Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) offered impassioned remarks over the seeming censoring of fellow conservatives in the media and is allegedly unhappy with DirecTV for eliminating the Newsmax channel.
Boebert used DirectTV’s decision to deplatform Newsmax as a chance to warn Americans about what she feels may occur next.
Boebert was presented at the House session by Republican colleague Ken Buck of Colorado, who described her as “a young person who has set this place on fire since she’s been here.”
“Thank you so much. Definitely not literally. At midnight Tuesday, January 24th, 2023, Newsmax was removed from DirectTV’s stream, and U-verse denied 13 million customers to this highly-rated news channel. This is not the first time that we’ve seen this, and I’m afraid that it won’t be the last time that we are seeing this here in our great country. OAN, and was de-platformed by Direct TV in April of 2022. So what’s next? Fox News? Will the Weather Channel be canceled next, if they refuse to bow to the left’s alter of climate change,” Boebert then went on to say.
“What about the History Channel? We see on a regular basis, the left wants to erase history and deny the truth. How about TBN? There has definitely been an increase in disdain and intolerance by many liberals for Christian beliefs simply by saying we love Jesus. So is TBN next?” the representative said.
“Americans are tired of cancel culture. Conservatives are not being treated fairly. We’re the ones who are censored by big tech. We’re the ones targeted and called domestic terrorists when moms and dads show up at school board meetings. We’re the ones targeted by the IRS because our organizations have the word patriot in their name. If you’re a conservative pastor, the government persecutes you. If you’re a liberal pastor, well, Joe Biden shows up to your church whether he realizes he’s there or not,” she said.
“Will the Weather Channel be canceled next if they refuse to bow to the left’s altar of climate change?” — Lauren Boebert on the House floor on DirecTV dropping Newsmax,”Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) posted on Twitter on February 1, 2023.
"Will the Weather Channel be canceled next if they refuse to bow to the left's altar of climate change?" — Lauren Boebert on the House floor on DirecTV dropping Newsmax pic.twitter.com/CIPVUkcnxX
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 1, 2023
According to a story of Boebert’s remarks by Carmine Sabia for Conservative Brief, DirecTV stated that the decision was not based on politics but rather on finances.
“On multiple occasions, we made it clear to Newsmax that we wanted to continue to offer the network, but ultimately Newsmax’s demands for rate increases would have led to significantly higher costs that we would have to pass on to our broad customer base,” the company said.
Sabia observed that Fox News presently dominates cable news, with all of the highest-rated programs emanating from the network.
It has recently received wonderful news concerning one of its staple programs, “The Five.”
Forbes claimed that the show has become the most viewed cable news program, with an average of 3.33 million viewers for the week ending January 22nd, according to Nielsen data.
“After The Five, the highest-rated shows of the week were Tucker Carlson Tonight (3.086 million viewers), Jesse Watters Primetime (2.647 million viewers), Hannity (2.386 million viewers), and Special Report with Bret Baier (2.367 million viewers)—all airing on the Fox News Channel,” the report said.
Forbes reported: “In prime time, Fox News led the cable news networks with an average total audience of 1.996 million viewers—beating CNN and MSNBC combined. Overall, Fox had fully 92 of the 100 highest-rated cable news telecasts for the week. Among viewers 25-54, the demographic group most valued by advertisers, Tucker Carlson Tonight was first with 442,000 viewers, followed by The Five (374,000 viewers), Hannity (303,000 viewers), Jesse Watters Primetime (266,000 viewers) and Special Report with Bret Baier (256,000 viewers).”