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February 24, 2021 12:00 pm
Hello Frank's and Congress declare war on conservative media, specifically conservative TV talk about that more today live in Washington DC, one for your questions right now: 1-800-684-3110 one 800-6841 10 and now your host secular know there's been a declared war on individual's ability use platforms and we've even seen platforms that have been D platform like parlor and those kind of places, but now the Democrats in Congress are taking aim at the major players on cable news on the conservative side of cable news but are not targeting directly if they're not going to Fox news with their questions are not going to Newsmax are not going to Olean with their questions.
They're going to the cable providers so they sent letters.
This is from Congressman Congresswoman Eshoo. She is a member of the House energy and commerce committee oversees cable television at all those the FCC kind of issues and Ed Congressman Jerry back back back dirty, both from California. Both the commerce committee House energy and commerce committee. They sent these letters to the CEOs of AT&T, Verizon, Roku, Amazon, Apple, Comcast charter dish Cox Altus alphabet which is Google and Hulu.
The final question to start with your final question actually sent seven questions they want answered from the CEOs.
The final question is this. Are you planning to continue Kerry Fox news Newsmax in a way in on your platform, both now and beyond any contract renewal date. If so, why not just say are you going to carry them after the contracts over which by the way, that would be discussed between those networks and the provider. And of course the ratings with the euro. It's an economic decision for the most part, what are you even get to stop now. Would you even cancel good now, if not, why not. This is gone to all the major cake they want to take off Fox news it would take off Newsmax to take off awaited from the airway so that you cannot access them through your cable and try to pressure CEOs of cable companies to do the dirty work for them not to make an economic decision, but to make a decision because of political pressure.
This is extremely troubling to try and silence an entire viewpoint by the way there's a lot of sweet Fox news and Newsmax and Newsmax annoy in a way that is a very different especially very broad spectrum there to try to include all those three together what you're trite what you see there try to do is take out any conservative voices from your choice is a choice you have on television that that I would go right to you Thibodeau Washington DC because they these are long-term members of the House energy and commerce committee. They have oversight.
There's a flux of the FCC right now because there's an acting Commissioner. The Republican commissioners of said this is outrageous. That's great but it's Joe Biden could ultimately dominate the permanent membership for Solomon, not just how significant these members are NSU, Jordan, she's the most senior member of that committee. Now she's not the chairman but she's got the most seniority inside the party so she knows better than this.
Jordan looked the government does not get to be the arbiter of what is fact and what is disinformation and the government cannot be in the business of content decisions. Those decisions are made by businesses at the direction of people of consumers who make their own choices about what information to take in. But you're right Jordan, I see this is the left trying to use an opportunity where the FCC is in a little bit a limbo. I think they're gonna push the cable companies. Here's the other thing I think they're doing Jordan I think they're trying to push Pres. Biden into pushing the FCC in a direction that would be more favorable to this very dangerous stuff. Your Jordan what you think about this attempt folks by congressional Democrats to pressure these companies to cancel Newsmax to cancel Fox news to cancel away where you think you to go next. Fairness doctrine try cancel us okay that's is all about taking our viewpoints off the airwaves and will to start with cable news will take your calls 100 684 31 two they're not hiding there say why are you even carry it now if you intend to do it at their contracts expire 164 30 what they will be right back. The challenges facing Americans are substantial time and are now free to sort constitutional rights are under attack more important than ever with the American Center for Law and Justice for decades now ACLJ is on the front lines protecting your freedoms defending your rights and courts in Congress and in the public arena and exceptional track record of success. But here's the bottom line we could not do or work without your support, we remain committed to protecting your religious and constitutional freedoms event remains our top priority, especially now during these challenging times. The American Center for Law and Justice is on your side. You are already a member bank not well this is the perfect time to stand with us.
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Let me cut it read to you from what this out starts from these two members of Congress, including the most senior member of the House energy and commerce committee.
Both Democrats this is to the AT&T indirect TVC you our countries public discourse is plagued by misinformation, disinformation, conspiracy theories and lies were concerned about the role AT&T plays in disseminating misinformation to millions of its subscribers. We write you today to request additional information about what actions ATU NT is taking to address these issues and then they get it to calling out experts have noted right-wing media echo system is quote much more susceptible to disinformation lies and half-truths. Right-wing media outlets like Newsmax what American music, Fox news all aired misinformation about the November 2020 election guess opinions don't matter and lawsuits that were in process don't matter.
Guess that was just disinformation. It's a again it's against the propaganda machine of the left.
These same networks have been key vectors of spreading this information related to the pandemic questioning fallacy questioning the government is not spreading this information. It's what the news is supposed to do. The news is supposed to question everything. Question everything the government tells you and inquire more. First, it was no bass. Then it was what bass that it was to ask and Ed were still being told that you get vaccinated. You can't do this this or that and I think you I think that I get with you when you look at why would you not ask questions about that. Why would you not what inquire more and that's what it's against mass To say that the ideas that things keep changing why why why should we get more information about that.
Do we really need to keep the shutdown why it states that places her bow shut down my California are the number still some of the worst when it comes to covert should we figure out that it said of just blindly accepting anything from the government, whether it's Republican-led or Democratic led it's not misinformation it's not again it's not plagued disinformation or conspiracy theories question the government, and especially with your the best of the pandemic and the government changing its position throughout strong position of the change throughout the entire pandemic. So that's where it starts but the questions they have got specific questions. I will go to Andy. They were to go through some these anti-they have gone to any combo senior attorney with a ACLJ. They have gone to all of these cable providers with seven questions, the seventh being basically why haven't you already canceled them and will you once their contract is up, but they have these other courts that will responses by March 8. Not very far away. This is not getting a lot of covers ever see unseated MSNBC because they would love for these networks to be out of the way and not have to compete with, but this is a given. You go to the questions allowed. The fact that they are trying to infringe on the business, which is what these are business and economic relationships of these cable providers in these television networks Jordan that this is an appalling and scary prospect. We've got two congresspeople signed onto along with 25 Democrats supported what they did or asking these providers and I read the AT&T letter, which, as you indicated is just one of the love of many of the same sort of speed contents. But the thing that was terrifying and audibly terrifying. Anybody who reads it is the questions that they were pointing to these providers.
These carriers and the services you tell me what you're going to do about this. You tell me why you're going to keep this kind of speech on how long were you the light of this particular program. How long are you going to tolerate this kind of speech. This is sounds like the kind of propaganda control that is been throughout history, problematic and scary to read that letter from two congresspeople that AT&T and then went to the other providers as well ought to scare you to death because it is open war on the conservative right worst misinformation and again on the Trinity exceeded off the air, but was having.
They finally came around, and they change their policy but they were allowing Chris Cuomo to interview his brother, Gov. Cuomo and joking about covert document. His leadership books while he's got a major scandal that we all knew was was happy with the nursing homes and finally came to a head with a admitted they were actually not giving the full reports not telling the full story on the numbers of people who died in nursing homes because a coven or have any covert covert positive patient there putting back into nursing homes. That's finally come to light, but I what is it that it misinformation for the people of New York see and it is not listed here, they're not all here their attacks on conservatives don't matter their attacks and never talk about all just what happened on January 6 but that's where this letter tries to build off of it starts without re-question whether will take calls to the seven questions here that they want the cable providers to answer what what moral or ethical principles, including those related to journalistic integrity, violets, medical information and public health you apply in deciding which channels to carry or what to take adverse actions against a channel I want to because of this, but then that is so absurd with the garbage that you confide on cable I made to try to protect these cable companies say they're all great and wonderful but it's a business and the about of extreme violence. You confide on your basic cable and outs of the subscription that was the HBO and others I meet its extreme violence. Adroitly, violets here that cable news which I get is its news broadcast. It is not. 888 television show with violent sex and drugs sure in Jordan it's the American people.
It's the consumer who Anita had the authority here. The power here to if it if programming content is not meeting needs are fits falling short of some standard that the consumer can identify they can walk away Jordan that has to drive these decision-making's decision-making. The idea that that power would be usurped by Washington DC Jordan.
That's a very frightening move because what you're talking about today that that's bad enough, but once that power sits in Washington DC, then Washington DC has the ability to determine what you and I what people all across this country what information they receive in turn, I just wanted to .1 of the thing out as well. The acting chairman of the FCC, Jessica Rosen, were sold. He sees the acting can chairman a Jeep.
I recently stepped down. There's a vacancy, but she is the acting chairman adjourned previously when leftist organizations have come under some fire for some of the examples that you put out. She said that she said I don't think that the government should be in the business of substituting its judgment for programming. Licensee's history won't be kind to silence will Jordan guess who's silent now. Guess who hasn't condemned this letter, the two Republican appointed commissioners have contended the acting chairman Jessica Rosen were so he said history won't be kind to silence when the tables were turned Jordan. She hasn't said a word. Not a word that the FCC commissioners that are Republican appointed on their have condemned the letter they call it a chilling transgression aim at stifling political speech calling other FCC colleagues to join me in publicly denouncing this attempt to stifle political speech and independent news judgment ace seeking to quote intimidate into silent those who would distribute on their platforms, disfavored points of view and particularly concerning because the House energy and commerce committee oversees the communications act. I would get to the falls 164, 31 to the 2064 3110 Robin in Idaho. I lied to Robin, welcome to Jay Sekulow life. I how are you today good bed that is helping a very light, allowing we are fighting and my question is, so on the things that the government telling us we can and can't be ill in Manhattan. All aesthetic crap is our recourse and Couric and the courts will not listen to you.
This is highly regulated by court. So much for Bob because this is more business.
It's it's hot in the airwaves there provided since it's highly regulated and and you and been FCC in these kind of broadcasting rights we done a lot with Christian broadcasting and others throughout our work in the ACLJ. This is highly regulated by the federal government. Congress ultimately with these laws like the cot like the Communications Act that thrived during the federal communications commission act regulates the use of the air was the airwaves are considered public and therefore the fact that somebody wants to broadcast on those airwaves is regulated by the federal government but that doesn't mean that speech is regulated by the federal government, and it is appalling and scary to me when somebody from the government to Congressman Parsons along with a bunch of Democratic colleagues are saying you tell me what moral principles you apply or what principles of justice or ethics you apply in deciding leaving to put on their my response to that is this what businesses is in and out of the government's use Diana that that's none of your business. Those of business decisions that are made by public carriers and that they arrived to contract with whomever they wish in order to broadcast programs and it's interesting incident that they've targeted entities such as Fox and CNN MSNBC that okay there speech is protected and permissible. But if you don't agree with this page you stay away from that and I just think it's not that any of the government's business to interfere in that area whatsoever got through?
Of course, question seven, which is a chance of them right now CEOs it was a little nervous because we know these companies and corporations have been bitten into this kind of pressure pretty easily. And so again I we have to be ready.
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We are taking your phone call so here's what we got you got these two Democrat member's account or six at this letter to Ortiz to exit 14 different cable providers at the gates of every cable provider.
Even some of the ones that are there, cooler like the on-demand services alphabet through Google feel what it's AT&T that also involves DirecTV charter, which he does get numbered some different names.
Comcast also doesn't like XFINITY video where you are but here's their second question they are asking the CEOs and companies to answer by March 8 you require through contracts or otherwise that the channels you carry. Abide by any content guidelines. If so, please provide a copy of the guides then they have to abide by the law and the law actually sets out what could be the news could show that things that are happening, they usually worn people actually before because if children are the room that they usually do. If they're somehow breaking news is been an accident or some horrific event that they are allowed to report on those things that are newsworthy. If a plate issue like we saw again last week. Or if it's if it's over the weekend or if it's Tiger Woods in the car crash and the seeds from that add to it again.
We pray for his speedy recovery.
Glad he survived that with serious injuries but just as example, they all went to that yesterday like a full-time, but they do have to abide by certain rules. There think they could do during the day that they can't do it night that they and they could do different things at night. It could be a little bit more geared towards adults and not have to worry as much about children watching edits different. If your broadcaster versus a cable outlet versus that is something like HBO you gotta pay extra for semi there's all these rules already in place so they know the guidelines for these networks already Congress set the right and those guidelines have to apply across the board when it comes to graphic material, or material not suitable for children. But it has to apply across the board, not just to the cable network providers that are mentioned in this in this letter.
But here's the truth Jordan. It is not that type of content that these congressmen are going for. They make they might use that as a guide. They're actually going for viewpoint content that they disagree with, so it's not something that might be offensive to children.
It's an idea or a perspective or a worldview that might not match with joint with Ayrton and Jordan that the federal government by very definition of the way we set up our country is not entitled to engage in that kind of viewpoint filtering where were rooted in a system where no ideas that I viscerally disagree with ideas that you strongly disagree with those are free to be put out in the public sphere and you have to compete in the marketplace of ideas so that this idea that these two members of Congress have now flip that on their head and and say that they believe that these providers should only put out viewpoints that they agree with Jordan.
That's what they're targeting not trying to protect your children from graphic content they're trying to protect their children from ideas that they disagree with my like a Newsmax is on along with the foxes, along with MSNBC seated in the middle of the got the 0802 is because there is a market for it and some of those networks like Newsmax and only and are not as widely available as a Fox News depending on where you live and who your cable provider is subject added on is a is a bonus but a different kind of package ports not included in base packages or business packages, but we've variously question coming through Facebook and it's I don't have cable but are they targeting streaming apps. They are Amazon Apple and Hulu and alphabets, which is Google are all on all receive this letter, Netflix. I guess did not, but they don't they don't carry live television signal carry cables as others do.
By the way like you out when you talk about at a company like AT&T have DirecTV, they have universe and that is well so the app store and Apple which does have all of course these different news outlets that are available to streaming live, some which are not even on cable that are not. Maybe under the FCC's regulatory reach but but again, let's go to question number three Andy this what is really interesting how many of your subscribers tuned into Fox News Newsmax OIA and this is the get the letter AT&T but with all the for each of the four weeks preceding the November 3 elections in the January 6 20, 21 attack on the US capital, please specify the number of subscribers.
The two did to each channel that is trailing. That tells you all you need to know your dad tells it all. In a nutshell, I want the numbers I want the lists I want the numbers of people who tuned in that these conservative stations. I want to know how many people watch them. I want to be able to gauge and to follow that and to pursue that and to send to see exactly how many people from the conservative side looked at those kinds of programs and follow those kinds of programs that should scare us to death. Those are the kinds of Schindler's list that we read about in Nazi Germany.
Those of the kinds of things that we read about in central Europe in the days preceding and following the outbreak of the second world war. I want to be on any list and I don't want anyone to give many numbers that I may be a part of any government agency is none of the governments business.
The idea here and in the second question goes back to the for the for the for the fourth question goes, what steps did you take prior to on and following the November 3 elections in the January 6 tax to monitor, respond to and reduce the spread of disinformation, including encouragement or incitement of violence. Where was that on the these channels, incitement of violence because, by the way law enforcement would that be involved and they would be violating FCC rules would have to be the cable company and do anything to be that the government could actually step in if you're inciting violence on your network by channels your company disseminates to millions of Americans describe each step that you took and when it was taken within their they should not respond to this that they were gutsy if they were the big corporate companies that they are, they would not even respond to these two members of Congress that I get nervous because I know was running these companies in the kind of put a pressure there are different progressives. The pressures can be an in-store and I would say a couple of things. First of all, coverage of the postelection challenges would have been central to get people on both sides of that issue confidence that we are actually getting to the bottom line truth so not covering it is what would have been the most dangerous but look and in response to both of these questions is the one about how many subscribers do you have in are you gonna turn over any information Jordan and if there's a response.
That response should be conclusively and emphatically that is none of your business and he is absolutely correct and look, we've got experience in this.
This is what the IRS did to tea party conservative groups that gather information about them and then they targeted them to silence and select that that the pressure to respond.
The pressure to acquiesce is going to be immense, but they must either ignore it and refused to respond, or they must decide decisively say that information is none of your business and we will provided to you, and I think I believe there holding hearings on this as well as effortless check this out without the subcommittees might be holding hearings on this. Let me already let me go out to the photo when the oil go foes we get back, elegant, and his thoughts on the next question that they've got no question number five you understood it would be monitoring Americans, it would've monitor where you're watching what you're doing by the way most. These companies are happy about the ratings daily per show, so I don't think it's like the way that they right if there was like we were no company Americans could have been watching this for weeks leading up to the present selection the baby Republicans able to hear Republicans think – by MSNBC. They would another place to go and had a blonde associated during the day. The weather got another place to go get information and make decisions for themselves because they are adult voters who can educate themselves decide for themselves who they want to believe this is what is unbelievable attack and get worried because of who's leaving.
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Apple Comcast charter dish talks alphabet Altus Hulu so if you're UTB through the through the different non-cable outlet selective through the soup.
The services like Roku or through the services like Hulu or through a places like like alphabet others. Amazon uniting. This is not exempt those in the next question is have you taken any adverse actions against the channel their focus including Fox News Newsmax and I waited using your platform to disseminate disinformation.
This information related directly or indirectly to the November 3 elections January 6.
Capital insurrection or covert, 19 disinformation.
If yes, please provide each action when it was taken in the parties involved that I have no idea what, if any of these providers have done anything. I don't know what's in their individual contracts with these these these networks.
What you do know is it that the reason that they're all it is because there is a market for it and the networks have to be able to afford it. The cable from and provider as to be have enough viewers of it.
If you look at cable now in the ability the amount of channels. The amount of choices because of having to compete with the streaming services that like these unlimited channels at all.
Everything on the bed you got something for everybody. Plus everybody else and everybody else resist somebody choices but they are fixated.
Andy on taking getting rid canceling Fox News Newsmax in a way it is, no doubt about that them and that is so very obvious from the question because if you listen to read the question, it assumes the answer. Have you ever had you taken action adverse action against these providers are these entities that are providing misinformation that basically says I assume they have provided misinformation. We, the congresspeople assume that they have provided misinformation and we want to know what you have done if anything to come against them for the misinformation that they provided. This reminds me of the IRS scandal that we had just a few years ago in which they were targeting at the IRS conservative organizations, exempt organizations because of the content of what we were doing in the exempt organization business for conservatives and on behalf of conservatives. So now these congresspeople are doing the very same thing there simply targeting the content-based speech of traditionalists and conservatives.
And they're saying we want to know to these providers like AT&T one action. Have you taken to stop these terrible things that these people are saying well I hope Estevan mentioned that these companies that received these letters have the spine and the guts to say I'm not answering any of these questions.
I live in the United States and I don't have to answer this kind of stuck there is the First Amendment and there is the free exercise of business and the right to contract and this is not anything that the Congress of the United States should be interfering in the phone.
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Suzanne welcome to secular you're on the air. Probably need a first format that I would bring to mind). I called last night from traits that transform it. Dr. James Kenneth the programs I watch on Sunday defending you and Eric are not on the air right now that they been taken off the air from temporary tax that last year's 20 year before election cannot they were doing a program on sort his relationship and connection around the world. The difference is this Suzanne network to decide its content networks be forced to do their stuff and within be forced to carry or not carry anything but is whether a cable company puts pressure on that network to take it down the challenges facing Americans for substantial time in our Valley freedom sword constitutional rights are under attack more important than ever to stay with the American Center for Law and Justice for decades ACLJ has been on the frontlines protecting your freedoms defending your rights" in Congress to get in the public arena and we have an exceptional track record of success. Here's the bottom line we could not do our work without your support, we remain committed to protecting your religious and constitutional freedoms event remains our top priority, especially now during these challenging times. The American Center for Law and Justice is on your side, you're already a member thanking God's well this is the perfect time to stand with us. ACLJ.org where you can learn more about our life-changing, member today ACLJ only one. A society can agree that the most vulnerable.
Is there any hope for that culture to survive. And that's exactly what you are saying when you stand with the American Center for Law and Justice, defendant the right to life, we've created a free and powerful publication offering a panoramic view of the ACLJ's battle for the unborn is called mission will show you how you are personally publication includes a look at all major ACLJ cases were fighting for the rights of pro-life activist ramifications 40 years later, planned parenthood's role in the Obama care me in many ways your membership is empowering the right question for copy mission life today online ACLJ/super check to Carolyn today include you to YouTube is owned by Google and alphabet is on the list that's owned by Google. So yes, this would include the streaming services or YouTube has that ability also to get channels and news channels. If you subscribe and use their services at a paid bid should so, and in the in the letter they specifically mentioned to you to carry Fox News how YouTube TV severe YouTube TV subscriber like you'd be a subscriber to Amazon like you be a subscriber to Hulu or are some of the other streaming services instead of so if you cut the cable cord but you still want live TV and they carry that live TV with a beach. So yes, YouTube directly targeted edit specifically about Fox News Newsmax in a way it they want again this this scares me because it brings back the days of the fairness doctrine and it is with you know it's with. Are you planning the final question, are you planning to continue carry Fox News Newsmax and I waited now and beyond any contract renewal date so you cancel them now, or at least cancel that with your contracts over if so, why they because are highly rated as backs is growing by numbers good for business people.
Obviously there's a demand for Newsmax foxes were the highest rated you throughout history arthritis streak of the last decade or more. Cable news broadcast and just because you don't like the viewpoint you try to put on the date they were somehow inciting violence if they were they would be in trouble for it.
They can report the news on the violence they can have people coveted sake. Who were the people that were carrying out the violence. Are they actually directly related to Donald Trump where the other people. That's what the patient was about. You were able to hear both sides present. Trump was acquitted.
They both carry that you obvious he can have a debate and discussion people to different positions. That's America. These two members of Congress, I guarantee you they're not doing this in a vacuum and what they had been on this before I go to the rest of your phone calls and folks we hello Facebook let's earlier just technical so share this with your friends and family for watch on Facebook watching on you to add that if you want you to places like periscope share this now with your friends and family, but that these two bidders would be doing this in a vacuum. If because it's so egregious. This is a declaration of war. No question about a Jordan are doing it right now because there's momentum behind this. There's momentum behind suppressing speech in certain ideas and look just briefly my response to this question would be the same. It would be none of your business now cease-and-desist and that would be the end of it to Jordan when he circled back to something that you mention just a second ago.
This is this is about blocking ideas from being presented to the American people, not all ideas to certain ideas, ideas that these two congressmen and I disagree with and let me just be very clear with our listeners. We had a very long track record on this organization in this organization and on this broadcast of opposing ideas like the fairness doctrine Jordan we don't think that we have a right to get equal time.
If the listener has been presented with an idea we disagree with. We firmly believe that we've got to go out into that marketplace of ideas and compete and convince our listeners and and argue on merit and argue on the law and actually win people over. It's not the force of government that makes people listen to us. It's the ideas that we present in the intellectual backing that we have. This is exactly the opposite. But Jordan. It does set up this juxtaposition. We believe that viewers and listeners and ultimately individuals to decide when this power gets centralized in Washington DC increasingly and to one of the callers last point. It's not just on the left. Although it's mostly on the left. But when that power consolidates in Washington DC minutes Washington DC who decides and is the listener who loses out. Let's go to Victoria, Florida online what Victoria welcome to secular you're on the air all the work you are on cable provided with regard this is great since we first wanted to get the news to you.
I think overdoing the ACLJ right now is will be formulating the best strategy to approach whether or not and I'll tell you in the past that the ACLJ's been involved worked with these big providers before in the past on various FCC related issues that come to us for insight on constitutional issues on the viewpoint of conservatives and and it's it's happened before. So we are right now behind-the-scenes behind the broadcast we formulating the best approach. Whether that's going to the FCC and those cable providers and and saying how egregious this is an and outlining why, but I would go right to Harry Hudson for our director policy is here this is that this is that kinda moment where it's it's I would feel a lot better if I do these companies were caving so quickly on this cancel culture, but they are they are caving quickly if they give if they're giving like I feel like what Congress is trying to do the Democrats.
I say we give you the green light to drop cancel these contracts. You break the contract if you want to work and give you the green light to do it and protection to do it absolutely so I think your intuition is absolutely correct. Corporations today increasingly have become nothing less than woke capitalists and are quite willing to engage in what might be called surveillance capitalism, so long as it favors the political left and so I think if you look at a survey of Google or Apple employees you'll find roughly 90 to 95% of their political contributions go toward the Democrats. And that's why these two letters by these two congresspeople are so scary.
This is nothing less than an insidious and Orwellian effort by social justice warriors to impose struck only in censorship and to abrogate the Constitution. This move sets us up for nothing less than soft or hard totalitarianism as we move closer and closer to the Soviet era Google you know Wes, there's a lot of stuff in it like on on TV and I'm sure there's a lot of people who watch our broadcast right now there's lots of the likely see if maybe seen on Facebook of the scene on YouTube. But we all use these channels differently and there open.
They are supposed to be open to all the sub extent i.e. of you with widths. There are some restrictions which are the ones that have been put in place about you what you can do what is again inappropriate for regular broadcast but at the same time. It's up to us to make the choice up to us to put parental could parental controls are all there.
It's up to you to put in place know was forcing by the watching Newsmax or Fox News or cable there was in fact if you look at the numbers you look at the cable bidders race yesterday they compete with each other. When you look at actual television numbers that they don't know where dear, what about ABC, CBS, NBC, there's there's no conservative competitor to any of those.
And that's where the big numbers are absolutely there. There II found it very interesting there as I read through it and the thing I thought about right off was they can request this info.
The providers are really not required to produce it to leftist elitist members of Congress on their own, do not have subpoena power of their making a statement and as you indicated inherited to its scary because of how so many large corporate corporations are folding this kind of bullying and threat, but the letter itself was bullying both in tone and in content and I found it interesting because I make my living with words they implied in this letter, and authority.
They do not actually possess. They don't have that authority.
And yet it also exhibits a woeful lack not only of the Constitution which guarantees freedom of the press as well as freedom of speech but it's a woeful lack of knowledge or lack of caring about how the United States of America is different then. For example, the People's Republic of China, where they do control the media.
In this way, we are Americans. This is not who we are and yet this apparently is loss not only of these two congresspeople from California, but this loss of many many people in our society.
Look all this going on with the cancel culture. There should be a warning and a red flag to all Americans of both parties who value freedom of speech and freedom of press. We arty know that this committee is announcing more hearings with tech CEOs on misinformation. The disinformation playing online platforms. That's on Thursday, March 25. That's Facebook Google and twitter sets about social media, but this is all kinda coming together. If we could if we could shut you down on social media forget shut down on cable if we could shut down your voices maybe bring back the fairness doctrine for radio you'll Rush Limbaugh, Pat, passed away and in the articles. If you read the reason Rush went from being a well known local radio show host to a national host wire there broadcast, like ours, international and around the country is because the fairness doctrine was added there would have been no Rush Limbaugh there be don't secular radio broadcast like the way you have words in all these different states and cities, and they don't have to balance it with the show this. The opposing view on it Christian or conservative outlet that no one wants to listen to. It's not to say that if there is a market there.
There will there will be the availability think they tried it just it has really worked on radios worked for MSNBC on cable news flip flip this around me.
This is not good for them either because Congress is barely even a Democrat control and they immediately jump to trying to censor us. It's the worst we come back to get work and have action on this, but I would make sure you all knew this was going on. The list of all the different prices. These are countries facing this is what they try to do when you're not looking you're not paying attention will be right back on secular only one.
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That's what you people because it's what what what a REIT with which we do, but I wanted to get this right out to you what I saw immediately because I think that this is a play that when you're cute you're distracted by pandemic you straight. I got these controversial nominees going through, which by the way, one of those nominees that would be nobody that's been put on hold because of Sen. Richard Sam to vote no so that the vote on on her.
It is delayed but how dear Becerra 1102 come up on on Friday that so you got a lot of those issues which are worthy of discussion of the weave the doubts. Sec. Pompeo joined ACLJ this week on radio. We got in the how dear Becerra yesterday on the broadcast broad record now yesterday of the broadcast. But these can issues like sauce and we have got to cover this today because we got to make week. Would we can jump on this early. It's not like the IRS situation where we had to find out about it secondhand now. The difference with the IRS situation is with a targeted who they went to the target were conservative groups would fight back here.
They're targeting these companies, which I think are susceptible to rolling over to their demands by just say Outlook Congress doesn't want us to do this at only a troubled Congress so maybe we should renew their contracts.
At least not renewed, or maybe we should cancel the now so I think we gotta get active on this right now.
But something did come up yesterday in the Becerra here and watch it because this is interesting.
Sen. met Robbie, who I get is not been someone who is pushed. These nominees real hard and is bit you know it's kind Susan anti-trumpet River that were getting into the Biden years abide nominees. He still claims to be Republican and add a pro-life and he is very put off by how dear Becerra as well for his views on partial-birth abortion is. He is a supporter of hard to even say that.
So what kind of also get tips for you. What happened yesterday those hearings after we were on the air. Take a listen to the question and the answer the question comes from it. Robbie, the answer by how dear Becerra not even really answered it all. There's a division in our country with regards the issue of abortion.
Of course, as you know that mainstream Republicans mainstream Republican Democrats disagree, but most people agree that partial-birth abortion is awful you voted against a band on partial-birth abortion. Why so center here. I understand that people have different deeply held beliefs on this issue and I respect I have worked as I've mentioned for decades trying to protect the health of men and women, young and old, and as Atty. Gen. My job has been to follow the law and make sure others are following the law, and I'm also sitting in front of a high risk OB/GYN who for several decades, had the work of protecting the health of women and even a future baby and so I will tell you that when I come to these issues. I understand that we may not always agree on where to go but I think we can find some common ground on these issues because everyone wants to make sure that if you have an opportunity to live a healthy life and I will tell you that I I hope to be at work with you and others to reach that common ground on so many different issues the grant of the quote future baby go to see. It's a new term for fetus yes up so fetus doesn't work anymore. For them, so the quality future baby they're getting a little bit closer to acknowledging actually to human life. So they say it's a future baby but his answer why he supports he stuck to the high risk OB/GYN. Remember in those situations. Partial-birth abortion bands if the if there is a high risk pregnancy and the that the mother's life is a date at risk at all in her life is at risk. The decision is then made by her and the doctor together so these first. Those procedures would be banned. It's why they existed all the first place. And so that the that you can protect ultimately that the health and life of the the life of the mother.
If you get to a situation like that is why they even had the procedures but what he was talking about what Robbie was talking about his elective partial-birth abortion bands are just doing it late in your pregnancy because the 07 but to do my pregnancy and add this could be a viable child if they are bored right now but I don't feel like having a baby, so that's what he's talking that he's not talking about the 1% situation where a woman's life sit risk the bomb whose in the delivery room and they got a make a quick decision is why that procedure existence. I would never wish that decision on anybody but see how you try to twist the issue and call the future baby I did want to update you on that.
But I do think your focus is well suited in Maryland online for you but hold on your on the air might appreciate your time and wondering are the GOP participating in getting rid of the conservative media media because none of them collecting everything that they've met and why isn't the GOP applying maximum pressure to McConnell for creating a one party for them likely to elicit II think that you've got to Republican FCC commissioners of said this is a chilling transgression because of the other two FCC colleagues or the Democrat appointed to join me in denouncing this attempt to stifle political speech in independent judgment. So the Republican members of the FCC stand are speaking really wants to speak out, but they have spoken out I don't. I think that this is just arising its two members of Congress, but I get I don't think that that most conservatives want to what Fox is off the air, including the mainstream GOP. Yeah, I think the Republican commissioners on the FCC had been very swift and thorough in their response. I do agree with the caller, the members of Congress need to be equally swift and equally forceful and look II think the pressure point here is on the Democrat commissioners of the FCC, because in the past, Jordan. The tables have been turned their comments have been correct that the government should not be involved in pulling licenses but Jordan.
Their silence on this one is deafening. So I definitely think those two commissioners need to come under additional pressure in Washington DC and look, I don't think the day should expire without Republican senators without Republican members echoing with Republican commissioners of the FCC have said you know it's it's interesting Janice Washington state online through your on the air. Everyone working on the average person like myself, do when we get our news not to cable, but for example, I just on my phone.
I go on the Internet and I go to news Max's website if I would think you know being getting my news to a cable provider I could call my provider and say don't drop Newsmax, but I'm not getting it that way. What we can average person do the adverse effect on Newsmax of the huge because severe sale. I can rely on them because I can watch it live, maybe through their app or through their Facebook page and Dave.
Dave. The last year they're doing that through their growth. Fox News puts a lot of it live up on their Facebook pages at different places, but again what their D platform completely from that that's the next step is to remove them completely and we seen it parlor receive actually done where it is the company's carriers like the Amazons listed here that AT&T's Comcast extremities who say you know what political pressure from these Democrats.
We really like them either. You would really like that viewpoint either. Even if it's good business. Maybe it's better business on purpose to get rid of.
So I would just save the life your line of streaming services.
They were all got this letter to they all got it to streamers as well to get into this on our action items that I had to break this way today.
There's so much else going on and I want to make sure you are aware on the broadcast ACLJ.or you will have a lot more to say about this tomorrow.
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