The intolerant left, to include anti-Trump media forces, are in full force following the two shootings over the weekend that killed 31 people, seizing the moral high ground to go after political opponents — never mind one of the gunmen was a self-described “leftist” who favored Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., for president.
Not only are President Trump and the Republican Party being targeted, but so too is Fox News — the only major alternative voice to the liberal domination on cable TV.
Amid the news that network provider Cloudflare shut down 8chan, the fringe site where the suspected El Paso gunman reportedly posted his hate-filled manifesto, radical leftists are hoping to see Fox News suffer a similar fate by claiming that the network is a voice of racism that spreads white nationalism, whatever that may be.
This being consistent with the left’s dangerous habit of shutting down debate and silencing all opposition… while calling others fascists.
Dan Pheiffer, former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, led the charge with the familiar tactic of trying to shame advertisers.
“If you work for Fox News, advertise on Fox News, or support Fox News in any way, you are enabling the spread of White Nationalism in America and probably making a pretty penny doing so,” he tweeted, in the furtherance of his political agenda.
If you work for Fox News, advertise on Fox News, or support Fox News in any way, you are enabling the spread of White Nationalism in America and probably making a pretty penny doing so. https://t.co/v5pTrNIlDz
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) August 5, 2019
As for 8chan, the site quickly found a new online host in Epik.com, which also owns the security company BitMitigate, and was back up.
But not for long.
London-based Voxility, a provider of network hardware and services, upended both Epik and BitMitigate by terminating its contract with the companies, according to the Associated Press.
CNN, which struggles mightily to compete with Fox News, was only too glad to bring on critics to slam the rival network.
— John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) August 6, 2019
And Pheiffer was far from the only progressive to go after Fox News, as the narrative was picked up as if proliferated on a JournoList-like Google forum.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., replied to a tweet from Leah Greenberg, who is with the Trump resistance group Indivisible.
Greenberg claimed the El Paso shooting “was a terrorist attack targeting Latinx people. It was spurred by the same white nationalist ideology that is promoted by the President of the United States and mainstreamed by Fox News.”
Applying the same tactic that resulted in 8chan getting shut down, Warren tweeted, “We need to call it out: Fox News is a hate-for-profit machine that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists.”
We need to call it out: Fox News is a hate-for-profit machine that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists. https://t.co/f1QkIE7sbB
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) August 4, 2019
Robert Francis O’Rourke, who is fondly referred to in the media as “Beto,” also took the opportunity to bash Fox News in the same breath as talking about banning the sale of “weapons of war” — which are already banned.
A victim’s wife asked me, “How do we change this?”
In addition to universal background checks, a ban on the sale of weapons of war, & red flag laws, we have got to acknowledge the hatred and open racism we’re seeing on Fox News, on the internet, and from our Commander-in-Chief. https://t.co/YNc73D38pC
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 4, 2019
The vile, hard-left site Daily Kos was also on board, as seen in a tweet from Jennifer Hayden, news manager at the site — Hayden was far more transparent in her effort to apply the tactic.
It's great that 8Chan got taken down, but what about the television network that poisons our parents and grandparents every single night with the same divisive, racist attitudes?
— Jennifer Hayden (@Scout_Finch) August 5, 2019
While the narrative was being set, liberal whack job Tom Arnold was busy calling for putting “boots on their evil necks before it’s too late!”
Racists really hate being called racists. The bald Fox News one is sweating. No mercy. Boots on their evil necks before it’s too late!
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) August 5, 2019
Here’s a sampling of others jumping on the “Get Fox News” bandwagon, the First Amendment be damned.
Fox News was also cited in the El Paso murderer’s manifesto. Here they are back in action with propaganda defending Trump (and themselves). https://t.co/rX45MLanZg
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) August 6, 2019
Boycott all the businesses who continue to support The fascist agenda of Fox News. Do it .
— Rosanna Arquette (@RoArquette) August 6, 2019
If this were any other form of terrorism, they’d have already shut down major sources of radicalization (Fox News, 4chan, 8chan, Gab, etc) and initiated ongoing FBI surveillance of every white man who bought a tactical vest and AR-15 in the past 3 years. https://t.co/J0JA8TQusS
— Samuel Sinyangwe (@samswey) August 4, 2019
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) August 6, 2019
Let’s go after Fox News! Just like with 8Chan! #TurndownFoxNews
— TvR (@TTTVRN) August 5, 2019
Fox News is the 8chan of older white Americans, including the POTUS.
— Betty Cracker (@bettycrackerfl) August 5, 2019
I’d like to see America ban Fox News thet way Canada did.
Fox constitutes the greatest threat to democracy. They spread lies, fear and hate. They have ripped apart our country.
— 🍑ProgressNow🍑 (@ProgressNow00) August 6, 2019
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