Joe Biden is officially the president of the United States and the Democrats are over the moon.
But they still have their knives out for all Republicans and conservatives.
Now CNN is demanding one unthinkable action against Fox News.
The Democrat Media Complex made the unprecedented move of censoring Donald Trump in light of the Capitol Hill riot.
But the left doesn’t want to stop there.
Alex Stamos, a former Facebook executive, went on CNN with Brian Stelter and called for even more censorship.
“We have to turn down the capability of these conservative influencers to reach these huge audiences. There are people on YouTube, for example, that have a larger audience than daytime CNN, and they are extremely radical and pushing extremely radical views,” Stamos said.
This chilling comment exposes the leftist mindset that “huge audiences” should not be allowed to see the content they want to see.
But the fact that those platforms have a larger audience than CNN perhaps proves that CNN isn’t providing value to those viewers.
“And then we’re gonna have to figure out the OANN and Newsmax problem, that these companies have freedom of speech, but I’m not sure we need Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, and such to be bringing them into tens of millions of homes,” Stamos continued.
So now the left wants to go after cable providers, which means Fox News would be next on the chopping block.
If the Democrats had their druthers, all Republicans, conservatives, and anyone guilty of “wrongthink” would be shut down.
Parler, the social media alternative to Twitter, has already been strangled by big tech titans Apple, Google, and Amazon.
Parler is scrambling to rebuild its infrastructure on the fly and other alternative platforms will likely have to follow in their footsteps since big tech controls so many points of entry.
For example, Apple dominates the smartphone space, so Apple can choose to ban any app from its app store.
The same goes for Amazon, which controls half of the web hosting market.
If the left is successful in its censorship campaign, it’s going to be increasingly difficult to hear counter-narrative content.
But the Democrats’ overreach could trigger a backlash.
Even some liberals are appalled at the power grab being attempted by the left.
CNN saved its business by becoming the around-the-clock ‘Orange Man Bad’ network.
Ironically, now that Trump is officially “out,” their ratings will likely plummet. And they certainly won’t cover the Biden administration with the same intensity and zeal.
The so-called mainstream media will end up retreating back into hibernation just like during the Obama administration.