By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 2-22-21
California Democratic Reps. Anna Eshoo and Jerry McNerney have written to a dozen cable, satellite, and streaming companies calling on them to better combat disinformation – which they principally identify as Fox, Newsmax, and One America News Network (OANN) – and grilling them on what they plan to do about it.
Fox said such letters set a “terrible” precedent.
The legislators came just short of calling on the distributors to drop those channels, but not by much. Those were the only two signatories on the letters, but they are both on the powerful House Energy & Commerce Committee….
Among the answers to questions they wanted from the companies were “Are you planning to continue carrying Fox News, Newsmax, and OANN [fill in the platform] on TV both now and beyond any contract renewal date? If so, why?” » Read More