, because the claims are not true. Then what happens when they push the QAnon and other conspiracies to these poorly educated and barely literate Trump supporters? It's a question that needs answered. Is it allowable for these outlets to lie repeatedly, with no repercussions?
It is protected in a free press, even left wing media outlet lies are protected. The repercussions are in the loss of credibility, such as faced by CNN and MSNBC.
 
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The House Sub-Committee on Energy and Commerce is holding a hearing called “Fanning the Flames: Disinformation and Extremism in the Media.” The hearing has already been labeled by Republicans as an attack on the First Amendment.

It's chaired by New Jersey's Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. and we can expect a critical look at conservative media outlets like OAN, Newsmax, and Fox News pushing the “stolen election” conspiracy theory that inspired the deadly insurrection led by Trump supporters on Jan. 6.


 

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Because the Trump dolts make them money. We no longer care if it is the truth and haven't for many years.
freedom of speech is the one thing no liberal can tolerate
Freedom of speech is something conservatives know nothing about.
Not lately, Clayton! What we know about lately is censorship. Democrats used to defend freedom of speech...now they work hard to curtail it!
The problem is not "freedom of speech", what you are saying is 'protected' is disinformation pumped out to millions of poorly educated and unsophisticated Americans who will actually believe the 2020 election was "stolen" from Trump. Their attempts to prove this have all been rejected, because the claims are not true. Then what happens when they push the QAnon and other conspiracies to these poorly educated and barely literate Trump supporters? It's a question that needs answered. Is it allowable for these outlets to lie repeatedly, with no repercussions?
I ask again...who is it that decides what is "disinformation" and what is simply another opinion? What you're advocating is censorship and it's a dangerous path on which to take a stroll!
 

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Because the Trump dolts make them money. We no longer care if it is the truth and haven't for many years.
freedom of speech is the one thing no liberal can tolerate
Freedom of speech is something conservatives know nothing about.
Not lately, Clayton! What we know about lately is censorship. Democrats used to defend freedom of speech...now they work hard to curtail it!
Republicans still defend their Drug War and their War on women's reproductive rights.
The Clinton Crime Bill put more people into Federal Prisons on drug charges than almost any other piece of legislation ever passed in this country! Refresh my memory...was Bill Clinton a Republican? Joe Biden wrote the Senate version of that bill...was he a Republican?
 

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If you want to see the deleterious effects of disinformation, look no further than Trump, January 6th, 2021, and forums like this one.

It's a real question.

Sadly the answer is "money".
I like the suggestion of ala carte news channels. You want to watch that propaganda, pay for it.
 

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If you want to see the deleterious effects of disinformation, look no further than Trump, January 6th, 2021, and forums like this one.

Because CNN and MSDNC do it too. It’s called News Entertainment....
If a media outlet uses disinformation as it's primary motivation, should it be subject to being fined? That's the larger question in this era of rightwing disinformation. It's a question that needs answered.
And who is it that decides what is and isn't "disinformation", ODanny?
Try being able to verify it with independent, credible sources.
 

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