Shawn Thew – Pool / Getty ImagesCalifornia Democratic Chairwoman Rep. Anna Eshoo talks to the media following a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing to discuss protecting scientific integrity in response to the coronavirus outbreak on May 14, 2020, in Washington D.C. (Shawn Thew – Pool / Getty Images)
By Chuck Ross
Published February 22, 2021 at 1:14pm
Two House Democrats sent letters Monday to a dozen television broadcasters suggesting that they stop airing Fox News, Newsmax, and One America News Network, a move which a Republican commissioner on the FCC called a “chilling transgression” aimed at de-platforming the conservative networks.
“Are you planning to continue carrying Fox News, OANN, and Newsmax on your platform both now and beyond the renewal date?” California Reps. Anna G. Eshoo and Jerry McNerney wrote in a letter to the companies.
“If so, why?” they asked.