FCC Chair Who Hailed Freedom Of Press Now Silent On Leftist Attempts To Cancel Conservative News

FCC Chair Who Hailed Freedom Of Press Now Silent On Leftist Attempts To Cancel Conservative News


Federal Communications Commission acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel has yet to condemn the Democrats and left-wing media’s attempts to bully certain broadcasting stations out of carrying conservative networks including Fox News, Newsmax, and One America News Network, despite her previous opposition to political interventions in broadcasting.

When former President Donald Trump suggested pulling licenses for certain “fake news” networks in a series of tweets in 2017, Rosenworcel, who was an FCC commissioner at the time, expressed frustration with the “assault on free expression.” When asked by CNN’s Brian Stelter if the FCC would ever carry out an order from Trump to pull the licenses, Rosenworcel said she hoped her agency would “honor the First Amendment and our democratic norms associated with it.”

“I don’t think that the government should be in the business of substituting its judgment for programming licensees,” she said. “I think it’s essential for newsgathering that the government isn’t dictating what content should and shouldn’t be on

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