The far-left group ‘Free Press’ filed an official letter this week demanding the Federal Communications Commission “censor” President Trump’s daily Coronavirus press briefings; calling the issue a matter of “life and death.”
“They are asking the FCC to limit the public’s right to hear directly from the president about the federal government’s handling of the global pandemic, that any broadcasts of his press conferences come with a pronounced disclaimer, and that media figures with different political views than the progressive organization be further censored,” reports The Federalist.
“This is a sweeping and dangerous attempt by the far left to weaponize the FCC against conservative media outlets and elected officials. They want to turn the FCC into a roving speech police empowered to go after the left’s political opponents,” says FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr.
“To make their case, they cite President Trump’s discussion of an anti-malarial treatment that some doctors had been using to treat COVID-19. He specifically said that even if it didn’t work as treatment, it had been used for so long in humans, that the risk was low,” adds the website.
“It’s been around for a long time, so we know if things don’t go as planned, it’s not going to kill anybody,” said President Trump earlier this month.
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