Stand up to the telecommunications giant DirecTV censoring conservatives!
February 2, 2023
At midnight on January 24, DirecTV announced it would be dropping the conservative news network Newsmax from its lineup of channels, following One America News being dropped in the spring of 2022.
DirecTV cites the dropping of Newsmax as a financial decision stemming from failure to agree on carriage rate increases as part of negotiating an expiring agreement; however, Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy has deemed this action “a blatant act of political discrimination and censorship” and several Republican Senators sense ulterior motives as well.
Senators Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina have reached out to the CEOs of DirecTV, AT&T and TPG in a letter dated February 1, 2023. It reads in part as follows:
“It appears that this decision may be the latest example of big business suppressing politically disfavored speech at the behest of liberal Democrats…We are writing to request detailed and specific information about DirecTV's actions.
"Congress and the public have a right to know the extent to which DirecTV's decision to drop Newsmax was politically motivated, including whether the company succumbed to pressure from administration officials or Democrats in Congress.
"DirecTV's decision follows recent revelations of collusion between Big Tech companies and Democrat officials to label conservative speech as 'misinformation' and censor it. The silencing of conservative speech at the request of government officials is a direct assault on free speech and a threat to democracy."
What does that mean for the pro-life faithful such as you and me?
Priests for Life and myself have a wonderful working relationship with Newsmax, who has aired our content and allowed us to spread the pro-life message to homes across America. The de-platforming of yet another conservative platform would hinder the ability of Priests for Life to defend and grow our existing audience.
What actions are we asking you to take in response to this egregious move by DirecTV?
When you click this link, you’ll be able to indicate that you want to help. You will be able to preview a list of various ways you can take direct action against this blatant attempt to silence and censor our movement, and let me know which option of these you acted upon.
Please act today, and please pass along this email to as many others you know who may be interested.
And thank you for being part of the Priests for Life Family!
Pro Life Leader Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life
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