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Take One America News off Fios
Sen11
Enthusiast

I believe in free speech and diverse views,  however tonight I have seen more than several pseudo news stories that are nothing more than conspiracy theories broadcast under an official looking banner. One America News has broadcasted a literal call to arms, telling people to go buy guns because "socialists and leftists " were coming for your rights. Then less than 30 minutes later they broadcast cultist conspiracies and encouraged outright violence.  I realize this is a reaction to the announcement of the new president elect, however it is completely irresponsible and  dangerous in these political times to broadcast these messages so freely and without fact or basis.  Outlets like One America News,  Patriot radio and others need to be pushed back to the fringes. They do the work of foreign detractors. It is not free speech just incendiary speech. 

A patriot is not a man with a gun, but instead people who defend, celebrate and promote the best of our citizens to the rest of the world. All of our citizens! 

It is completely irresponsible to continue to have internet style hate speech broadcast a medium as powerful as television.  Division, hate and violence are not patriotic values and should not be broadcast freely. That is not free speech.

Please move to take down this network. 

It is not the first time they have promoted outrageous stories but it needs to be the last. 

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Re: Remove NewsMax and OANN now!
fountainhead1
Enthusiast

This is a free country and Americans have the right to choose which news stations they can watch. CNN and MSNBC are no less propaganda channels than the ones you accuse, yet as a libertarian with conservative leanings you don’t see me petitioning to ban them from view. If you don’t like it, then simply switch the channel 

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Why does Verizon Carry Fake Media Channels
FedUp379
Enthusiast

With everything going on these days, I don't understand why FIOS carries fake media channels like NewsMax and One America.  These are propaganda channels, pure and simple, fomenting and distributing outright lies as facts.  

According to the FCC, cable providers can carry whatever channels they like. "With a few exceptions, cable television service providers can offer whatever channels they choose."

So are FIOS (and Verizon) as well as other providers, complicit in the tragedy we've seen at the Capitol in recent days?  Tell us, Verizon, what motivation you have other than money, to carry this stuff.

Remove NewsMax and OANN now!
ArlingtonCustom
Enthusiast

Given their role is spreading dangerous conspiracy theories and extreme right-wing lies, NewsMax and OANN need to be removed now. They contribute to fomenting the fear and discontent that led to the Capitol insurrection this past week. They are not "news media"; they are purveyors of wing extremist propaganda. They should not be part of any standard package and I don't want a single cent of my cable subscription going to support them.

Re: Remove NewsMax and OANN now!
CapitalG1
Enthusiast

I second this!

Re: Remove NewsMax and OANN now!
fountainhead1
Enthusiast

This is a free country and Americans have the right to choose which news stations they can watch. CNN and MSNBC are no less propaganda channels than the ones you accuse, yet as a libertarian with conservative leanings you don’t see me petitioning to ban them from view. If you don’t like it, then simply switch the channel 

Re: Remove NewsMax and OANN now!
CapitalG1
Enthusiast

I’m sorry but CNN & MSNBC did not call for insurrection. They did not spend months propagating lies that lead to 5 people dying. Whataboutism is the lamest of lame excuses. Verizon needs to remove these channels before more people get hurt. 

Re: Remove NewsMax and OANN now!
CRobGauth
Super User
Super User

Where did NewsMax and OAN call for insurrection?

The best way to make channels like this disappear is not to watch them.

Unless they are paying Verizon to carry them, at some point they will disappear due to low viewership. Or contact their advertisers and say you won't buy their products if they continue to support them.

Re: Why does Verizon Carry Fake Media Channels
Reeser1
Enthusiast

Simple you can choose to NOT watch them.

Re: Remove NewsMax and OANN now!
Reeser1
Enthusiast

You dont get to decide what the rest of us want to see. Your decision lies in NOT watching the channels not in preventing others.

Re: Remove NewsMax and OANN now!
Reeser1
Enthusiast

no instead cnn and msnbc called the occupation of parts of seattle a "protest" and not a riot or insurrection.