Friday, January 22, 2021

Alleged "Anti-Authoritarians" Call for Violent Fascist Repression of Their Enemies


Max Boot

In a Monday op-ed, the Washington Post called on heavyweight telecommunications corporations to shut down conservative cable news outlets including Fox News, One America News, and Newsmax TV, comparing the need to do so with that of shutting down foreign terrorist influencers. ... 
"There is a whole infrastructure of incitement that will remain intact even after Trump leaves office," Boot writes. "Just as we do with foreign terrorist groups, so with domestic terrorists: We need to shut down the influencers who radicalize people and set them on the path toward violence and sedition." 
The essay then heaps praise on the recent purging of conservative voices on social media platforms by tech giants, hoping that broadcast media will follow suit.  
The author then suggests that if key members of the Murdoch family, which owns News Corp and its sister company Fox Corp., won't comply [with forbidding employees to mention election fraud], then large cable carriers should have Fox News shut down. 
"If [they] won�t listen, then large cable companies such as Comcast and Charter Spectrum, which carry Fox News and provide much of its revenue in the form of user fees, need to step in and kick Fox News off," states Boot. 
The essay also targeted other conservative outlets. ... This week, CNN -- where Boot is a fellow contributor -- began pushing for conservative media outlets such as One America News and Newsmax TV to be blacklisted.


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