They may be willing to sacrifice their lives in service of the country but American troops shouldn’t be permitted to have the freedom to get their information from a source that doesn’t serve as a propaganda organ for the Democratic party, at least that’s what Rep. Eric Swalwell suggested.
On Saturday, the California Democrat made another of his regular appearances on MSNBC where he suggested that banning the nation’s servicemen and servicewomen from watching Fox News is an idea that he could be down with, another example of how the authoritarian party has come to view censorship as an essential tool to advance its anti-American agenda.
The unshaven lawmaker who famously canoodled with a Chinese spy nicknamed “Fang Fang” and who was recently booted from his position on the powerful House Intelligence Committee, joined host Katie Phang where he discussed the ongoing Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit against the network and an ad campaign by the far-left activist group VoteVets calling for the conservative news network to be banned from U.S. military bases worldwide.
After Phang asked whether there should be “some type of gatekeeping” to put a lid on information that was harmful to the Democratic party, particularly in regard to Fox News, Swalwell brought up the idea to impose controls over what is permitted viewing content for military members.
“Has there been any discussions in Congress about maybe congressional oversight, regulations, maybe the FCC getting involved?” Phang asked. “I know we all respect the First Amendment, Congressman, but should there be some type of gatekeeping that happens so that this doesn’t happen again?”
“I think about our troops, and I’ve been all over the world and I’ve visited our troops in some of the harshest places, and nothing makes them feel more like home than their access, you know, to American television programming and a popular channel is Fox News,” he said.
“Again, I don’t want to get into the business of telling troops what they can and cannot watch,” Swalwell continued, “but if you have a news station that a court is going to rule is in its evening hour, you know perpetuating dis and misinformation, I don’t know if I disagree with VoteVets who is saying that we need to take a look at you know, how this is being broadcast to our troops.”
The VoteVets ad accuses Fox News and host Tucker Carlson – a hated enemy of the political left – of conducting information warfare that divides the troops, undermines cohesion, weakens readiness and threatens national security, calling for the Pentagon to ban the popular host along with fellow Fox News hosts Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity from military installations, a move that would normally be seen under overtly totalitarian regimes and not in a free country, let alone the United States of America.
FOX hosts' election lies and disinformation splits the ranks, hurts unit cohesion, and weakens America's national defense. They must be removed from all TVs on military installations NOW.
Share if you agree! pic.twitter.com/1a6WiYB0hV
— VoteVets (@votevets) March 6, 2023
“I hope that’s an incentive for Fox News to clean up its evening hour, you know, staring with Tucker Carlson and going late into the evening with Laura Ingram [sic], they all spun and told these lies,” the congressman said, days after the host blew the lid off of the lying J6 committee and their fakery about the so-called “insurrection” by airing previously unseen surveillance video of the day of the Capital protests.
“I don’t think we’re without complete recourse,” he added.
Swalwell’s escalatory remarks come days after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called for Fox News and Rupert Murdoch to prevent Carlson from airing any more footage that further debunks the official J6 narrative, an extremist demand that was all the more chilling considering that it came from one of the Democratic party’s top leaders on the floor of the U.S. Senate.
Schumer rages at Tucker, McCarthy on Senate floor, demands FOX dump second segment of J6 ‘lies’https://t.co/AxOO27HNV8
— American Wire News (@americanwire_) March 7, 2023
When it comes to censorship, Democrats are addicted to it as if it were crack cocaine and have cheered the creation of a censorship industrial complex to stifle free speech and promulgate their own dis and misinformation.
Notably, there has been no call for MSNBC to be similarly banned on U.S. military bases.
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Republished with permission from American Wire News Service
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