Tucker Carlson Interview Reveals how Democrats Tried to Shut Down One America News – Matt Lamb 5/6/24

Source: LifeSiteNews.com

Democrats are “working to shut down news organizations all over the country,” including One America News Network (OANN), Tucker Carlson warned recently.

OANN is the latest target of the Democrats, according to Carlson, who recently interviewed Dan Ball, a journalist with the station, on “The Tucker Carlson Encounter.”

House Democrats pressured cable companies to drop Fox News, OANN, and Newsmax, as previously reported by LifeSiteNews. Cable giant AT&T later did drop OANN, and liberal activists celebrated, LifeSiteNews reported.

OANN broke the story of Hunter Biden’s laptop, which led to the network being smeared as “purveyors of disinformation, Russian propagandists.”

The network also covered the harms of the jabs and how face masks do not prevent the spread of COVID. It also covered “irregularities” in the 2020 election.

This coverage led to Big Tech censorship and then political pressure.

Ball said:

YouTube demonetized us. I mean, every time we put a story about Covid masks, distancing, the laptop, boom, taken down, 30-day suspension, 60 days, or just try to kill the whole account.

And then all of a sudden, letters came out. I think about [2021] or [2022] and somebody can correct me if I’m wrong on the date… There was a letter from four Democrat senators and two California Congress folks, Democrats, who sent letters to not only all of the satellite and cable carriers, but also to advertisers. And they used that little thing from NewsGuard, which I heard you talk about NewsGuard in that ESG rating and pyramid system.

Reps. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) and Anna Eshoo (D-CA), members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, sent the letters in 2021.

“Our country’s public discourse is plagued by misinformation, disinformation, conspiracy theories, and lies,” the letters stated.

NewsGuard is a liberal organization that ostensibly acts as a fact checker. The app, included in Microsoft browsers, labels outlets such as LifeSiteNews, The Blaze, and Breitbart with a “warning” allegedly for lacking the truth.


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The letter “scared away advertisers” and led to OANN being “kicked off multiple carriers.”

“Frontier, Verizon, DirecTV. Everything, because they sent these letters,” Ball said. The carriers dropped the company in 2022.

Carlson shortly after called the pressure campaign “so illegal and obviously illegal. It’s as illegal as anything you could do in America.”

“For members of Congress to shut down a news organization because they don’t like what it says,” Carlson said. “That is not allowed in the United States. That’s like any other crime, including murder or rape. It’s not allowed. And they’re doing it anyway.”…

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