ChrisKeymasterFebruary 25, 2021 at 10:40 pmPost count: 309
In the House Energy & Commerce Committee hearing on Wednesday, Representative Cathy McMorris-Rogers (R-Wash.) called out Democrats on their direct attack of the First Amendment. Watch her powerful statement in the video below.
Following are a few highlights:
“On all my time on this committee, I’ve never seen a more obvious, direct attack on the First Amendment,” McMorris fumed. The congresswoman stressed that both Republicans and Democrats should condemn the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, and revere truth and facts, but lamented that that was not the purpose of the hearing.
“If the majority was really interested in a meaningful dialogue, it wouldn’t schedule a hyper-partisan hearing to shame and blame,” she argued. “You wouldn’t be sending letters pressuring private companies to block conservative media outlets.”
McMorris added that she was “deeply troubled” that Democrats would even hold such a hearing.
“Anyone who values free speech and a free press should be worried,” the congresswoman said. “Elected officials using their platform to pressure private companies to censure media outlets they disagree with? That sounds like actions from the Communist Chinese party—not duly elected representatives of the United States Congress.”
McMorris went on to argue that under the Democrats’ new rules, a lot of media “would cease to exist.”
“Should CNN still be carried after hosting Governor Cuomo?” she challenged Democrats. “For months, media lauded him and legitimized his lethal response to Covid-19. He even won an Emmy for his use of TV to spread misinformation.”
How do we know it was misinformation? Because of a balance of networks that pursued investigative journalism.
Should MSNBC be carried after years of spreading the false Russia collusion narrative? Thanks to independent journalists and a robust free press, we learned their reporting was false.
View the video of Dinesh D’Souza discussing this issue below.
First Amendment to the Constitution
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
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